I would like to know if someone has information as to how fast could one reasonably finish a masters at WGU. I am basically a self educated person, I did not finish high school, but earned a GED many years ago, recently (2002) I went through the Excelsior process to earn my bachelor's in about 4 months in order to get into a teacher certification program. I believe I have most of the knowledge needed for both the masters that interest me. Can you really test out like at Excelsior, or do you actually have to go through the courses, although at your own pace? If the later, how fast can you go through them and what is the process? I am in a situation where I can benefit from a masters degree within the next 12 months or so. I appreciate all the time that knowledgeable people put into the great resource that this website is.