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  DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
The following minimum requirements are needed to qualify for a degree. Life experience is any experience you have relevant to your major and is separate from work experience and classroom education. Depending upon the particular circumstance, military experience qualifies as either work or life experience.

In order to comply with state licensing guidelines, we must adhere to the following minimum requirements. Exceptions to these requirements will be made on a case-by-case basis, and exceptions are rarely made. Please don’t embarrass yourself or waste our time asking if you qualify for a PhD in a field that you have no knowledge of or experience in. On the other hand, if you have a substantial amount of life or work experience, you might qualify for every degree available.


Associate Degree: Requires 60 credits.
You qualify for an Associate Degree if you have one of the following:

  1. 3 years work/life experience related to your major.
  2. 2 years work/life experience related to your major and 30 college credits.
  3. Any combination of the above or substantial work/life experience.


Bachelor Degree: Requires 120 credits.
You qualify for a Bachelor Degree if you have one of the following:

  1. 4 years work/life experience related to your major and 30 college credits.
  2. 3 years work/life experience related to your major and 60 college credits.
  3. 2 years work/life experience related to your major and 90 college credits.
  4. Any combination of the above or substantial work/life experience.

Master Degree: Requires 60 credits.
A bachelor degree is not required for persons with extensive experience in any field directly related to the major.
You qualify for a Master degree if you have one of the following:

  1. 2 years work/life experience related to your major and a bachelor degree.
  2. 5 years work/life experience related to your major and an associate degree.
  3. 8 years work/life experience related to your major, 2 of which must be at a junior or senior executive level.
  4. Any combination of the above or substantial work/life experience.

Master of Business Administration: Requires 60 credits.
A bachelor degree is not required for persons with extensive experience in any field related to business administration such as management or finance.
You qualify for an MBA degree if you have one of the following:

  1. 4 years business management experience and a bachelor degree.
  2. 5 years work/life experience related to your major and an associate degree.
  3. 8 years business management experience with no less than 2 years at senior management level.
  4. Any combination of the above or substantial work/life experience.

Doctorate: Requires 38 credits.
A master degree is normally a prerequisite for the doctorate degree.

  1. 2 years work/life experience in your field and a master degree.
  2. More than 10 years work/life experience in your field.
  3. Any combination of the above or considerable life/work experience.

You may apply for a combination of any two degrees ONLY IF you meet the minimum requirements for each degree.

If you meet the minimum requirements for the degree you’re interested in, CLICK HERE to submit your online application now