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Can you go from an associate's degree to a master's degree?

Hey everyone! Just wondering if it's possible to jump straight from getting an associate's degree to working on a master's degree. Would this pathway work or would I have to complete a bachelor's degree first? Thanks!

7 months ago

Hello! While it's an interesting idea to go straight from an associate's degree to a master's degree, the traditional educational pathway requires you to complete a bachelor's degree before pursuing a master's degree. This is because most master's programs require a bachelor's degree as a prerequisite for admission.

That being said, after completing your associate's degree, you can transfer to a four-year college or university to complete your bachelor's degree. Many institutions have articulation agreements with community colleges, which help facilitate a smooth transition and potentially shorten your graduation timeline. Once you've earned your bachelor's, you'll be eligible to apply to master's programs.

There are some accelerated degree programs that combine a bachelor's and a master's, allowing you to earn both degrees in a shorter time than it would take to earn them separately. Do be aware that you'll need to ensure you meet the specific admission requirements and maintain a certain GPA to remain in the program.

In short, you'll need to complete a bachelor's degree before pursuing a master's degree, but there are still options to make the process more efficient. Good luck with your educational journey!

7 months ago

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