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Applying for a masters program with an associate degree?

Hey there! I was wondering if it's possible to apply for a master's program with only an associate degree? If so, what kind of master's programs accept applicants with associate degrees? Thanks for your help!

6 months ago

Hello! In general, most master's programs require applicants to have a bachelor's degree for admission. However, there are some exceptions, particularly in certain fields or programs seeking students with specific skill sets or work experience.

One possible path is to look for "degree completion" or "2+2" programs that allow students with an associate degree to complete their bachelor's degree requirements in a shorter time period, typically two years. After completing your bachelor's degree, you would be eligible to apply for a master's program.

Another option is to explore professional or technical programs that may have less stringent prerequisites. Some of these programs might accept candidates with associate degrees if they have relevant work experience or certifications in the field. Examples of such fields include information technology, healthcare administration, and some business programs.

In any case, it's crucial to research and reach out to the specific master's programs you're interested in to confirm their prerequisites and any potential exceptions for applicants with associate degrees. Make sure to highlight your unique skills, experiences, and potential contributions to the program during the application process.

Good luck on your educational journey!

6 months ago

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