If you've recently graduated from University of Maryland University College, congratulations are in order! And we have some more good news: You could be eligible for further credentials that will save time and money. You can turn a certificate into a degree, an associate's into a bachelor's, or a bachelor's into a master's. Check out these opportunities and level up for less.

Certificate to Degree

Credits from UMUC undergraduate certificates and graduate certificates align with degree requirements and can be applied directly toward a bachelor's or master's degree.

Associate's to Bachelor's

UMUC offers Associate of Arts degrees for active-duty military servicemembers and their spouses, veterans, reservists, and members of the National Guard. Your associate's degree gets you halfway toward fulfilling bachelor's degree requirements.

If you're not affiliated with the military, the Reverse Transfer program still allows you to earn an associate's while studying at UMUC. The program is designed to allow you to transfer UMUC credits back to participating community colleges, so you can earn an associate's while you work toward your bachelor's.

Second Bachelor's Degree

Whether you're making a career change or supplementing your prior education and experience, if you've already received a bachelor's degree from UMUC or another school, you can broaden your education by earning a second bachelor's degree in as little as a year's time and 30 credits!

Bachelor's to Master's

Several programs at UMUC feature fast paths between undergraduate and graduate degrees that allow students to apply undergraduate credits toward master's degree requirements, saving time and money. See eligible programs below

You must have completed these courses no more than four years before beginning your graduate studies. The substitutions listed above are the only substitutions possible. Courses must have been taken at UMUC. Transfer credits are not accepted.

Accounting Bachelor's Degree to Accounting and Information Systems Master's Degree

Save 3 credits.

If you graduated from UMUC with an Accounting Bachelor's Degree, you could be eligible to fast-track your Accounting and Information Systems Master's Degree.

Here's how it works:

ACCT 323 and ACCT 417 together fulfill the graduate requirement for ACCT 613.

To be eligible, you must have completed these courses before being accepted to the Graduate School and earned a B or better in the courses.

Computer Science Bachelor's Degree to Master of Arts in Teaching

Save 12 credits.

If you graduated from UMUC with a Computer Science Bachelor's Degree, you could be eligible to fast-track your Master of Arts in Teaching.

Here's how it works:

  • EDTP 500 counts as 6 credits and fulfills the requirement for EDTP 600.
  • EDTP 535 counts as 6 credits and fulfills the requirement for EDTP 635.


To be eligible, you must have completed these courses before being accepted to the Graduate School and earned a B or better in the courses.

Criminal Justice Bachelor's Degree to Criminal Justice Management Graduate Certificate

Save 3 credits.

If you graduated from UMUC with a Criminal Justice Bachelor's Degree, you could be eligible to fast-track your Criminal Justice Management Graduate Certificate.

Here's how it works:

CCJS 495 fulfills the graduate requirement for CJMS 600.

To be eligible, you must have completed these courses before being accepted to the Graduate School and earned a B or better in the courses.

Criminal Justice Bachelor's Degree to

Save 6 credits.

If you graduated from UMUC with a Criminal Justice Bachelor's Degree, you could be eligible to fast-track your .

Here's how it works:

  • CCJS 495 fulfills the graduate requirement for CJMS 600
  • CCJS 497 fulfills the graduate requirement for CJMS 620

To be eligible, you must have completed these courses before being accepted to the Graduate School and earned a B or better in the courses.

Emergency Management Minor to Management Master's Degree with Emergency Management Specialization

Save 6 credits.

If you graduated from UMUC with an Emergency Management Minor, you could be eligible to fast-track your Management Master's Degree with Emergency Management Specialization.

Here's how it works:

  • EMGT 302 fulfills the graduate requirement for EMAN 600
  • EMGT 310 fulfills the graduate requirement for HSMN 630

To be eligible, you must have completed these courses before being accepted to the Graduate School and earned a B or better in the courses.

English Bachelor's Degree to Master of Arts in Teaching

Save 12 credits.

If you graduated from UMUC with an English Bachelor's Degree, you could be eligible to fast-track your Master of Arts in Teaching.

Here's how it works:

  • EDTP 500 counts as 6 credits and fulfills the requirement for EDTP 600.
  • EDTP 535 counts as 6 credits and fulfills the requirement for EDTP 635.


To be eligible, you must have completed these courses before being accepted to the Graduate School and earned a B or better in the courses.

History Bachelor's Degree to Master of Arts in Teaching

Save 12 credits.

If you graduated from UMUC with a History Bachelor's Degree, you could be eligible to fast-track your Master of Arts in Teaching.

Here's how it works:

  • EDTP 500 counts as 6 credits and fulfills the requirement for EDTP 600.
  • EDTP 535 counts as 6 credits and fulfills the requirement for EDTP 635.


To be eligible, you must have completed these courses before being accepted to the Graduate School and earned a B or better in the courses.

Homeland Security Minor to Information Technology Master's Degree with Homeland Security Management Specialization or Management Master's Degree with Homeland Security Management Specialization

Save 6 credits.

If you graduated from UMUC with a Homeland Security Minor, you could be eligible to fast-track your Information Technology Master's Degree with Homeland Security Management Specialization or Management Master's Degree with Homeland Security Management Specialization.

Here's how it works:

  • HMLS 302 fulfills the graduate requirement for HSMN 610
  • HMLS 408 fulfills the graduate requirement for HSMN 625

To be eligible, you must have completed these courses before being accepted to the Graduate School and earned a B or better in the courses.

Social Science Bachelor's Degree to Master of Arts in Teaching

Save 12 credits.

If you graduated from UMUC with a Social Science Bachelor's Degree, you could be eligible to fast-track your Master of Arts in Teaching.

Here's how it works:

  • EDTP 500 counts as 6 credits and fulfills the requirement for EDTP 600.
  • EDTP 535 counts as 6 credits and fulfills the requirement for EDTP 635.


To be eligible, you must have completed these courses before being accepted to the Graduate School and earned a B or better in the courses.

You must have completed these courses no more than four years before beginning your graduate studies. The substitutions listed above are the only substitutions possible. Courses must have been taken at UMUC. Transfer credits are not accepted.

Find the Right Program for You

With our Program Comparison Tool, you can evaluate as many as three degrees, specializations, and certificates side by side. Explore program descriptions, cost, transfer credit, program formats, course content, and more.