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!

Fast-Track a Master's Degree

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 the eligible programs below.

Accounting Programs

Bachelor of Science in Accounting to Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management

If you graduated from UMUC with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, you could be eligible to fast-track a Master of Science in accounting and financial management by up to 6 credits and complete both degrees with a total of 150 credits of coursework.

The Graduate School will accept up to two of the following course substitutions toward the completion of this master's degree program, for a maximum of 6 credits:

  • ACCT 438 and ACCT 440 in lieu of ACCT 630
  • ACCT 422 and ACCT 436 in lieu of ACCT 628
  • ACCT 323 and ACCT 417 in lieu of ACCT 613

To be eligible, you must have completed these courses at UMUC no more than two years before being accepted to the Graduate School and earned a B or better in the courses. The substitutions listed above are the only substitutions possible. Transfer credits are not accepted. Admission requirements and time limits for degree completion apply to all students.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting to Master of Science in Accounting and Information Systems

If you graduated from UMUC with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, you could be eligible to fast-track a Master of Science in accounting and information systems by up to 6 credits and complete both degrees with a total of 150 credits of coursework.

The Graduate School will accept up to two of the following course substitutions toward the completion of this master's degree program, for a maximum of 6 credits:

  • ACCT 438 and ACCT 440 in lieu of ACCT 630
  • ACCT 422 and ACCT 436 in lieu of ACCT 628

To be eligible, you must have completed these courses at UMUC no more than two years before being accepted to the Graduate School and earned a B or better in the courses. The substitutions listed above are the only substitutions possible. Transfer credits are not accepted. Admission requirements and time limits for degree completion apply to all students.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting to Master of Science in Management Specialization in Accounting

If you graduated from UMUC with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, you could be eligible to fast-track a Master of Science in management with a specialization in accounting by up to 6 credits and complete both degrees with a total of 150 credits of coursework.

The Graduate School will accept up to two of the following course substitutions toward the completion of this master's degree program, for a maximum of 6 credits:

  • ACCT 438 and ACCT 440 in lieu of ACCT 630
  • ACCT 422 and ACCT 436 in lieu of ACCT 628
  • ACCT 323 and ACCT 417 in lieu of ACCT 613

To be eligible, you must have completed these courses at UMUC no more than two years before being accepted to the Graduate School and earned a B or better in the courses. The substitutions listed above are the only substitutions possible. Transfer credits are not accepted. Admission requirements and time limits for degree completion apply to all students.

Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, and Homeland Security Programs

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice to Master of Science in Management Specialization in Criminal Justice Management

If you graduated from UMUC with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice, you could be eligible to fast-track a Master of Science in management with a specialization in criminal justice management by up to 6 credits and complete both degrees with a total of 150 credits of coursework.

The Graduate School will accept the following course substitutions toward the completion of this master's degree program, for a maximum of 6 credits:

  • CCJS 495 in lieu of CJMS 600
  • CCJS 497 in lieu of CJMS 620

To be eligible, you must have completed these courses at UMUC no more than two years before being accepted to the Graduate School and earned a B or better in the courses. The substitutions listed above are the only substitutions possible. Transfer credits are not accepted. Admission requirements and time limits for degree completion apply to all students.

Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security to Master of Science in Information Technology Specialization in Homeland Security

If you graduated from UMUC with a Bachelor of Science in homeland security, you could be eligible to fast-track a Master of Science in information technology with a specialization in homeland security management by up to 6 credits and complete both degrees with a total of 150 credits of coursework.

The Graduate School will accept the following course substitutions toward the completion of this master's degree program, for a maximum of 6 credits:

  • HMLS 302 in lieu of HSMN 610
  • HMLS 408 in lieu of HSMN 625

To be eligible, you must have completed these courses at UMUC no more than two years before being accepted to the Graduate School and earned a B or better in the courses. The substitutions listed above are the only substitutions possible. Transfer credits are not accepted. Admission requirements and time limits for degree completion apply to all students.

Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security to Master of Science in Management Specialization in Homeland Security

If you graduated from UMUC with a Bachelor of Science in homeland security, you could be eligible to fast-track a Master of Science in management with a specialization in homeland security management by up to 6 credits and complete both degrees with a total of 150 credits of coursework.

The Graduate School will accept the following course substitutions toward the completion of this master's degree program, for a maximum of 6 credits:

  • HMLS 302 in lieu of HSMN 610
  • HMLS 408 in lieu of HSMN 625

To be eligible, you must have completed these courses at UMUC no more than two years before being accepted to the Graduate School and earned a B or better in the courses. The substitutions listed above are the only substitutions possible. Transfer credits are not accepted. Admission requirements and time limits for degree completion apply to all students.

Minor in Emergency Management to Master of Science in Management Specialization in Emergency Management

If you graduated from UMUC and took courses in emergency management, you could be eligible to fast-track a Master of Science in management with a specialization in emergency management by up to 6 credits and complete both degrees with a total of 150 credits of coursework.

The Graduate School will accept the following course substitutions toward the completion of this master's degree program, for a maximum of 6 credits:

  • EMGT 302 in lieu of EMAN 600
  • EMGT 304 in lieu of HSMN 630

To be eligible, you must have completed these courses at UMUC no more than two years before being accepted to the Graduate School and earned a B or better in the courses. The substitutions listed above are the only substitutions possible. Transfer credits are not accepted. Admission requirements and time limits for degree completion apply to all students.

Minor in Homeland Security to Master of Science in Information Technology Specialization in Homeland Security

If you graduated from UMUC and took courses in homeland security, you could be eligible to fast-track a Master of Science in information technology with a specialization in homeland security management by up to 6 credits and complete both degrees with a total of 150 credits of coursework.

The Graduate School will accept the following course substitutions toward the completion of this master's degree program, for a maximum of 6 credits:

  • HMLS 302 in lieu of HSMN 610
  • HMLS 408 in lieu of HSMN 625

To be eligible, you must have completed these courses at UMUC no more than two years before being accepted to the Graduate School and earned a B or better in the courses. The substitutions listed above are the only substitutions possible. Transfer credits are not accepted. Admission requirements and time limits for degree completion apply to all students.

Minor in Homeland Security to Master of Science in Management Specialization in Homeland Security

If you graduated from UMUC and took courses in homeland security, you could be eligible to fast-track a Master of Science in management with a specialization in homeland security management by up to 6 credits and complete both degrees with a total of 150 credits of coursework.

The Graduate School will accept the following course substitutions toward the completion of this master's degree program, for a maximum of 6 credits:

  • HMLS 302 in lieu of HSMN 610
  • HMLS 408 in lieu of HSMN 625

To be eligible, you must have completed these courses at UMUC no more than two years before being accepted to the Graduate School and earned a B or better in the courses. The substitutions listed above are the only substitutions possible. Transfer credits are not accepted. Admission requirements and time limits for degree completion apply to all students.

Cybersecurity Programs

Get a Head Start on a Cybersecurity Master's Degree or Certificate

Students who complete the bachelor's degree in computer networks and cybersecurity may be eligible to reduce their total coursework for the following graduate degree and certificate programs by 6 credits:

  • Cybersecurity management and policy
  • Cybersecurity technology
  • Digital forensics and cyber investigation

The Graduate School will accept CMIT 495 in place of CBR 600. You must have completed CMIT 495 in the spring 2019 term or later.

This substitution is the only one possible. Admission requirements and time limits for degree completion apply to all applicants.

Master of Arts in Teaching

Get a Head Start on a Master of Arts in Teaching

Undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor’s degree from UMUC in an appropriate major (computer science, English, history, or social science, or a general studies degree with a minimum of a 30-credit specialization in social studies) and other students who have the appropriate coursework (including biology and mathematics coursework) can reduce the total coursework for the Master of Arts in Teaching by up to three courses for a total of 12 credits—two 6-credit courses and UCSP 615—and complete both degrees with a total of 138 credits of coursework. This accelerated program option allows you to take graduate-level coursework before you complete your undergraduate degree.

To be eligible for this accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching option, you must have completed the courses listed below before being accepted in The Graduate School.

  • EDTP 500 instead of EDTP 600
  • EDTP 535 instead of EDTP 635

These courses and UCSP 615 are the only courses eligible through this agreement. If you complete these courses with a grade of C, these credits apply toward the undergraduate degree only. If you complete these courses with a grade of B or above, the credits will be accepted by The Graduate School toward the completion of the Master of Arts in Teaching.

To be admitted to the Master of Arts in Teaching, you must meet all program admission requirements, including content area GPA (2.75), and achieve qualifying scores on basic skills assessment(s). If you meet these requirements, you will need only 18 credits (three 6-credit courses) to complete the Master of Arts in Teaching. Time limits for degree completion apply to all applicants.

Find the Right Program for You

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