Credits earned in associate degree programs can be transferred to bachelor’s degree programs under certain conditions. Program of study of at least 2 but less than 4 years of full-time academic study.
The most common first degree in U.S. higher education and is the degree that gives access to advanced studies. Requires at least 4 but not more than 5 years of full-time equivalent college-level work.
Require students to have previously completed specified undergraduate coursework or degrees before enrolling.
Is the first graduate-level qualification, or second cycle degree, in the U.S. higher education system. Master’s degrees generally take two years to complete.
Several qualifications that represent studies and research beyond the master’s degree but that are not the equivalent of a research doctorate.
Represents the highest academic qualification in the U.S. education system. Students admitted to doctoral programs must complete all qualifying graduate-level coursework and participate in doctoral seminars and colloquia.