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The Benefits of a Masters Degree with a Certificate

Many master degree programs allow 12 hours of advisor approved electives. With proper planning this allows you to earn two credentials at the same time: a graduate certificate in a specialized area and a master degree. Often, earning the certificate as part of the master's program can save you some or all of the hours. There are several graduate certificates available.

Please note: A maximum of 12 credit hours may be duplicated between the master's program and graduate certificate.

M.A.E. in Adult Education

Requires 30 Hours


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Certificate in Aging Studies

Requires 12 Hours


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Degree and Certificate
Awarded Separately

Requires 42 Hours

M.A.E. in Adult Education

Core Requires 24 Hrs

Shares 6 Hrs with Certificate

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Shares 6 Hrs with Degree

Certificate in Aging Studies

Requires 12 Hours

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Degree Awarded

M.A.E. in Adult Education with
a Certificate in Aging Studies

Requires Only 36 Hours!

To learn more about online graduate certificates visit Online Graduate Certificates or contact your advisor to see how you may be able to earn a Graduate Certificate on your way to earning a degree!


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 Last Modified 9/24/14