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  • B.S. to M.S. Option

    B.S. to M.S. Option

    Admission Requirements

    Students in select majors can earn both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as few as five years. Students must apply for admission to the Stevenson Graduate Program and to the B.S. to M.S. Option during the first semester of their junior year. Admitted students may begin taking graduate-level courses during their junior and senior years. Participating bachelor's and master's degree programs at Stevenson are designed to blend seamlessly, giving students in the B.S. to M.S. program a powerful education in a shorter period of time.

    The following chart shows which undergraduate majors commonly participate in the B.S. to M.S. Degree Option. Qualified students in other majors may participate in the B.S. to M.S. Option with permission from the undergraduate division director or department chair.

    Bachelor's Degree Programs Corresponding Master's Degree Programs
    Accounting Business & Technology Management, Forensic Studies
    Business Administration Business & Technology Management, Forensic Studies, Healthcare Management
    Business Information Systems Business & Technology Management, Forensic Studies, Healthcare Management
    Computer Information Systems Business & Technology Management, Forensic Studies, Healthcare Management
    Chemistry, Biotechnology Forensic Science
    Criminal Justice Forensic Studies
    Paralegal Studies Business & Technology Management, Forensic Studies
  • Credit for Prior Learning

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Our Credit for Prior Learning program is designed to assist adult students in obtaining credits for their previous work and life experiences. The many benefits of taking part in Credit for Prior Learning include:

    • Credits for Prior Learning may be used to fulfill the core curriculum requirements and electives.
    • Credits for Prior Learning, in some cases, may be used to fulfill program requirements.
    • Credits awarded through the Prior Learning Portfolio offer a significant cost savings over traditional course work.

    Students in a degree program at Stevenson University can pursue Credit for Prior Learning through the following three options:

    1. Prior Learning Portfolio
      Portfolio credit is earned not for the experience you have had, but for what you have learned from that experience. The writing of the portfolio and the supporting documentation are the evidence for that learning.
    2. Departmental Challenge Exams
      The content of departmental examinations is determined by the academic division chair. Students must qualify to take exams by demonstrating that they have substantial experience and expertise in the subject area.
    3. College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DSST Exams
      CLEP, a program of the College Entrance Examination Board, is a nationwide system of credit-by-examination. The University grants credit to SU students earning Stevenson University designated passing scores on CLEP exams. Download the CLEP manual.

      The DSST testing program allows students to receive college credits for learning acquired outside the classroom.  Please consult with the SU Registrar's Office to determine which exams are transferable. Download the DSST manual.

    If you have questions about the program, please call toll free 1-877-531-7118, or email .

  • Alliance Partnership

    Alliance Partnership

    Educating your future leaders shouldn't break the bank. Our Partnership Alliances allow employees and Maryland community college graduates to achieve their undergraduate and graduate degrees by reducing their tuition fees considerably.

    • Increasing your professional worth by achieving your bachelor's or master's degree is a goal many working professionals look to attain. The School of Graduate and Professional Studies recognizes that need and helps to reduce the cost of our programs by offering organizations an option to enter into our Alliance Partnership Program. The reduction of tuition costs assists employees and members of partnered organizations and graduates of partnered MD community colleges achieve their degree for less and stretch any tuition assistance dollars further.
    • SU GPS Alliance Partnership Program is a great way to help employees reach their educational goals.
    • Many organizations utilize the SU GPS Alliance Partnership Program as an added employee benefit.

    Have questions? Contact Andi Overton, Director of Business Development, at 443-394-9342 or .

  • Graduate Assistantships

    Graduate Assistantships

    Stevenson University welcomes the application of qualified graduate students for graduate assistantships. These assistantships are to be awarded for a two-year period to outstanding applicants to programs of the School for Graduate and Professional Studies.

    Eligibility criteria for application for a graduate assistantship are:

    1. Acceptance into a Stevenson University graduate program.

    2. Maintenance of a full-time graduate course load as defined by the respective graduate program.

    3. A cumulative GPA of all past academic work of at least a 3.0.

    In addition, applicants should have good computer skills, an ability to work independently, and be able to work some occasional evening hours if necessary. Individual graduate assistantship positions may have additional qualifications.

    Compensation and Benefits

    Tuition waiver for full-time course loads, as defined by the respective graduate programs, for a maximum of two academic years or until completion of the student's desired Master's program, whichever is sooner.

    Semester Stipend of $4,000, for a total of no more than four semesters.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Graduate students offered assistantships will agree to work for Stevenson University in the capacity of the designated assistantship for an average of 20 hours a week in a 16-week semester for no more than four consecutive semesters.

    Application for Graduate Assistantship

    The School of Graduate and Professional Studies will be accepting applications for the Fall 2014 Graduate Assistantship positions until March 28th. Please view our Employment Opportunities page to create your application.
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