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Transfer Credit and Experience Waivers at Anna Maria College

You Matter. And so does your experience.

Anna Maria College’s dedication to public service and the community makes it possible to offer opportunities to our students that recognize and transfer past education, professional certificates and even actual years on the job for credit toward a new degree.

Transfer Credits

Anna Maria College accepts transfer credits received from fully accredited colleges and universities for both undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Mid-Career Track

If you have graduated from a qualified police or fire academy and currently work in a relevant field, or have 4+ years of applicable field experience (MPA General Track only), you may be eligible to waive up to two courses from the online MPA or online M.S. in Criminal Justice requirements. Eligibility varies depending on program and specialization, as applicable.

5th Year Option

While pursuing your bachelor’s degree at Anna Maria College, consider the option to upgrade three classes during your final year of study to master’s-level courses. For applicable programs, once your academic advisor has reviewed your transcript for eligibility, this option allows you to earn a graduate degree with just one additional year of studies instead of two. Eligible programs include:

Explore All Anna Maria College Online Programs

Many of the programs at Anna Maria College are developed and designed with our individual students – and their experience – in mind. Available online degrees include:

Criminal Justice, BS

The online criminal justice degree offers the knowledge and practical skills needed for careers in law enforcement, corrections, government, and more.

Criminal Justice, MS

The online master’s degree in criminal justice will help prepare you for career advancement and leadership opportunities as a law enforcement expert.

3 Specializations Available

Fire Science, BS

The FESHE-recognized B.S. in Fire Science gives you the technical, professional, and managerial skills to lead in fire service and related fields.

Public Administration, MPA

The online Master of Public Administration (MPA) prepares you to ethically lead and manage positive social change in government, business, and more.

5 Specializations Available

Public Administration, MPA: Criminal Justice

Current law enforcement officers seeking career advancement or professionals looking to enter the field will gain valuable criminal justice leadership skills that the top agencies and law enforcement departments are looking for.

Public Administration, MPA: Emergency Management

The Emergency Management concentration integrates the study of emergency management skills and techniques to produce graduates who are capable of leading during times of crisis.

Public Administration, MPA: Fire and Emergency Services

Combining foundational management development with an in-depth study of fire and emergency services administration, this specialized degree is a highly valuable credential for aspiring fire and EMS leaders.

Public Administration, MPA: General Track

The General Track includes a broad study of public sector management topics and is designed to offer maximum career flexibility for students who could see themselves entering multiple fields after graduation.

Public Administration, MPA: Homeland Security

Students in the Homeland Security online MPA program will learn how to anticipate, prevent and react to situations that threaten the safety and security of the nation, including attacks by foreign and domestic terrorists.

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