Degrees and Certificates

Degrees and Certificates

Strayer University offers a wide range of degrees (associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, and master’s degree), programs and certificates to meet the varied needs of its students. We operate on a quarter hour system in which each quarter-long course is granted 4.5 credits (equivalent to 3.0 semester credits).

 

 

Undergraduate Certificate

(27 credit hours of course work)
The Undergraduate Certificate is designed to provide basic training in your field of study. A high school diploma (or U.S. equivalent) is required to enroll in this program.

Undergraduate Diploma

(45 to 54 credit hours of course work)
The Undergraduate Diploma provides focused academic work in your area of study. Students may enter an Undergraduate Diploma program in order to acquire the necessary education to change careers. Additionally, a student with the ultimate goal of an associate or bachelor’s degree may choose to take these courses first in order to achieve a visible milestone along the way. A high school diploma (or U.S. equivalent) or higher is required to enroll in this program.

Associate in Arts

(90 credit hours of course work)
The associate's degree in arts provides college-level training in your field of study, along with some work in the arts and sciences. This degree can often be used to meet half of the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree. A high school diploma (or U.S. equivalent) is required to enroll in this program.

Bachelor of Business Administration

(180 credit hours of work)
The bachelor's degree of Business Administration program prepares graduates for a wide range of managerial positions in business, government, and non-profit organizations. Business administration students can choose from ten concentrations to meet their career and educational goals. A high school diploma (or U.S. equivalent) is required to enroll in this program.

Bachelor of Science

(180 credit hours of course work)
The bachelor's degree of Science program provides extensive instruction in your area of study, along with substantial work in the arts and sciences. It is possible to earn half of the required credit hours through completing an Associate in Arts degree. A high school diploma (or U.S. equivalent) is required to enroll in this program.

Master of Business Administration

(54 credit hours of graduate-level course work)
The master's degree of Business Administration program features a curriculum that prepares adult students for the emerging knowledge economy while emphasizing the latest concepts, practices, and skills in today’s rapidly changing marketplace. MBA students can choose from seven concentrations to meet their career and educational goals. A bachelor’s degree or U.S. equivalent is required to enroll in this program.

Master of Education

(54 credit hours of graduate-level course work)
The master's degree of Education program is designed for individuals involved in any aspect of education, training, development, and human resources. By combining the latest information technology tools, business skills and education theories, the program provides students with real-life techniques that you can apply immediately to classroom situations, education management, and administrative challenges. Students can choose from two concentrations to meet their career and educational goals. A bachelor’s degree or U.S. equivalent is required to enroll in this program.

Master of Health Services Administration

(54 credit hours of graduate-level course work)
The master's degree of Health Services Administration (MHSA) program prepares graduates to manage and direct the business aspects of today's health services organizations. Many graduates of this program work as hospital administrators, healthcare managers, managed healthcare plan coordinators, short and long-term residential facilities managers, and medical records and health information technicians. A bachelor’s degree or U.S. equivalent is required to enroll in this program.

Master of Public Administration

(54 credit hours of graduate-level course work)
The master's degree of Public Administration (MPA) provides the expertise needed to advance in government or not-for-profit organizations, with an emphasis on public perception as well as practical know-how. The MPA also incorporates conflict resolution and emphasizes best business practices and management theories. A bachelor’s degree or U.S. equivalent is required to enroll in this program.

Master of Science

(54 credit hours of graduate-level course work)
The master's degree of Science degree program requires advanced work and research in your field of study to help you move into mid to upper-level management positions. A bachelor’s degree or U.S. equivalent is required to enroll in this program.

Executive Graduate Certificate

(27 credit hours of graduate-level course work)
The Executive Graduate Certificate is a program for highly focused and advanced academic work concentrating on a specific occupational area. Students possessing a master’s degree sometimes use this program to acquire more in-depth training. A bachelor’s degree or U.S. equivalent is required to enroll in this program.