Stackable Credentials

Table of Contents

1. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Department of Arts and Sciences
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Department of Legal Studies
  • Department of Education and Communication

2. School of Business and Information Technology

  • Business Disciplines
  • Information Technology Disciplines

3. School of Health Sciences

4. School of Nursing

5. Concord Law School


Note: The following are recommended pathways; students may have additional options.

 

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Arts and Sciences

Program Name Credits Stackable Degree Progression
Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate 30 Currently no stackable options available
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Postbaccalaureate Certificate 24 Currently no stackable options available
Graduate Certificate in Addictions 40 Certificate→MS in Psychology
Graduate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology 30 Certificate→MS in Psychology
Human Services Certificate in Child and Family Services 43 Certificate→BS in Human Services→MS in Human Services OR MS in Psychology
Human Services Certificate in Elder Care Services 43 Certificate→BS in Human Services→MS in Human Services OR MS in Psychology
Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis 35 Currently no stackable options available
Bachelor of Science in Human Services in Youth/Family Services and Administration

Accelerated master's degree option available
180 BS→MS Human Services
Bachelor of Psychology in Addictions

Accelerated master's degree option available
180 BS→MS in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis

Accelerated master's degree option available
180 BS→MS in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Accelerated master's degree option available
180 BS→MS in Psychology
Master of Science in Human Services

Concentrations: Family and Community Services, Organizational and Social Services
45 Currently no stackable options available
Master of Science in Psychology

Concentrations: Addictions, Applied Behavior Analysis, Forensic Psychology, General Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Tracks: Practicum, Comprehensive Exam, Thesis
60–75 Currently no stackable options available
Master of Science in Educational Psychology 52 Currently no stackable options available

Department of Public Safety

Program Name Credits Stackable Degree Progression
Corrections Certificate 36 Certificate → AAS in Criminal Justice and Criminology OR AAS in Public Safety and Security → BS in Criminal Justice OR BS in Corrections → Master of Public Administration OR MS in Legal Studies OR MS in Psychology OR MS in Criminal Justice OR MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Crime Scene Technician Certificate 41 Certificate → AAS in Criminal Justice and Criminology OR AAS in Public Safety and Security → BS in Criminal Justice OR BS in Corrections → Master of Public Administration OR MS in Legal Studies OR MS in Psychology OR MS in Criminal Justice OR MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Management and Supervision Certificate in Criminal Justice 36 Certificate → AAS in Criminal Justice and Criminology OR AAS in Public Safety and Security → BS in Criminal Justice OR BS in Corrections → Master of Public Administration OR MS in Legal Studies OR MS in Psychology OR MS in Criminal Justice OR MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Private Security Certificate 53 Certificate → AAS in Criminal Justice and Criminology OR AAS in Public Safety and Security → BS in Criminal Justice OR BS in Corrections → Master of Public Administration OR MS in Legal Studies OR MS in Psychology OR MS in Criminal Justice OR MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

(Only available to military students)
90 AAS → BS in Criminal Justice OR BS in Corrections → Master of Public Administration OR MS in Legal Studies OR MS in Psychology OR MS in Criminal Justice OR MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology 90 AAS → BS in Criminal Justice OR BS in Corrections → Master of Public Administration OR MS in Legal Studies OR MS in Psychology OR MS in Criminal Justice OR MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Associate of Applied Science in Public Safety and Security 90 AAS → BS in Criminal Justice OR BS in Corrections → Master of Public Administration OR MS in Legal Studies OR MS in Psychology OR MS in Criminal Justice OR MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science 90 AAS → BS in Fire Science OR BS in Fire and Emergency Management → Master of Public Administration OR MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Bachelor of Science in Corrections

Accelerated master's degree option available
180 BS → Master of Public Administration OR MS in Legal Studies OR MS in Psychology OR MS in Criminal Justice OR MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Concentrations: Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Psychology, Homeland Security, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement
Accelerated master's degree option available
180 BS → Master of Public Administration OR MS in Legal Studies OR MS in Psychology OR MS in Criminal Justice OR MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Management

Accelerated master's degree option available
180 BS → Master of Public Administration OR MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Bachelor of Science in Fire Science

Accelerated master's degree option available
180 BS → Master of Public Administration OR MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Master of Public Administration 55 Currently no stackable options available
Master of Science in Criminal Justice 55 Currently no stackable options available
Master of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management 55 Currently no stackable options available

Department of Legal Studies

Program Name Credits Stackable Degree Progression
Legal Secretary Certificate 31 Certificate → AAS in Legal Support and Services → BS in Legal Support and Services → MS in Legal Studies
Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate 36 Currently no stackable options available
Associate of Applied Science in Legal Support and Services 90 AAS → BS in Legal Support and Services → MS in Legal Studies
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Policy and Management

Accelerated master's degree option available
180 BS → Master of Public Administration OR MS in Legal Studies
Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services

Concentration: Paralegal
Accelerated master's degree option available
180 BS → MS in Legal Studies
Master of Science in Legal Studies

Tracks: Applied Research, Comprehensive Exam
55 MS → Executive Juris Doctor

Department of Education and Communication

Program Name Credits Stackable Degree Progression
Bachelor of Science in Communication

Accelerated master's degree option available
180 BS→ Master of Public Administration OR MS in Human Services OR MS in Legal Studies OR MS in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration

Accelerated master's degree option available
180 Certificate → BS in Human Services
Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

Accelerated master's degree option available
180 BS→ Master of Public Administration OR MS in Human Services OR MS in Legal Studies OR MS in Psychology
Master of Arts in Teaching 45 Currently no stackable options available
Master of Science in Education

Concentrations: Educational Leadership, Teaching and Literacy Language, Teaching Students With Special Needs
46 or 54 Currently no stackable options available
Master of Science in Higher Education

Concentrations: College Administration and Leadership, College Teaching, Student Affairs
50 Currently no stackable options available
Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology

Concentration: Adults
51 Currently no stackable options available
Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology 20 Certificate → MS in Instructional Design and Technology OR Purdue’s MS Ed. in Learning Design and Technology

School of Business and Information Technology

Business Disciplines

Program Name Credits Stackable Degree Progression
Graduate Certificate in Accounting 16 Certificate → MS in Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources 16 Certificate → MS in Management and Leadership (HR Concentration) OR MBA (HR Concentration)
Graduate Certificate in Project Management 16 Certificate → MS in Management and Leadership (Project Management Concentration) OR MBA (Project Management Concentration)
Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate 30 Currently no stackable options available
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting 90 AAS → BS in Accounting → MS in Accounting

Note: currently no reduction in the number of MS in Accounting courses; however, the sequence does lead to eligibility to sit for the CPA exam
Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration

Concentrations: Business, Customer Service, Entrepreneurship, Health Club Operations, Hospitality Management, Information Processing, Meeting and Event Planning, Office Management, Retail Management, Sales, Small Business Management
90 AAS → BS in Business Administration→ MBA
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Concentrations: Auditing/Forensic Accountancy, Managerial Accountancy, Public Accountancy, Tax Accountancy
180 BS → MS in Accounting

Note: currently no reduction in the number of MS in Accounting courses; however, the sequence does lead to eligibility to sit for the CPA exam
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Concentrations: Accelerated MBA Option, Financial Analysis, Human Resources, Information Systems Management, Investments, Management, Marketing, New Media/Internet Marketing, Procurement, Project Management, Real Estate, Sales Management, Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Wealth Management
180 BS → MBA
Bachelor of Science in Finance

Concentrations: Accelerated MS in Finance Option, General Finance, Investments, Real Estate, Wealth Management
180 BS → MS in Finance
Master of Business Administration

Concentrations: Finance, Health Care Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Project Management
60 or 76 MBA → Executive JD (EJD)
Master of Science in Accounting

Concentrations: Audit, Finance, Government, Tax
52 Currently no stackable options available
Master of Science in Finance

Concentrations: Financial Analysis, Financial Planning
56 Currently no stackable options available
Master of Science in Management and Leadership

Concentrations: Health Care Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, Leadership, Organizational Design and Development, Project Management
56 Currently no stackable options available

Information Technology Disciplines

Program Name Credits Stackable Degree Progression
Cisco Networks Postbaccalaureate Certificate 27 Currently no stackable options available
Computer Forensics Postbaccalaureate Certificate 28 Currently no stackable options available
Graduate Certificate in Information Security 16 Certificate → MS in Information Technology (Information Security Concentration)
Information Security Postbaccalaureate Certificate 21 Currently no stackable options available
Microsoft Operating Systems Postbaccalaureate Certificate 26 Currently no stackable options available
Programming and Software Development Postbaccalaureate Certificate 25 Currently no stackable options available
Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology

Concentrations: IT Generalist, Networking, Programming and Software Development
90 AAS → BS in IT
Bachelor of Science in Analytics

Concentrations: Supply Chain Management and Logistics
180 BS → MS in Cybersecurity OR MS in Information Technology
Bachelor of Science in Cloud Computing and Solutions 180 BS → MS in Cybersecurity OR MS in Information Technology
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity 180 BS → MS in Cybersecurity OR MS in Information Technology
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Concentrations: Information Security and Assurance, IT Management, Network Administration, Programming and Software Development, Supply Chain Management and Logistics
180 BS → MS in Information Technology OR MS in Cybersecurity
Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management 60 Currently no stackable options available
Master of Science in Information Technology

Concentrations: Business Intelligence and Analytics, Information Security and Assurance, Project Management
60 Currently no stackable options available

School of Health Sciences

Program Name Credits Stackable Degree Progression
Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Certificate 20 Certificate → BS in Health and Wellness OR BS in Health Care Administration OR BS in Health Information Management OR BS in Health Science OR BS in Nutrition
Medical Assistant Certificate 57 Certificate → BS in Health and Wellness OR BS in Health Care Administration OR BS in Health Science OR BS in Nutrition → Master of Health Care Administration OR Master of Health Informatics OR Master of Health Information Management OR Master of Public Health OR MS in Health Education
Medical Billing/Coding Certificate 44 Certificate → BS in Health and Wellness OR BS in Health Care Administration OR BS in Health Information Management OR BS in Health Science OR BS in Nutrition → Master of Health Care Administration OR Master of Health Informatics OR Master of Health Information Management OR Master of Public Health OR MS in Health Education
Medical Office Administration Certificate 57 Certificate → BS in Health and Wellness OR BS in Health Care Administration OR BS in Health Science OR BS in Nutrition → Master of Health Care Administration OR Master of Health Informatics OR Master of Health Information Management OR Master of Public Health OR MS in Health Education
Associate of Applied Science in Health Science

(Only available to military students)

Concentrations: Preprofessional
90 AS → BS in Health and Wellness OR BS in Health Care Administration OR BS in Health Science OR BS in Nutrition → Master of Health Care Administration OR Master of Health Informatics OR Master of Health Information Management OR Master of Public Health OR MS in Health Education
Associate of Science in Health Science

(Only available to military students)

Concentrations: Preprofessional
90 AS → BS in Health and Wellness OR BS in Health Care Administration OR BS in Health Science OR BS in Nutrition → Master of Health Care Administration OR Master of Health Informatics OR Master of Health Information Management OR Master of Public Health OR MS in Health Education
Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness

Accelerated master's degree option available
180 BS → Master of Health Care Administration OR Master of Health Informatics OR Master of Health Information Management OR Master of Public Health OR MS in Health Education
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

Accelerated master's degree option available
180 BS → Master of Health Care Administration OR Master of Health Informatics OR Master of Health Information Management OR Master of Public Health OR MS in Health Education
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

Accelerated master's degree option available
180 BS → Master of Health Care Administration OR Master of Health Informatics OR Master of Health Information Management OR Master of Public Health OR MS in Health Education
Bachelor of Science in Health Science

Accelerated master's degree option available
180 BS → Master of Health Care Administration OR Master of Health Informatics OR Master of Health Information Management OR Master of Public Health OR MS in Health Education
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

Accelerated master's degree option available
180 BS → Master of Health Care Administration OR Master of Health Informatics OR Master of Health Information Management OR Master of Public Health OR MS in Health Education
Master of Health Care Administration 52 Currently no stackable options available
Master of Health Informatics 48 Currently no stackable options available
Master of Health Information Management 48 Currently no stackable options available
Master of Public Health 56 Currently no stackable options available
Master of Science in Health Education 56 Currently no stackable options available

School of Nursing

Program Name Credits Stackable Degree Progression
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate 51 Certificate → DNP

Note: currently no reduction in the number of DNP courses; however, clinical practice hours completed in the certificate apply toward the DNP
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate 60 Certificate → DNP

Note: currently no reduction in the number of DNP courses; however, clinical practice hours completed in the certificate apply toward the DNP
Executive Leader Graduate Certificate 30 Certificate → DNP

Note: currently no reduction in the number of DNP courses; however, clinical practice hours completed in the certificate apply toward the DNP
Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate 60 Certificate → DNP

Note: currently no reduction in the number of DNP courses; however, clinical practice hours completed in the certificate apply toward the DNP
Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate 30 Currently no stackable options available
Associate of Science in Nursing 110 AS → RN-to-BS in Nursing → MS in Nursing–DNP Path → DNP

Note: currently no reduction in the number of DNP courses; however, clinical practice hours completed in the MSN apply toward the DNP
Bachelor of Science in Nursing—RN to BSN 180

(including credits for prior nursing degree)
BS → MS in Nursing–DNP Path → DNP

Note: currently no reduction in the number of DNP courses; however, clinical practice hours completed in the MSN apply toward the DNP
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Executive Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator

DNP Path option available
60–90 MS → DNP

Note: currently no reduction in the number of DNP courses; however, clinical practice hours completed in the MSN apply toward the DNP
Doctor of Nursing Practice 48–60 Currently no stackable options available

Concord Law School

Program Name Credits Stackable Degree Progression
Executive Juris Doctor

Tracks: Business Law, Education Law, Health Law, Law and Technology
72 Currently no stackable options available
Juris Doctor 92 Currently no stackable options available


Updated 12/04/2019