Applicants for associate's or bachelor's programmes may start at any level with only a High
School diploma or equivalent.
Applicants for master's or doctoral programmes should hold a bachelors degree from an accredited
college or university. Applicants who do not have a Bachelor's degree may be admitted into the
Masters' programme under certain circumstances.
Applicants must possess the ability to work independently with a modest amount of supervision.
Applicants should possess the ability and desire to make sustained efforts and to perform at a
high level of intellectual output.
Doctoral programme applicants who hold a master's degree awarded by a US regionally accredited
institution of higher education, or equivalent, and plan to pursue a major in the same field as
their master's degree, will be granted 30 credits of transfer credit toward their doctoral
programme. Additional credit may be granted at the discretion of the Office of Assessment, based
on information obtained during the Assessment of Prior Learning process.
Applicants for doctoral study in fields other than that in which the master's degree was
obtained will be granted transfer credit commensurate with the learning and experiences relevant
to their proposed major, based on the Assessment of Prior Learning process. Doctoral programme
applicants who hold a master's degree from other types of institutions of higher education will
be granted transfer credits at the discretion of the Independent Assessment Agency, based upon
information obtained during the Assessment of Prior Learning process, irrespective of proposed