Your Fast Track to a Master's Degree

Indiana Wesleyan University is one of few to offer an accelerated program that takes students from their associate degree to a master’s degree in approximately 27 months.

By: Lainey Nielsen & Jake Hreha

According to a study done by the Education Data Initiative, almost 50% of Americans have obtained an associate degree, while only 9% have obtained a master’s degree.

Indiana Wesleyan University is one of few to offer an accelerated program that takes students from their associate degree to a master’s degree in approximately 27 months. IWU designed the Associate to Master’s Program specifically for those who need a “fast track” to achieve their master’s degree. Accelerated programs are made to fit the needs of students looking for graduate program experience.

The path to obtaining a master’s degree requires an investment of your time, money, and energy; it is an important decision that will set you up for further success! A master’s degree can be a true differentiator when it comes to advancing your career.

Here are three things to consider when thinking about joining the Associate to Master’s Program.

Career Advancement with an Accelerated Master's Program

Many professions are looking for candidates with master’s degrees for higher positions and advancement within a company or organization. Obtaining your master’s will open more opportunities within your field. In many fields a master's degree is a step above a bachelor's degree with opportunities for better pay and more advanced roles.

Passion for Your Field with a Graduate Degree

If you are passionate about your job and desire to learn more to expand your knowledge and practices, a master’s degree is one way you can do so. A master's degree allows you to take a deep dive into the material of your field. Whether you do a master's degree online or in-person there are excellent opportunities to learn. While an undergraduate degree covers a large set of information a master's degree gives you the opportunity to take it a step further.

Both undergraduate and graduate degrees help give you the education and experience you need for a successful career. In certain career paths, in-person or online master's programs offer students the educational opportunities they need through graduate coursework and other experiences. There are a number of careers that require the additional education offered through an accelerated master's degree.

Differentiators in a Competitive Market

A master’s degree shows employers that you are an expert in your field. It equips you with both the knowledge and skills that are needed to succeed in your chosen area.

IWU offers the Associate to Master’s Program for degrees in business administration, management, nursing administration, and nursing education.

The Associate to Master’s Program allows you to bypass a bachelor’s degree and go straight to obtaining your master’s. The courses offered will equip and prepare you to succeed in your next career move.

Are you ready to take your next step into career advancement? Ready to set yourself apart in the job market? Visit our programs page for more information.

Lainey Nielsen

Copywriting Assistant, IWU-National & Global

Lainey Nielsen is currently a Senior at IWU studying Strategic Communication and Business Administration. She is passionate about storytelling and building connections with others. Lainey enjoys being outdoors, exploring local coffee shops, and spending time with family and friends.

Jake Hreha

SEO Copywriter, IWU

Jake Hreha is a graduate of Ball State University, where he majored in advertising with a concentration in media presentation and design. He is passionate about design, and in his free time he enjoys cycling, traveling, and reading.

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