OMA Approves Military Education Courses for Dual Degrees/MBA with Emphasis

| June 25, 2014
The Office of Military Affairs announces the approval of professional military education (PME) courses as transfer credits for Webster University Dual Degrees and the Masters of Business Administration with an Emphasis.

Professional military education courses are now approved as transfer credits for Webster’s dual degrees and the MBA with emphasis.

The Office of Military Affairs announces the approval of professional military education (PME) courses as transfer credits for Webster University dual degrees and the Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis.

In the past, Webster University has only approved these transfer credits, based on 39 military cooperative degree programs, for single or stand-alone degrees. “In the past, our policy has been to only approve military transfer credits specifically approved by the military cooperative program,” said Brig. Gen. Mike Callan, associate vice president for military and governmental programs. “In practice, this meant that transfer credits was only applied to stand-alone graduate degrees, but could not be applied to dual degrees or MBA degrees with emphasis areas where one or more of the areas was included in a cooperative degree agreement.”

Callan discussed this proposal with Michelle Loyet, assistant director of Webster’s Academic Advising Center, who agreed the University should move forward with this idea. Finally, the affected college deans were consulted and agreed to the proposal.

Advisors and Student Services personnel at the main campus and all extended campuses should be aware that this policy change will impact the overall number of credit hours a student may transfer. For example, the majority of these degrees do not require electives, while the majority of our cooperative degree agreements provide a significant number of elective credits in transfer, but they will include the core class transfer credits. A note of caution is that all advisors must remind these students that a dual/emphasis degree is one diploma – in order to be clear that they will receive one diploma, not two. Also, once the degree (dual or MBA + emphasis) is granted, those transfer credits are part of a conferred degree and thus, cannot be used for another degree.

This new policy does not include any of the sequential graduate degrees. Questions on this new policy can be sent to the Webster University Office of Military Affairs at oma@webster.edu.

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