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MCCCD and ASU partnership: Faculty Graduate Credit Options

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (HLC/NCA)  has updated their guidelines for determining qualified faculty, which has created a challenge for some residential and adjunct faculty within the Maricopa Community College District. The good news is that there are great options at ASU for faculty to meet those guidelines. Whether you want a high-quality degree, certificate or just a few graduate credits, you will likely want to attend a reputable university, with high graduate program rankings. Tuition and fees are competitive, and vary based upon programs and other factors. ASU is committed to helping faculty from the Maricopa Community Colleges in whatever way we can.

Maricopa residential and adjunct faculty who are interested in exploring their options for graduate work at ASU feel free to contact our Graduate College advisor to talk through your personal circumstances:

Karen Winters
Graduate Support Coordinator
Graduate College ǀ Arizona State University
Email: karen.winters@asu.edu
Phone: 480-965-1364


Maricopa residential and adjunct faculty who need to supplement their graduate coursework to meet the HLC/NCA requirements are eligible for substantial graduate scholarships through ASU. 

face-to-face ($250/graduate credit)

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online ($150/graduate credit)

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Available programs

Degree program

  • Looking to pursue more than 12 credit hours, ASU's graduate programs rank among the best in the nation and offer more than 350 degree options including graduate certificates, master's degrees, PhD and law programs. Explore the many programs ASU has to offer. 


  • Only need to gain a few extra credit hours? Some academic units allow you to take courses without being admitted to a graduate degree program as a nondegree student.
  • Nondegree status restrictions:
    • Nondegree seeking students may take as many courses as they would like, however if you wish to use the credits towards an ASU master's or doctoral degree, you will be limited to 12 graduate credit hours taken prior to admission to a degree program. 
    • Being a nondegree student does not guarantee registration. You will need to check with the academic department offering the courses you are interesed in and see whether or not you will be able to register. 
    • Finacial aid is not available to nondegree students. 

Online learning

  • More than 70 different graduate degrees are available via ASU Online, which has a number of course start dates and specialized services to address the needs of working professionals.

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