How to Complete Your Masters Degree in One Year

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It is challenging but – thanks to our FlexPace model – possible to complete your Masters degree in one year through our graduate program in social and emotional learning with a badge certificate in bullying prevention.

For the highly motivated, here is how to complete your degree in one year at your own pace.

Pacing of Courses

Most of our students are teachers, and they can complete a course in a minimum of three weeks during the school year and two weeks during the summer. Completion of our degree requires 11 classes. Choose from eleven of the courses from the thirteen that we offer.

Courses are offered at FlexPace. Class is in session when you are. Ready. Click. Learn. Start when you like. Take a break when you like. Go back when you need to. As long as you finish the class within the three weeks through three months timeline, the pace is set by you.

Reasonable Tuition

Our tuition is less than $299/credit. Each three-credit graduate course has a tuition rate of $895, and there are no hidden fees.

Sample Student Schedule – students choose the sequence of their courses

Month #1: Apply and be accepted.

Month #2: Take and complete Bullying Prevention in Schools

Month #3: Take and complete Bystanders and Bullying Prevention

Month #4: Take and complete Bullying and Social Networking

Month #5: Take and complete Diversity in Schools

Month #6: Take and complete The LGBT Inclusive School

If you have completed all five courses with a B or higher, earn your badge certificate in Bullying Prevention, Diversity, and Inclusion

Month #7: Take and complete Preventing School Crises

Month #8: Take and complete Integrating Technology

Month #9: Take and complete School Law and School Culture

Month #10: Take and complete Modern Media and Its Impact on Youth

Month #11: Take and complete The At-Risk Child: Depression and Suicide in Youth

Month #12: Take and complete Creating a Safe and Caring Classroom Environment; or School Climate and Contemporary Sexuality; or Gender and Diversity in Schools


Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. or proof of equivalent preparation from a foreign college or university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative average (4.0 point scale). Applicants with lower grade point averages may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. All applicants will be asked to submit:

  • A completed Application for Admission with non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions previously attended
  • Three recommendations from professional or academic references, appraising the candidate’s potential and capacity for graduate study, on the reference form provided
  • A 500-word statement addressing your personal and career goals, why you are applying to social and emotional learning program, and a brief summary of your strengths and areas for growth
  • A comprehensive, current professional résumé

Prior to being accepted to our program, students can take two of our courses that apply to the degree. Once registered into an online course, you can begin immediately.

View our online Admissions presentation in less than three minutes.

Contact us to learn more about our program.