Master at Arms (MA) Master at Arms

Through the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership, Masters at Arms may earn an Associate of Arts degree and/or a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Studies and Criminal Justice. Degree maps are available for each rank ranging from E4 to E9, outlining how many experiential military credits may be accepted toward a degree. The estimate of credit is based on the dates of successful completion of recruit training, ratings, and ranks.

Degree maps are designed to assist you in understanding the specific requirements for a degree in management studies and criminal justice, as well as to provide guidance in selecting your first courses with UMUC. An official and thorough review of your individual Joint Services Transcript and other credits can be completed once UMUC has received all of your official documents. At that time you may contact an academic advisor to request an official evaluation.

Degree Maps

Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice*

Rank

E4

E5

E6

E7

E8

E9

Total Applicable Credits

16

16

16

16

16

16

Associate of Arts Degree in Management Studies*

Rank

E4

E5

E6

E7

E8

E9

Total Applicable Credits

10

16

16

16

16

16

Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice***

Rank

E4

E5

E6

E7

E8

E9

Total Applicable Credits

17

28

28

32

32

32

Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Studies**

Rank

E4

E5

E6

E7

E8

E9

Total Applicable Credits

17

28

28

32

32

32

*An associate’s degree requires completion of 60 semester hours (s.h.). At least 15 s.h. must be completed at UMUC to meet residency requirements, and 9 of those 15 credits must be earned in required management or criminal justice courses. A maximum of 15 rating credits may be applied towards completion of the degree.

**A bachelor’s degree in Management Studies requires completion of 120 semester hours (s.h.). At least 30 s.h. must be completed at UMUC to meet residency requirements, and 18 of those 30 credits must be earned in required management courses. A maximum of 30 rating credits may be applied toward completion of the degree.

***A bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice requires completion of 120 semester hours (s.h.). At least 30 s.h. must be completed at UMUC to meet residency requirements, and 15 of those 30 credits must be earned in required digital media courses. A maximum of 30 rating credits may be applied toward completion of the degree.