American Heritage University of Southern California

Graduates Admissions

Admission Requirements for the Masters Degree

Admission to the Master's degree programs requires a Bachelor's degree from an institution licensed by California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, or by an institution appropriately accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, or an accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or for non-U.S. institutions, an educational institution approved by an equivalent authority.

The Master’s Degree requires a minimum of thirty-nine (39) graduate semester units; degree with specialization will require additional six (6) semester units. One semester unit is equivalent to fifteen (15) contact hours per course per week and the following criteria must be met:

  • Thirty-nine (39) semester units completed through the University in the field of study at the graduate level beyond the Bachelor degree or;
  • A minimum of thirty-three (33) semester units completed through the University in the field of study at the graduate level beyond the Bachelor degree plus six (6) transferrable semester units
  • Completion and acceptance of the Graduate Project Manuscript
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 (B) or higher
  • Official transcripts of all the course work for the Bachelor’s Degree must be on file

Transfer of Incoming Credits Policy
The university may accept a maximum of 6 graduate semester units in transfer toward the Master's degree for graduate course work completed at an institution licensed by California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, or by an institution appropriately accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, or an accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or, for non-U.S. institutions, an educational institution approved by an equivalent authority. Credit earned in graduate courses for which a grade of "B" or higher was earned will be considered for transfer. To enable the evaluation of prior college work, official transcripts must be provided to the University.

Please Note: Admission to any of our degree programs does not require Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or any other qualifying examination.