Will my degree be accredited at other schools?

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I'm thinking about getting a master's degree in networking and system administration from an Australian school (Charles Sturt University). The program balances between an academic focus and preparation for CCNP or MCSE certification and I thought this would be a good path for me. Most of my experience is in programming and management (with some networking) and I'm looking to transition. Am I likely to have trouble with my overseas masters here in the U.S.? The school is accredited and is supposed to be good.
ASKED: June 30, 2008  8:31 PM
UPDATED: July 2, 2008  10:08 PM

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Hello!
I’m a resident certification and careers advisor for SearchNetworking.com (and several other TechTarget.com) Web sites, and have been asked to respond to your inquiry. Alas, the answer to your question varies on a case-by-case basis, and will probably require you to contact at least a few of the schools to which you might wish to transfer credit for your international MA to see if they will find those hours and experience worth recognizing or not. My advice would be to pick the top 5 or 10 schools on your list of institutions in your home country (I’m assuming you’re from the USA, but this will be true no matter where you reside) and contact their admissions offices to find out what kinds of conditions you must meet to get a ruling from them on what’s acceptable and what’s not (for a good example of the kinds of hurdles you must jump, see this statement from the Canadian Carleton University at http://admissions.carleton.ca/prospis/faq.html#Wiyprtsoidsa).
Though the school may be accredited and the program a good one, you will still have to find out what kind of documentation for your Master’s you will be asked to present, and find out if they are likely to approve or deny your request for credit transfer/recognition).
Good luck with your efforts,
–Ed–

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