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MCLA Degree Completion Program

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

The MCLA Degree Completion Program is designed for the adult learner seeking an accelerated, non-traditional pathway to completing a bachelors degree. Each program is in a cohort-style learning format, in which students begin their course of study with a group of their peers and proceed through the program together. Classes are offered in the evening and online to help students meet the demands of work, family, and their studies.

Prior learning credits may be available for work and life experience. Additional college credits may be awarded via the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). 

Students have the opportunity to complete internships with the support of a faculty sponsor to help meet the credit requirements. For the application click here.

Students interested in learning about portfolio development or more about credit for prior learning can find more information here.

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Program Details

  • Cohort-style learning provides peer support for the adult learner who is managing work and family demands.
  • Students can complete in just over two years with year-round classes.
  • Classes are offered in Pittsfield and North Adams.
  • Seven-week sessions with meetings four hours per week.
  • Opportunity to earn credit for life and work experience where students document prior experience and gain college credit.
  • Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
  • Applicants should have an Associate's Degree to be considered for admission. Consideration given to students with 45-60 transfer credits.

To speak with a counselor, contact:

Erinn Kennedy, Associate Director of Advising and Outreach 
Division of Graduate and Continuing Education
or leave a message: 413-662-5422

For all other MCLA-Pittsfield business please call 413-662-5575 or email
MCLA Pittsfield
66 Allen St. 
Pittsfield, Ma 01201

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