July 19, 2021

Purdue University Global, College of Southern Maryland partner to offer full credit transfers for several degree pathways

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A partnership between Purdue University Global and the College of Southern Maryland will facilitate students’ transfer from CSM to Purdue Global in several areas of study.

CSM students graduating with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree and a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher will be able to transfer coursework and credits directly into a bachelor’s degree program at Purdue Global. CSM associate degree graduates will transfer to Purdue Global with junior status and with guaranteed admission into their preferred area of study.

Many programs from CSM align with the Purdue Global offerings, including analytics, cloud computing and solutions, criminal justice, cybersecurity, early childhood education, environmental policy and management, fire and emergency management, fire science, and human services. Purdue Global will provide materials, catalogs and other information to CSM advisors to facilitate their understanding of university requirements and academic programs.

“Purdue Global joins with the College of Southern Maryland in a commitment to helping students achieve their higher education goals with a smooth transfer of credits,” Purdue Global Chancellor Frank Dooley said. “This commitment strongly supports the concept of seamless transfer that embraces the principle that transfer students should not be required to repeat courses for learning they have already demonstrated and achieved. We offer many options for obtaining a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree, and look forward to welcoming CSM students to the Purdue family.”

The maximum number of lower-division credits that can be accepted and applied to a bachelor’s degree at Purdue Global is 86 semester credits. The majority of transfer pathways from CSM to Purdue Global will facilitate the application of at least 60 credits when students complete an associate degree and transfer to complete a complementary bachelor’s degree.

“We are thrilled to continue our expansion of transfer opportunities for CSM students,” said Jacqui Rogers, CSM coordinator of transfer and articulation. “And we are equally as excited to grow our relationship with a quality institution like Purdue University Global.”

CSM students transferring to Purdue Global will receive a 20% tuition discount on Purdue Global undergraduate programs and a 14% discount on graduate programs.

About Purdue University Global

Purdue University Global delivers personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and professional skills with the support and flexibility they need to achieve their career goals. It offers personalized paths for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits and other considerations – no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with Purdue University’s flagship institution, a highly ranked public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates regional campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest Indiana, as well as serving science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. For more information, visit purdueglobal.edu.

About the College of Southern Maryland

The College of Southern Maryland is a regional, public community college with campuses in Hughesville, La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick, Maryland. It serves students living in Southern Maryland’s Charles, St. Mary’s and Calvert counties. To learn more about all of the transfer agreements and opportunities available for CSM students, visit csmd.edu to conduct an online search by institution or by area of study. 

Media Contact, Purdue Global: Tom Schott, 765-427-1721, tschott@purdue.edu

Media Contact: CSM: Angela Small, 301-934-7745, amsmall1@csmd.edu

Sources: Frank Dooley

Jacqui Rogers

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