Graduate School Guide & Questions

A graduate education at DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management offer a variety of learning opportunities, designed to build upon your previously gained knowledge. Whether you’re looking for an MBA, a Master’s Degree, or additional certifications to enhance your current career path, here are common grad school questions to serve as your graduate school guide.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA), A SPECIALIZED MASTER'S DEGREE AND A GRADUATE CERTIFICATE?

These offerings are all graduate-level areas of study, but the main differences are the coursework and required number of credits that you'll need to take. Depending on your career interests and goals, one area of study may be best for you. To find out more about our offerings, contact a member of our team.

HOW MANY PROGRAMS DOES KELLER OFFER?

Keller offers a wide range of graduate degree programs — an MBA with 10 concentrations, 8 Specialized Master's Degree Programs and 9 Graduate Certificates — in important business fields from accounting and finances to information systems and human resources.

ARE ANY CAREER SERVICES AVAILABLE?

Keller’s career services resources have helped thousands of master's degree and graduate certificate holders get started or further develop their careers. No matter where your master's degree takes you, Keller has tools, resources and advisors to help you achieve your career goals.

WHAT'S THE AVERAGE TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR A PROGRAM?

The total number of credit hours that you'll be required to take varies by program, and our courses average three-semester-credit hours. Our MBA standalone program requires 10 courses, our MBA with concentration is 16 courses, our Master’s Degree Programs require at least 16 courses and the Graduate Certificates are at least 6 courses. Visit the graduate degree programs page and click on the degree program that you're interested in to see specific coursework requirements

DO I NEED TO CHOOSE A SPECIALIZATION/EMPHASIS FOR MY MBA OR MASTER'S DEGREE?

To help you focus your MBA, you can choose one of 10 concentrations, but a focus is not a requirement to graduate. For our Specialized Master's Degree programs that have emphases, you will be required to select one.

CAN I OBTAIN A CPA LICENSE FROM KELLER?

CPA licenses are granted by each state; however, we do offer CPA exam preparation courses that integrate Becker Professional Education's CPA Exam Review Methodology. You can incorporate CPA exam prep courses as part of your coursework for programs such as our Master of Accounting & Financial Management and MBA with an Accounting Concentration. We also offer a Graduate Certificate in CPA Preparation that includes such exam prep coursework.

WHAT'S THE BENEFIT OF THE GLOBAL ACCREDITATION CENTER (GAC) ACCREDITATION FROM PMI?

Keller’s Master of Project Management (MPM) degree program has been awarded accreditation by the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center (GAC). GAC is an international accreditation awarded only to those institutions that foster “excellence in continuous improvement in academic programs related to the field of Project Management.” This accreditation means you are being taught current best practices in the Project Management field.

WHAT DOES CONVENIENT LEARNING OPTIONS MEAN?

Learning is convenient with classes offered online or in a hybrid on-campus and online format. You will also learn in convenient 8-week sessions with full- and part-time schedule options. There are also on-demand learning resources such as tutoring, digital library services and the ability to access your courses 24/7 via our mobile app.

IS KELLER AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL?

A hallmark of a DeVry University education is the institutional accreditation we’ve been granted from The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. The in-depth accreditation process provides assurance that rigorous standards of quality have been met in several areas such as curriculum, faculty and student support.


All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.

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