Moving from a Degree-Centric Postsecondary System to an Incremental Credentialing System: What Happens to Learners’ Financing Options?

Jan 18, 2024 02:00pm
 - Jan 18, 2024 03:00pm

Making the Case for Incremental Credentialing in Graduate Education

Whether you call them non-degree credentials, microcredentials, or incremental credentials, there has been a proliferation of new credential types to serve learners, address employer demand, and complement degree programs. Navigating this fast-changing ecosystem can be a challenge. In this event, Credential As You Go and the Council of Graduate Schools explored how the credential landscape is changing and the ways in which non-degree credentials can serve as pathways into careers and graduate degree programs for learners from diverse backgrounds.


  • Suzanne Ortega, President, Council of Graduate Schools
  • Julie Masterson, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate College, Missouri State University
  • Holly Zanville, Co-Lead, Credential As You Go
  • Nan Travers, Co-Lead, Credential As You Go
  • Graham L. Hammill, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School, University at Buffalo
  • Matthew Linton, Senior Manager, Programs and Publications, Council of Graduate Schools
  • Kristen Vanselow, Assistant Vice President, Innovative Education and Partnerships, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Stephen E. Schmid, Strategic Program Development Consultant, Universities of Wisconsin