At one college I work for sometimes, they have an incentive program in their graduate school to cut down on costs for people in the armed forces. It came about with the onslaught of two lengthy wars and the difficulties of deployment and adjusting back to society once they were back in the United States. They (school I won't mention but there are probably others) have fashioned a master's degree in their business school where the first year worth of courses are waived and the solider only need to have a bachelor's, be at least an E-7, and then complete only six courses and they will have a master's degree. And it's the real thing being accredited by Western Associations of Schools and Colleges. It's not a trade school or military degree set of units that can only function within only those parameters. Recently, the local military schools where I am at got fully accredited by WASC at the highest level where for the first time their units are transferrable to civilian schools like Cal, San Jose State, and even out of state accredited colleges. I kind of like the idea of a six course master's degree but some I have talked to in education hate the idea and think anybody who enters a 36 unit master's program should take all 12 classes. As an alternative they may say, let that soldier take the full 36 units like everybody else but then let the college give the soldier a huge discount as a thanks for their service to their country. Let's say the program costs $40,000 dollars for the 36 units. Then some argue, let them take all those units but charge the solider $20,000 but don't let him be able to skip accounting, management, economics, statistics, marketing, etc as all business master's grads should have those skills. But others may argue that those skill sets of an MBA were earned the hard way on the battlefield and the E7s should only have to take the second year advanced courses and then get their master's degree. Thoughts?