Transfer of Graduate Credit

Students wishing to apply transfer credits toward a doctoral program must complete a Graduate Transfer Credit Approval Form within the first semester following admission into a doctoral program.

Transfer of graduate credit from a regionally accredited institution is limited to 20% of the total hours required for the doctoral degree. Hours transferred into a doctoral program should represent credit earned after the award of the master’s degree. Exceptions to the number of hours transferred may be requested by the program to the Dean of the Graduate School. Only credit with a grade of “B” or better may be transferred.

Credit earned more than six calendar years before admission to the program will not be accepted for transfer. A graduate program may request the Dean of The Graduate School to approve additional transfer credit. The program will determine what courses, if any, are accepted for transfer. The doctoral student may be examined on all transferred courses at the time of the doctoral preliminary examinations.

Transfer work does count toward the 99-Hour Rule for tuition purposes. See state law regarding the 99-Hour Rule.