Students working towards multiple degrees in sequence or parallel may share their credits under certain circumstances. The Catalog details these requirements which are summarized here.
Students that are enrolled in two degrees at the same time at State (concurrent degrees) may share up to 12 credit hours is the degrees are at the same level (e.g., 2 M.S. degrees) or up to 50% of the credits of the degrees are at different levels (M.S. and Ph.D.). If the student concurrent degrees are both in Department at different levels, more than 50% of credits may be shared by approval of the student’s committee and the Graduate Coordinator.
If the student is attempting to count hours from a previous degree at State, they may share up to 12 hours if in a current M.S. program or up to 50% of class credit hours (no dissertation hours) if a Ph.D. student a previously completed degree. Otherwise, up to 9 credit hours can be transferred from an incomplete degree or from Unclassified status.
All shared credits must be approved by a student’s committee.
If the student received graduate credit at another accredited university, some credit can be transferred if approved. A student must submit the appropriate form along with transcripts and a syllabus of the course to their graduate committee. If approved, the request is then forwarded to the Graduate Coordinator for approval.
Student’s may share up to 12 hours if in a current M.S. program or up to 50% of class credit hours if a Ph.D. student. Research and dissertation hours cannot be transferred.