With the approval of your department and the College Graduate Office, you may request that work taken for graduate credit at other institutions be transferred in partial fulfillment of degree requirements. Only courses with a grade of B or higher will be transferred. Courses must be taken within the prescribed time limits (five years prior to the awarding of the degree for master’s students or seven years prior to the passing of the qualifying examination for Ph.D. students).
The type of degree you are pursuing determines the amount of graduate credit that you can transfer from other institutions:
- M.A., M.S., and M.A.T. students: up to 8 hours
- M.A.T. students who are IU graduates: up to 12 hours
- M.F.A. students: up to 20 hours
- Ph.D. students: up to 30 hours
In general, courses taken to satisfy the requirements of a bachelor’s degree cannot be used to fulfill the requirements of a graduate degree. Moreover, courses taken to satisfy the requirements of one graduate degree cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of a second degree at the same level. However, your advisory committee may request that work toward a master’s degree also count toward the requirements for a Ph.D.
Students should contact their Director of Graduate Studies to discuss initiating a transfer of graduate credit.
Learn more about transferring graduate credit