The university accepts for credit graduate courses completed at
other institutions, but students may apply for transfer credit only
after they have completed at least 12 credits with a grade of B or
better at the Graduate School–Newark. The school will consider
applications for transfer of courses if the following stipulations
1. The student must have earned a B or better in the
course being transferred, and neither Pass nor Satisfactory is
2. The course may not include work for a thesis, independent study, or research.
3. Normally, any course being transferred must form a part of the
student's program in his or her field of concentration.
a rule, the course must have been taken during the immediate six-year
period before the student's qualifying examination.
Master's: Not more than 40 percent of the minimum required number of credits for the
degree may be transferred. Subject to the recommendation of the program
concerned and the approval of the dean, a student with a prior graduate
degree may use as many as 12 of these credits to fulfill requirements
for a subsequent master's degree.
Students are not
allowed to transfer more than 40 percent of the required minimum number of course
credits. Research and independent study
credits are not eligible for transfer.
faculty of a graduate program also may recommend transfer of credit
earned in a graduate professional school toward a student's Ph.D. in
the Graduate School–Newark. The maximum number of such credits
acceptable is 50 percent of the total number of required course
credits, up to a maximum of 24 credits. No credits may be transferred
In applying for transfer of credit, a student
must obtain an official transcript of the grades to be transferred and
complete a transfer of credit form. The transfer of credit form and the
official transcript should be submitted to the student's program
director for approval. The graduate director then submits both
documents to the dean for review and final authorization. When the
transfer is approved, the registrar's office records the transfer of
credits on the student's transcript.