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  School of Public Health 2017-2018 Academic Policies and Procedures Registration Transfer Credits  

Transfer Credits


Credits earned by students at other accredited institutions of higher education may be eligible for transfer. The maximum number of credits eligible for transfer for each program level are indicated below. The student's faculty adviser and the relevant School of Public Health course instructor must approve the credit transfer, and the student may be required to present additional information such as a syllabus or reading lists. Courses requested for transfer must have been completed within seven years of application1 with a grade of B or better and taken for graduate credit. Such grades will not, however, influence the student's grade-point average in the school.Previous coursework eligible for transfer must apply to and address the student's concentration's curriculum and competencies. Students requesting transfer credits must complete an Application for Transfer Credit form and obtain appropriate signatures. The form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar upon completion with supporting documents.

Core course(s) transfer credit for master of public health (M.P.H.) and master of science (M.S.) students who have completed core course(s) at another Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited school or program of public health may be reviewed and approved by the student's department chair in lieu of individual core courses instructors.

Core course(s) transfer credit for doctoral students who graduated from CEPH-accredited schools or programs of public health will be reviewed and approved by the student's doctoral discipline coordinator.

Students enrolling in a certificate program may transfer credits from another CEPH-accredited school or program of public health to apply toward this credential, but may not transfer any credits from other institutions to apply toward this credential. Students who have taken courses equivalent to courses required for a certificate may be exempted from repeating the same courses at the School of Public Health, but will be expected to complete replacement courses to achieve the required 15 credits for the program.


Program
Maximum Transfer Credits
Certificate
See note below2
Master of Science in Biostatistics39 credits
Master of Science in Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics312 credits
Master of Public Health312 credits
Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Public Health4 (former Rutgers School of Public Health or UMDNJ-School of Public Health M.P.H. or M.S. students)
24 credits
Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Public Health (external applicants including other Rutgers schools)24 credits

For more information, see the Transfer Credit policy.



1 The time limit for the M.S. in health outcomes, policy, and economics is three years.

2 Graduates of CEPH-accredited graduate schools and programs of public health may transfer up to 6 credits toward a certificate program if the credits were earned within the past seven years with a grade of B or better and are deemed appropriate by the respective certificate program coordinator.

3 If credits from a previous Rutgers School of Public Health master's degree are used toward a second School of Public Health master's degree, the maximum number of transfer credits is indicated in the table above. Please note these credits will be applied to the new degree with the corresponding grades and will be calculated into the overall grade-point average. If a student double-counts these credits they will not be allowed to transfer courses from another institution to satisfy the remaining degree requirements.

4 If credits from a previous Rutgers School of Public Health master's degree are used toward a School of Public Health doctoral degree, the maximum number of transfer credits is indicated in the table above. Please note these credits will be applied to the new degree and grades from these credits will not be calculated into the overall grade-point average.

 
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