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  School of Public Health 2015–2017 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. Students requesting transfer credits must complete an Application for Transfer Credit form and obtain appropriate signatures. The form must be submitted to the campus office 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 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.

Maximum Transfer Credits
Master of Science in Biostatistics29 credits
Master of Science in Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics212 credits
Master of Public Health212 credits
Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Public Health (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.

Matriculated M.P.H. students in the School of Public Health may be allowed up to 6 transfer credits as electives for prior study related to the Biological Basis of Health gained through the curriculum of a health professional school (allopathic, osteopathic, and veterinary medicine; dentistry; master of science nursing; pharmacy; or physician assistant). For information about how to apply and seek approval for the prior biology-based study transfer credits, please see the Transfer of Credits for Prior Biology-Based Study in a Health Professional School/Program policy.

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

2If 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.
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