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  School of Communication and Information 2021-2023 Master of Information Program Admissions Transfer of Credit  

Transfer of Credit

A maximum of six (6) previously earned credits of graduate coursework may be transferred to the master of information (M.I.) program under the following two options:

  1. Credits may be transferred from a graduate program of library and information science accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) if the work was completed with a grade of B or better within three years prior to admission to the Rutgers M.I. program. Verbal approvals will be granted for course transfers that align to specific courses in the M.I. curriculum upon admission to the program, and credits will be transferred after successful completion of one semester of study at Rutgers.
  2. Credits may be transferred from master's-level courses earned at Rutgers University or master's-level courses earned from  a master's program from an accredited institution with a grade of B or better within three years prior to admission to the Rutgers M.I. program. Requests should be submitted after the completion of 12 credits.  
Practicums and independent studies cannot be transferred.

All requests are subject to approval and specific requirements of program pathways.

Current students wanting to take master's courses outside the program must have the approval of the director of the program to count the credits toward the degree. Students must provide a copy of the course syllabus, a brief statement of how the class aligns with the student's academic/professional goals, and written approval from an academic adviser or concentration coordinator prior to registering for the class. Students are responsible for reaching out to external program/faculty to obtain permission to take the class.

Any course completed outside the M.I. program without explicit advance approval will not be applied toward the degree or computed in the grade point average.

To determine if transfer credits are possible, students with potential transfer credits must submit the following;

  1. A cover letter identifying the credits and including an explanation of why these courses are relevant to the M.I. degree and the student's professional goals.
  2. Course descriptions and/or syllabi for each of the courses.

Courses for transfer credit will be evaluated by the program director in consultation with the admissions committee and/or concentration coordinator. Students should submit transfer credit requests to the Office of Student Services at Office of Student Services will notify students of the outcome within four weeks of the request date.

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Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

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