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  School of Criminal Justice 2008-2010 Doctoral Program Transfer of Credit  

Transfer of Credit

The Graduate School-Newark will allow up to 18 transfer credits of related coursework from appropriate master of arts or master of science degree programs. Degrees previously earned from professional schools such as law or management may receive up to but no more than 18 transfer credits. Courses may be considered for transfer credit after completing at least 12 credits with grades of (B) or better in the Graduate School-Newark and with the following stipulations:
  • Courses must have been graded with letter or numerical grades; neither Pass nor Satisfactory will be accepted;
  • The student must have earned a grade of B or better in the course;
  • Courses may not include work for a master's thesis or related research;
  • Courses must normally form a part of the student's program in his or her field of concentration; and
  • Courses must normally have been taken during the six-year period prior to the qualifying examination.

The responsibility for requesting advanced credit lies with the student. In applying for the transfer of credit, a student must obtain an official transcript of the grades to be transferred and complete a Transfer of Credit Form that is available in the Office of the Dean, School of Criminal Justice. Once completed, the form and the official transcript should be submitted to the associate dean for approval. The associate dean then submits both documents to the dean of the Graduate School-Newark for review and final authorization. When the transfer is approved, the registrar's office will record the transfer of credits on the student's transcript.

Students completing a master's degree in criminal justice/criminology at another university must meet with the associate dean to review their transcripts. This will ensure that they do not duplicate any course taken at Rutgers.
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