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, the relevant School of Public Health course instructor, and the associate dean for academic affairs must approve the credit transfer, and the student may be required to present additional information such as a syllabus or reading lists. Students may officially
apply for transfer credits after their first semester at the school, but are
encouraged to start discussions with their faculty adviser prior to or during
their first semester.
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/concentration director 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 Biostatistics3||9 credits|
|Master of Science in Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics3||12 credits|
|Master of Public Health3||12 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.