Transfer Credits

Subject to the limitations given below, a maximum of 10 credits of high-quality graduate work done at an accredited institution may be applied toward the requirements for the master’s degree. Transferred academic work must have been completed within five years prior to the date of the first degree registration at the Graduate School of Penn State, must be of at least B quality (grades of B- are not transferable), and must appear on an official graduate transcript of an accredited university. Pass-fail grades are not transferable to an advanced degree program unless the “Pass” can be substantiated by the former institution as having at least B quality.

Grade-Point Average and Time Limit

Students must have a 3.0 grade-point average to graduate from the program. The time limit for graduation is eight years from the date the student begins the program.


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