Transfer Credit - Graduate Students

Graduate course credit completed with a grade of B or better at other regionally accredited institutions prior to matriculation at Quinnipiac may be transferred into a graduate program at Quinnipiac. Consistent with State Department of Education policies, upon individual review the MAT program may accept up to 6 transfer credits completed with a grade of B- or higher. 

The normal transfer credit limit for each graduate program is indicated below, although additional transfer credits may be considered on an individual basis. Requests for transfer of credit must be submitted to the appropriate graduate program director along with official transcripts from the institution(s) where the credits were earned. Ordinarily, transfer of credit is granted for courses demonstrated to be similar in content, level of instruction and objectives to courses within a student’s graduate curriculum at Quinnipiac. Additional program-specific requirements are indicated below. 

Graduate programs that do not accept transfer credits:
  • MHS in Advanced Medical Imaging and Leadership
  • MHS in Cardiovascular Perfusion
  • Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • MHS in Physician Assistant
  • MHS in Pathologists’ Assistant
  • MHS in Radiologist Assistant
  • MD program
Graduate programs that may accept up to 3 transfer credits 
  • MS in Accounting
  • MS in Business Analytics
  • Occupational Therapy Doctorate
  • Occupational Therapy Certificate
  • Online Course Design Certificate
  • MS in Organizational Leadership
Graduate programs that may accept up to 6 transfer credits:
  • MAT Elementary Education
  • MAT Secondary Education
  • MS in Cybersecurity
  • MS in Instructional Design
  • MS in Special Education
  • Special Education Certificate
Graduate programs that may accept up to 9 transfer credits:
  • MHS in Biomedical Sciences
  • Master of Business Administration
  • MS in Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Educational Leadership Certificate
  • MS in Interactive Media and Design
  • MS in Journalism
  • MS in Sports Journalism
  • MS in Public Relations

All MSN and DNP nursing programs will only consider transfer of course credit taken within the last five years. In addition, the Nurse Anesthesia program will only consider transfer credits of the nursing core essentials, not sciences or anesthesia courses. For the JD program, the maximum number of credits a student can transfer from another law school is 30.

For the MSW program, a maximum of 9 credits may be transferred from CSWE-accredited MSW programs; only 6 of these may be for electives. A maximum of 6 graduate credits from a related discipline may be eligible for transfer credit. Only courses completed with a grade of B or higher within five years of matriculation into the Quinnipiac MSW program will be considered for transfer.

Graduate level courses taken to complete a degree program at Quinnipiac may be applied to a second graduate degree (but not to a third graduate degree). These courses must be part of the approved curriculum of the second degree. No more than 25 percent of the combined credits in the two degree programs and no more than 50 percent of the credits in any one degree may be double counted. For example, for two master’s degrees requiring 30 credits each, 25 percent of the combined 60 credits may be double-counted (i.e., 15 credits). Students in dual-degree programs (combined undergraduate and graduate) may not transfer graduate course credit from another institution.