Transfer of Credit Policy

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
  • MMSc in Anesthesiologist Assistant
  • 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
  • Health Care Compliance Certificate
  • Long-Term Care Administration Certificate
  • Social Media Certificate
  • User Experience Design Certificate
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 Cyber Security
  • MS in Instructional Design
  • Master of Social Work
  • 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
  • MS in Teacher Leadership
  • 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.

Graduate level courses taken to complete a degree program at Quinnipiac may be applied to a second graduate degree. These courses must be part of the approved curriculum of the second degree. Further, a minimum of 15 credits of additional course work must be completed before the conferral of a second degree. Students in dual degree programs (combined undergraduate and graduate) may not transfer graduate course credit from another institution.