Transferring Academic Credits

A maximum of 24 course credits out of the minimum required 45 course credits can be transferred from the student’s M.S. degree. Please note:

  • “Pass” grades cannot be transferred in general, unless the institution can substantiate that this is equivalent to at least a “B” grade.
  • Three credits from institutions with academic quarters are counted as two semester credits at Penn State.
  • The department’s graduate program coordinator must approve all credit transfers. The course syllabus, copy of its catalog description, and the transcript are required to transfer the credits of that course. In some cases, additional information may be required.
  • The credits earned in any course that substantially duplicates a Penn State IE-required undergraduate course cannot be transferred.
  • The transferred academic work must be of at least “B” quality.
  • The credits must have been earned within the previous five years. The necessary forms are available with the department’s Graduate Program Office. Please note that this transfer resides within the department only (that is, it is a department transfer and not a Graduate School transfer) and hence will not appear on the transcript.

Contact Information:

  • Graduate Programs Office
    344 Leonhard Building
    University Park, PA 16802



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University Park, PA 16802-4400

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