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FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICES > ACADEMIC AFFAIRS > ACADEMIC POLICIES > GRADUATE RESIDENCY AND TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTERS PROGRAMS POLICY
Graduate Residency and Transfer Requirements for Masters Programs Policy

As a general policy, all but six credits of any masters degree program must be completed at Robert Morris University. Graduate credits earned within the most recent seven-year period at an accredited educational institution may be applied toward program requirements provided they closely parallel current Robert Morris University course descriptions and meet program requirements (maximum of six credits). Credits that are more than seven years old will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Transfer credit will be awarded only for courses in which a grade of "B" or better has been earned.

Students transferring credits to Robert Morris University must submit official transcripts of all graduate work taken at other institutions. Students should be aware that transfer courses cannot replace courses completed or grades earned at Robert Morris University, nor do approved transfer credits have any effect on cumulative quality-point averages earned at the University. All requests for transfer credits must be submitted at the time of application.

Students seeking a second graduate degree from Robert Morris University must fulfill the residency requirement for the second degree with courses not counting toward the first degree. This policy is applicable to any subsequent degree at the same level. However, students seeking a second masters degree may satisfy up to one-third of the degree requirements with credits from a previous graduate degree.

If a course required for a graduate degree program was taken during a student's undergraduate program, the department head of the graduate program must substitute an appropriate graduate course into the student's graduate program.