Policies

Transfer of Credit and Credit Equivalencies: Graduate Students

Owner: Academic Dean's Office
Pertains to: Graduate students
Description: Hamline University has adopted the following policy on transfer of credit/credit equivalencies for graduate students.
Details:

Licensure Program Equivalencies

Students pursuing licensure may be granted equivalence for courses taken at other institutions. Courses are not transferred onto the student’s Hamline transcript. The equivalence is noted on the student’s learning contract, an outline of a student’s requirements for completing the licensure program.  

Transfer of Credit

The chart below outlines various programs and transfer credit policies. Grade points are not transferable to Hamline. In other words, approved transfer credit will not affect the Hamline GPA. All transfer credit must be earned at regionally accredited institutions. Please contact the program office with specific questions.

Students may apply for credit transfer with the assistance of their advisor. Credit may be transferred onto a student's graduate degree transcript from Hamline's Graduate Continuing Studies program and from other accredited institutions subject to certain limitations.

The Application for Transfer Credit form is available from each program office. Official sealed transcripts, mailed directly from the other institution to the program office, are required to support transfer credit application. The program office, in conjunction with the registrar, determines the eligibility of transfer of credit requests, which may be submitted once a student is advanced to candidacy.

Transcripts and other documents submitted from other institutions or agencies are the property of Hamline University and will not be reissued to applicants, students, alumni, or any other party.

Degree Programs 

Timeframe Limits 

Credit Total/Level Elective vs. Core 

Credits before Admission to Program 

Credits/Level from Hamline/Graduate Courses 

Credits/ Level Non-Hamline Coursework 

Minimum Grade 

Exceptions 

MAEd 

(Required:  34 credits total;  Includes 10 elective credits) 

Must be fewer than 7 years old from date admitted to degree program (see admissions letter).

10 credits (Graduate level) limit toward Elective only. Credits cannot apply to Core* and cannot be from an already-earned degree. 

10 credits (at least 5 must be Hamline University credits.)

10 Graduate/License credits if no non-Hamline credits are being used. All Hamline graduate credits are okay to fit the 10 credits.

5 Graduate level maximum. Transcript must state work is at graduate level. (<6000 level is suspect)

B-
(no P/S)

 

MAEd NSEE 

(Required:  35 credits total;  Includes 14 elective credits) 

Must be fewer than 7 years old from date admitted to degree program (see admissions letter).

14 credits (Graduate level) can apply to Electives or Core. Credits cannot be from an already-earned degree.

9 credits (or 14 credits from Hamline license or certificate program.)

9 Grad (or 14 Graduate/License credits if no non-Hamline credits are being used. All 
graduate credits are okay to fit the 14 credits.)

5 Grad level maximum. Transcript must state work is at graduate level. Credits can apply toward electives or core. (<6000 level is suspect)

B-
(no P/S)

 

MAESL 

(Required: 34-48 credits total, depending on fulfillment of prerequisites) 

Handled on a case-by-case basis

16 credits (Graduate level) can apply to Electives or Core pending faculty approval based on age, course content, level, and grade.

27 from license or certificate program

 

 

Must be graduate level

B-

Faculty meets with student to create learning contract and determine transfer credit equivalencies.

MAT 

(Required: credits vary based on license) 

Handled on a case-by-case basis

8 credits of required professional education coursework

 

 

Must be equivalent and must be B- or higher

 B-

Program representative meets with student to determine transfer credit equivalencies.

EdD 

(Required:  68 credits total;  Includes 16 elective and 16 dissertation credits) 

Must be fewer than 7 years old from date admitted to degree program (see admissions letter).

16 credits (Graduate 8000+ level) limit toward Elective only. Credits cannot apply to Core and cannot be from an already-earned degree. 

Must be post-master's degree and at discretion of chair.

8000+ level taken after graduate degree earned. Administrative Licensure GED 8100+ courses, GLS, HSB, and School of Law courses may apply to electives.

8 credits (8000+ level) from non-Hamline EdD or PhD with minimum grade of B. Cannot be part of already-earned degree. Chair's approval required.

B-
(no P/S)

Maximum of 16 credits from Administrative License may apply with minimum grade of B.

DPA

 

Must be fewer than 10 years from date admitted to the program.

 

N/A

 

8 doctoral credits.

B-
(no P/S)

 

MBA, MPA and MNM 

Must be fewer than 7 years old from date admitted to degree program.

8 graduate credits. Credits cannot be from an already-earned degree.

 

 

8 graduate credits.

B-
(no P/S)

 

MFA and MALS 

Must be fewer than 10 years from date admitted to program.

 

N/A

N/A

Must be from accredited institution.

B
(no P/S)

Depending upon the area in which a student chooses to focus, additional transfer credits may be allowed. This is decided on an individual basis.

MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults 

Must be fewer than 10 years from date admitted to program.

Low-res MFA in writing for children & young adults: 2 residencies and 2 sems.

Low-res MFA in writing: 1 residency and 1 sem.

Traditional residency MFA: 8 credits, graduate level

N/A

N/A

Must be from accredited institution.

 

B
(no P/S)

Depending on review by Hamline MFA faculty and staff.