Transfer credits

Transfer credits are credits transferred from another institution. Transfer credit is requested on the Graduate Credit Transfer Evaluation Request form available on the Graduate School website.

Credits completed at UNR in another program or as a graduate special do not need to be transferred. However, the maximum number of credits that can be transferred or shared between graduate special and degree programs (master’s and doctoral) is 12. The form must be signed by the student and Graduate Director. Transfer credits applied to a master’s program must comply with the time limitation on master’s work (6 years). Thus, if a student took a course 5 years prior to admission, they would have to complete the degree within 1 year for the course to apply to the degree.

Please note the following Graduate School Policy: Students may request to apply graduate units earned at another accredited institution toward an advanced degree at the University of Nevada, Reno by filing a Credit Transfer Evaluation Request Form, available online. The request must be approved by the student’s director of graduate studies and the Graduate Dean. Program approval to transfer credits does not guarantee that all courses requested will be transferred, or applicable toward satisfying program course degree requirements. The student will receive the evaluation results by mail. The evaluation results are distributed to the student, advisor, and graduate school for reference in graduate program planning. Only courses with a grade of “C” or better may be transferred to a master’s program; only courses with a grade of “B” or better may be transferred to a doctoral program

For master’s degree programs, transferred units must be post-baccalaureate and conform to the time limitation on master’s work requiring completion within six (6) calendar years immediately preceding the granting of the degree. Additionally, no more than twelve (12) units completed either prior to admission to a graduate program or transferred from another institution maybe applied to a master’s degree.

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Please note: this represents the program handbook for the 2020-2021 academic year only. For an archived version of a previous year's handbook, or to obtain a hard copy of this current year's program handbook, please contact the program director.