Credit by Transfer

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There is no automatic transfer of graduate credit. However, a student’s advisor or committee may recommend and the Dean of the Graduate School may approve specific courses for transfer credit as a part of the student’s master’s degree plan. Programs will use the following scale in determining the maximum possible number of semester credit hours that may be transferred:

  • up to 6 semester credit hours in a program of 30-38 semester credit hours.
  • up to 9 semester credit hours in a program of 39-44 semester credit hours.
  • up to 12 semester credit hours in a program of 45 or more semester credit hours.

Only graduate courses in which the grade of ‘B’ or better has been earned from a regionally accredited school may be considered for transfer credit. Transferred work is not accepted until the student has demonstrated ability to do satisfactory work at the Texas Woman’s University. No credit toward a graduate degree may be obtained by correspondence, nor may credit toward a graduate degree be obtained by extension work from another institution. All transfer credits must have been earned in residence at a university of recognized excellence and approved at TWU by the appropriate dean or chair and by the Dean of the Graduate School. The rule governing the time limit for master’s degree credit applies to transfer credit.

Transfer of Semester Credit Hours from a Completed TWU Master's Degree to a New TWU Master's Degree

There is no automatic transfer of graduate credit from a previous master’s degree earned at Texas Woman’s University to a new master’s degree in progress at Texas Woman’s University. The completion of a number of semester credit hours is not in itself sufficient; the nature and quality of work are the major considerations. The graduate student’s Advisory Committee for the new degree has the prerogative, with approval of the department, to recommend to the Dean of the Graduate School the acceptance of any transferable credits from a previous master’s degree. Any semester credit hours selected for transfer are still governed by the time limit for master’s work; that is, at the time when the new master’s degree is completed, the transferred semester credit hours must not be more than six years old.

Programs will use the following guidelines in determining the maximum possible number of semester credit hours from a previous master’s degree earned at TWU that may be applied to a new master’s degree at TWU:

  • up to 12 semester credit hours in a new program of 30-44 semester credit hours.
  • up to 18 semester credit hours in a new program of 45-59 semester credit hours.
  • up to 24 semester credit hours in a new program of 60 or more semester credit hours.

Only graduate courses in which the grade of ‘B’ or better has been earned may be considered for such transfer credit.