2021-2022 Catalog

Transfer Policies for Graduate and Doctoral Degree and Certificate Programs

Students who have completed graduate or doctoral coursework at other recognized institutions may transfer up to 25% percent of the required degree credits, not to exceed a maximum of 12 quarter credits, toward a master’s or doctoral degree program. All transfer credits must reflect grades of 3.0 (B) or better. The credits may be transferred through course waiver, course substitution, or direct equivalency (or any combination of these), and must be equivalent to required CityU courses as determined by similar course numbers, titles, or content.


Total Degree Credits Required (Excluding pre-requisite/preparatory credits)        

Maximum Eligible Credits     
 36-47 quarter credits 9 quarter credits
 48+ quarter credits 12 quarter credits

To earn a graduate degree, a student must earn all required credits in residency (i.e., via CityU courses taken in any delivery format) except for transfer quarter credits as limited by policy.

Exceptions for Dual Delivery, Bi-Lateral, Joint Delivered, and Partnered Agreement with Articulation

Within a dual delivery, bilateral, joint-delivered, or partnered articulation agreement with another institution and by approval of the provost and school dean, in a degree program of 48 quarter credits or more, CityU may accept up to 15 quarter credits in transfer in a graduate or doctoral degree program.

(Policy #2100.22)