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Please refer to the policy for Admission - Graduate Student in this Catalog for admission criteria for transfer students. For policies regarding transfer and advanced standing admissions to the College of Podiatric Medicine, please refer to that college's section of this Catalog.

A maximum of 12 semester credits hours from accredited institutions offering the master’s degree may be accepted for transfer towards a master’s degree. A master’s degree and 12 semester credit hours (or maximum 44 semester hours of graduate credit) from accredited institutions may be accepted for transfer towards a doctoral degree.

In both instances, the following must occur:

  1. Graduate credit was received from that institution.
  2. The work was of B grade or better quality
  3. The work fits into the student’s program at Kent State
  4. Credit is less than six years old for a master’s degree and less than nine years old for a doctorate at the time the degree is conferred at Kent State.
  5. An official transcript with an accompanying explanatory letter is filed in the department.
  6. The student’s advisor, department graduate committee and college dean approve.

An “accredited” institution is one that is approved or accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency (e.g., North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) for graduate-level work.