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Graduate Studies

Transferring Graduate Coursework

Transfer Credit Applied to Master's Degrees

Equivalent coursework completed at other institutions of recognized standing may be transferred to a master's degree program after evaluation and approval. Transferred courses do not appear on the UT Arlington Official Transcript and grades earned in transferred courses are not included in calculating a student's UT Arlington graduate grade-point average.

No more than nine hours of transfer credit will be granted except in the professional master's programs that require more than 36 hours of coursework. In such programs, the number of transfer hours is limited to 25 percent of the total program hours. This rule does not invalidate written agreements between graduate programs and the Graduate School or agreements that are stated elsewhere in this catalog. Transfer credit will be accepted only for organized courses in which the student received a letter grade of B or higher and an official transcript showing the course(s) and grade(s) is required.

Courses from other universities taken after a student has been admitted into a master's program at UT Arlington must be approved in advance by the appropriate Committee on Graduate Studies and is reviewed by the Graduate School. All work submitted for transfer credit must have been completed no more than six years before completion of a graduate program at UT Arlington.

To request transfer credit, students must complete the Transfer of Graduate Credit form and obtain approvals from the appropriate grad­uate advisor and chair of the Committee on Graduate Studies and final approval from the Graduate Dean. Download the Graduate Transfer Credit Form.

Waiver of coursees in doctoral programs

Graduate level coursework completed in the student's major area of doctoral study at institutions of recognized standing that grant doctoral degrees in those subject areas may serve to establish the student's competency in equivalent UT Arlington courses.  Competency demontrated by successful completion of equivalent courses may provide a basis for waiving some UT Arlington course requirements and the credit hours associated with those courses.  Waivers must be recommended by the student's graduate advisor and current supervising professor and their recommendation must be approved by both the Committee on Graduate Studies of the student's major area and the Academic Dean.  Only courses in which the student has earned a B (3.0) or better (or a P if the UTA course is also graded P/F) will be considered for purposes of a waiver.  In no case will final semester Dissertation course (6x99 or 7399) requirements be waived.  Waived courses must be shown on the student's academic plan.

Transfer Credit Applied to Graduate Certificates

Equivalent coursework completed at other institutions of recognized standing may be transferred to a graduate certificate program after evaluation and approval of the graduate advisor, the appropriate Committee on Graduate Studies and the Dean of Graduate Studies. The number of transfer units is limited to 50% of the total units required for the certificate, except in certificate programs that exceed 15 units, in which case 12 of those units must be taken in residence. This rule does not invalidate written agreements between graduate certificate programs and the Graduate School or agreements that are stated elsewhere in this catalog. Transfer credit will be accepted only for organized courses in which the student received a letter grade of B or higher and an official transcript showing the course(s) and grade(s) is required.

Courses from other universities taken after a student has been admitted into a graduate certificate program at UT Arlington must be approved in advance by the graduate advisor, the appropriate Committee on Graduate Studies and the Dean of Graduate Studies. Download the Graduate Transfer Credit Form.

Grades earned in transferred courses are not included in calculating a student's UT Arlington graduate grade-point average.