Transfer Credit

Students must request an official transcript be mailed to the Graduate School, 701 Ginger Hall, Morehead, KY 40351.

A maximum of nine credit hours of graduate credit earned at another institution may be accepted toward meeting requirements for the graduate program provided:

  1. The credit has been earned at an accredited graduate institution within 10 years of the date on which the graduate program requirements are completed;
  2. The work is acceptable as credit toward a comparable program at the institution from which transfer is sought;
  3. The courses to be transferred carry a mark of "B" or better; and
  4. The courses are approved by the advisor, program department chair and/or coordinator and the graduate dean. Approval may be based on the evaluation of an institution using these criteria: length of the instructional term, frequency and length of class sessions, availability of library services, course syllabus and/or statement of requirements and faculty member's qualifications.

Transfer credits taken during the final semester of a program will delay program completion until official transcripts of the courses have been received in the Graduate School. To transfer a course, a course substitution form must be completed. Transfer credit does not compute in the MSU GPA. A course substitution/transfer form can be accessed at or by contacting the Graduate School at 606-783-2039 or