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Graduate Programs : Higher Education

Transfer Credit Policy

Graduate students may transfer graduate coursework that meet the following conditions:

 

  • The coursework must have been completed from a regionally accredited institution.

  • A minimum grade of a “B” was earned for each course.

  • The credits must have been completed within the last seven years.

  • The course is not listed as one that is required to have been completed at Messiah College.

  • Currently enrolled students who wish to take credits at another institution and then have them transferred to Messiah College must have written approval of the Program Coordinator/Director prior to starting coursework.

 

The following guidelines have been established to maintain academic integrity and quality. For 30 credit hour programs, a student may transfer in up to 20% of the coursework, for those greater than 30 credits hours, a student may transfer up to 30% of the required credits. The Program Coordinator/ Director has the final authority on all transfer credit decisions. Transferred credits become part of the student’s program of study and it is the student’s responsibility to work with his/her advisor to carefully schedule remaining coursework.

 

Graduate Degree

Program Credits

Maximum Percentage of Transfer Credits

Allowable Number of Transfer Credits

Courses that must be completed at Messiah College

Art Education

36

30

9

ART 600, ART 601, ART 602,       ART 603

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

60

30

18

COUN 501, COUN 540, COUN 570, COUN 580, COUN 581, COUN 582

Higher Education

36

30

9

HIED 511, HIED 562, HIED 565

Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

60

30

18

COUN 501, COUN 540, COUN 573, COUN 587, COUN 588, COUN 589

Music Conducting

30

20

6

MUAP 504, MUSI 501, MUSI 502, MUSI 503, Applied Lessons

School Counseling

51

30

15

COUN 501, COUN 540, COUN 583, COUN 584, COUN 585

Special Education

30

20

6

EDME 530, EDME 531

Special Education (Courses Leading to Initial Special Education PA Certification)

39

30

12

EDME 526, EDME 527 EDME 528, EDME 529, EDME 530, EDME 531

TESOL

30

20

6

EDME 521, , EDME 533   

TESOL (Courses Leading to ESL Program Specialist Certification)

33

30

9

EDME 521, EDME 532, EDME 533   

Youth and Young Adult Ministries

36

30

9

MMIN 531, MMIN 532, MMIN 581