Messiah University welcomes transfer students
We want to make the process of transferring your eligible credits and enrolling at Messiah University as easy and seamless as possible, while maintaining the highest level of academic rigor and integrity. Graduate students may transfer graduate coursework, including credits earned to complete a previous master's degree, whether at Messiah University or elsewhere, that meet the following conditions:
- The coursework must have been completed from a regionally accredited institution.
- The credits are graduate level.
- A minimum grade of a "B" was earned for each course.
- The credits must have been completed within the last seven years (see individual programs for exceptions).
- The course is not listed as one that is required to have been completed at Messiah University (see individual programs for restrictions).
- Currently enrolled students who wish to take credits at another institution and then have them transferred to Messiah University must have written approval of the program coordinator/director prior to starting coursework.
- The number of credits to be transferred does not exceed the maximum allowed in the student's program (see transfer credit chart below).
Note: Only credits and courses are eligible to be transferred. Grades earned at the original institution are not calculated in the Messiah University grade point average.
Students who wish to transfer credits must have an official transcript sent to the Messiah University Graduate Admissions Office and complete this form in order to request that a course or courses be approved for transfer credit. 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.
For process/procedure questions regarding transfer credit contact Graduate Enrollment, at GradPrograms@messiah.edu or (717) 796-5061.
|Graduate Degree||Program Credits||Allowable Number of Transfer Credits||Courses that must be completed
at Messiah University
|Master of Business Administration||36||9||BUSA 590|
|MBA: Healthcare Management||36||9||BUSA 590|
|M.A.: Healthcare Leadership||30||6||LEAD 590|
|M.A.: Strategic Leadership||30||6||LEAD 590|
|M.A.: Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling||60||18||COUN 501, COUN 520, COUN 540, COUN 580, COUN 581, COUN 582|
|MA: Counseling: Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling||60||18||COUN 501, COUN 520, COUN 540, COUN 573, COUN 587, COUN 588, COUN 589|
|M.A.: Counseling: School Counseling||60||18||COUN 501, COUN 520, COUN 540, COUN 583, COUN 584, COUN 585|
|M.Ed.: Curriculum and Instruction||30||6||EDME 583 or EDME 584|
|M.Ed.: Elementary Education with PDE Initial Teaching Certification in PreK-4||63||9||EDME 534, EDME 574, and EDME 583 or EDME 584|
|M.Ed.: PK-12 Education with Initial Certification Track||60-66||9||EDME 534, EDME 572, EDME 576, EDME 578, and EDME 583 or EDME 584|
|M.Ed.: Online Instruction||33||6||EDME 583 or EDME 584|
|M.Ed.: Secondary Education with PDE Initial Certification Track||58-60||9||EDME 534, EDME 572, EDME 576, EDME 578 and EDME 583 or EDME 584|
|M.Ed.: Special Education||30||6||EDME 530; EDME 583 or EDME 584|
|M.Ed.: Special Education with PDE Initial Teaching Certification in Special Education (PK-12)||78||9||EDME 534, EDME 572, EDME 575, and EDME 583 or EDME 584|
|M.Ed.: Teaching Language and Content||33||6||EDME 532; EDME 583 or EDME 584|
|M.Ed.: TESOL||33||6||EDME 583 or EDME 584|
|M.Ed.: TESOL (Courses Leading to PA ESL Certification)||37||9||EDME 532; EDME 583 or EDME 584|
|M.A. Higher Education||36||9||HIED 511, HIED 562, HIED 565, HIED 567|
|M.A. Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership||36||9||HIED 530, HIED 562, HIED 567|
|M.M.: Conducting||30-33||6||MUSI 501, MUSI 502 MUSI 503, MUSI 621, MUSI 622, MUSI 623, all MUAP courses|
|Master of Music Education||30-33||6||MUED 520, MUED 680, EDME 505, Literature Course, Pedagogy Course|
|DNP.: Family Nurse Practitioner||86||18||NURS 601, NURS 602, NURS 623, NURS 632, NURS 731, NURS 732|
|DNP.: Nursing Leadership||36-39||9||NURS 623, NURS 632, NURS 731, NURS 732|
|M.S.N.: Nurse Educator||39||9||NURS 530, NURS 531|
|M.S.N.: Nursing Administration||38||9||NURS 560, NURS 562|
|Master of Occupational Therapy||80||0||All courses must be completed at Messiah University|
|Doctor of Physical Therapy||110||0||All courses must be completed at Messiah University|