Students can transfer a maximum of six units of graduate-level work from a previous institution towards their Master's program. For a course to be eligible for transfer, it must have been considered graduate level at the home institution and not used to satisfy undergraduate degree requirements.
Students can transfer a maximum of 24 units of graduate credit earned at institutions other than Washington University. Transfer credit must be recommended by the advisor and department chairman. No graduate courses carrying grades lower than "B" can be accepted as transfer. More details about transferring to the doctoral program, including breadth requirements, can be found on the Doctoral Program Guide.
Students interested in having courses reviewed for transfer credit should submit the following items to Lauren in Bryan Hall, Room 509.
- Your name, student ID, and email address.
- The university/college at which you took the course.
- The course number and numbering convention at the university/college at which you took the course. (For example, at Washington University, 500-level courses are graduate-level courses.)
- A course description and detailed syllabus.
- Exams and homework assigned and graded by the professor.
If you would like any courses reviewed for breadth transfer for either the doctoral or master's degree requirements, please indicate this in your paperwork. Courses can be transferred as specific courses or general graduate-level coursework.