NCU Catalog - August 2018 
    
    Nov 26, 2020  
NCU Catalog - August 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate


Master’s Programs

The School Dean or designee uses the following criteria to evaluate proposed transfer credits at the graduate level; exceptions may be made at the Dean’s discretion:

  • Completed at regionally or nationally accredited post-secondary institution
  • Completed within last five calendar years of acceptance at NCU
  • Do not include any credits from a conferred Master’s degree
  • Grade received in the proposed transfer course must be a B or higher
  • Does not allow the transfer credit maximum to exceed 20% of the total credits required for program completion:
    • 6 graduate semester credits for master’s degree programs 30 to 44 credit-hours in length
    • 9 graduate semester credits for master’s degree programs 45 to 59 credit-hours in length
    • 12 graduate semester credits for master’s degree programs 60+ credit-hours in length
  • If proposed to satisfy the statistics course requirement of a NCU Master’s degree, must be equivalent to NCU statistics courses, as demonstrated by a transfer course description

Note: The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy may accept graduate coursework completed toward a non-conferred graduate degree at an accredited college or university with a grade of “B” or better. Transfer credit is only awarded for course work that is evaluated to be substantially equivalent in content to the required course work in the Master degree program in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Education Specialist Programs

The School Dean or designee uses the following criteria to evaluate transfer credits at the Education Specialist level:

  • Completed within seven (7) years prior to acceptance at NCU, while enrolled in an advanced graduate or doctoral program at a regionally or nationally accredited institution
  • Do not include any credits from a conferred Doctoral or EdS degree
  • No more than 12 semester credits can be applied from a non-conferred external EdS program to a NCU EdS degree
  • Credits must be earned with a grade of “B” or better or an equivalent satisfactory grade
  • No more than 9 semester credits can be applied to specialization courses

Credits earned at NCU have the same time limits stated above for migration and applications to current programs and degree plans, based on the date the corresponding course grade was posted.

Doctoral Programs

The School Dean or designee uses the following criteria to evaluate transfer credits at the doctoral level; exceptions may be made at the Dean’s discretion:

  • Completed within seven (7) years prior to acceptance at NCU; while enrolled in a doctoral program in a regionally or nationally accredited institution
  • Do not include any credits from a conferred Doctoral or EdS degree; No more than 9 semester credits can be applied to specialization courses
  • Earned with a grade of “B” or better or an equivalent satisfactory grade

Credits earned at NCU have the same time limits stated above for migration and application to current programs and degree plans, based on the date the corresponding course grade was posted.

Note: The PhD and DMFT degree programs in Marriage and Family Therapy may accept a maximum of 12 semester credit hours in transfer toward the PhD degree for graduate coursework completed toward a non-conferred doctoral degree at an accredited college or university with a grade of “B” or better. Transfer credit is only awarded for course work that is evaluated to be substantially equivalent in content to the required course work in the PhD degree program in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Note: Students enrolled in the Dissertation Completion Pathway (DCP) will be eligible to transfer in all but 23 program credits. The DCP faculty will conducted a transcript review to ensure students have achieved doctoral candidacy at a previous institution for a degree program and specialization offered at NCU to determine transfer of credit applicability.

Graduate Credit from Foreign Institutions

The University may accept transfer or waive credit if an official course-by-course evaluation from an approved credential evaluation agency is supplied. NCU will accept credential evaluations through any evaluation agency accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). In addition, credential evaluations by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) are also accepted.

Applying Credit Between NCU Degree Programs

Students who complete a Master’s degree program at NCU may be eligible to satisfy a maximum of 6 doctoral credits in their doctoral program using credits from their conferred Master’s degree. Students must receive written verification from the School Dean (or their designee) at the time of application to their doctoral program that courses from the conferred Master’s degree meet requirements for the doctoral program.

Students who complete NCU’s EdS program may be eligible to apply up to 30 credits from the EdS program to the School of Education’s Doctoral programs. School Dean (or their designee) approval is required to determine number of applicable credit hours from EdS to the selected doctoral program.

Note: MBA-5102  can be used to satisfy BTM-7101   

Note: Students must be academically eligible for the next degree (meet BFA at the required GPA) and be in good financial standing.