NCU Catalog - October 2020 
    
    Dec 06, 2022  
NCU Catalog - October 2020 [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 within five (5) years prior to acceptance at NCU, while enrolled at a regionally or nationally accredited institution
  • Credits must be earned with a grade of “B” or better or an equivalent satisfactory grade
  • A maximum of  twelve (12) semester credits may be transferred from a graduate level program, exceptions to the stated maximum may be granted by the School Dean or designee
  • No more than nine (9) semester credits can be applied to specialization courses
  • 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 a maximum of 15 semester credit hours in transfer toward the master’s degree for graduate coursework completed toward a 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. 

Note: The Master of Social Work may accept 6 semester credit hours in transfer towards the Advanced Generalist and 12 semester credit hours in transfer towards the Generalist. Graduate coursework must have been completed as part of a graduate degree from 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. 

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
  • Credits must be earned with a grade of “B” or better or an equivalent satisfactory grade
  • A maximum of twelve (12) semester credits may be transferred from a graduate level program
  • No more than nine (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
  • Credits must be earned with a grade of “B” or better or an equivalent satisfactory grade
  • A maximum of twelve (12) semester credits may be transferred from a graduate level program
  • No more than nine (9) credits can be applied to specialization courses

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: Students enrolled in the Dissertation Completion Pathway (DCP) will be eligible to transfer in all but 23 program credits. The DCP faculty will conduct 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.

Note: 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.

Example: MBA-5102 could be used to satisfy BTM-7101.

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.