2016-17 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

Program of Study

The Program of Study is a written plan for completing a degree. Admitted students are required to file an approved “Program of Study” in the Graduate School no later than the completion of their first nine semester hours. Completion of the Program of Study should involve consultation with the student's Program Director and/or Advisor. Because the Program of Study will be the basis of the graduation audit, any deviations that are made must have written approval from the student’s Program Director and Department Chairperson with course substitutions submitted to the Registrar's Office. An amended Program of Study must be submitted to the Graduate School.  

A Program of Study form for each degree program is available on the Graduate School website: http://www.minotstateu.edu/graduate/current_students/index.shtml.

Credit Transfer

A student may request to transfer a maximum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate credit into a program of study, provided that an "A" or "B" was recorded for each course. The hours must have been earned at a regionally accredited institution. Transfer credits will not be accepted if the work was earned more than seven years prior to the date the student expects to complete the graduate degree. Workshop courses are not accepted into graduate degree programs.

A student must complete a "Request to Transfer Credit to a Degree Program" form.

The transfer of credit must be recommended by the student’s advisor/Program Director and chairperson, and approved by the Assistant Dean of the Graduate School. Transfer work is not used in the calculation of cumulative grade point average. Transfer credit should be submitted for approval at the beginning of each semester.