2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
    
    Oct 30, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Transfer of Credit


Credit that is deemed relevant may be transferred from other accredited institutions into a student’s graduate degree program, subject to certain limitations. Grade points are not transferable to Hamline. In other words, approved transfer credit will not affect the Hamline GPA. All transfer credit must be earned at regionally accredited institutions.

Transcripts from foreign schools must be submitted to an outside agency for course-by-course evaluation and processing before an evaluation can be completed. The agency must be a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The commonly used agencies are World Education Service (WES) online at www.wes.org, and Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) online at www.ece.org. These organizations usually charge students a fee for these services.

Students may apply for credit transfer with the assistance of their advisor. Official sealed transcripts, mailed directly from the other institution to the program office, are required to support transfer credit application. The program office, in conjunction with the registrar determines the eligibility of transfer-of-credit requests, which may be submitted once a student is advanced to candidacy. Transcripts and other documents submitted from other institutions or agencies are the property of Hamline University. Hamline will not give these documents, or copies of them, to applicants, students, alumni, or any other individuals.

Coursework from Hamline’s Graduate Continuing Studies program may be applied to a Hamline graduate degree program, if approved by the program.

See transfer credit policies by program below. Please contact the program office with specific questions.



The Creative Writing Programs

MFA in Writing

  • Transfer Credit Limit: Up to 8 semester credits of graduate coursework from an outside institution may be used to fulfill elective requirements.
  • Maximum Age of Transfer Credit: 10 years prior to admission
  • Minimum Grade: B (no P/S)
  • Requirements: MFA program approval is required.

MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults

  • Transfer Credit Limit: Up to 2 residencies and 2 semesters (24 credits) may be transferred from other low-residency MFA programs in writing for children & young adults. Up to 1 residency and 1 semester (12 credits) may be transferred from low-residency MFA programs in writing. Up to 8 credits may be transferred from traditional residency MFA programs.
  • Maximum Age of Transfer Credit: 10 years prior to admission
  • Minimum Grade: B (no P/S)
  • Requirements: MFA program approval is required.

Graduate Legal Education

Graduate Paralegal Certificate

  • No transfer credits are allowed toward certificate requirements (legal specialty or otherwise).

Master in the Study of Law

  • Transfer Credit Limit: Up to 4 semester credits of graduate coursework from an outside institution may be used toward the concentration.
  • Maximum Age of Transfer Credit: Determined on a case-by-case basis
  • Minimum Grade: C-
  • Requirements: Director of Graduate Legal Education approval is required.
  • Note: Graduate students who have earned an ABA-approved paralegal degree or certificate within the past 10 years are eligible for a waiver of 12 credits toward the MSL degree. 

School of Business

PhD in Management and Public Service

  • Transfer Credit Limit: Up to 8 semester credits at the doctoral level may be used to fulfill degree requirements.
  • Maximum Age of Transfer Credit: 10 years prior to admission
  • Minimum Grade: B- (no P/S)
  • Requirements: Coursework may not be from an already earned degree. The Program Director will decide whether the proposed course(s) may be transferred in. The Program Director or Graduate Programs Advisor will review transfer credits to determine transfer credit equivalencies.

Master of Business Administration; 
Master of Nonprofit Management;
Master of Public Administration;
Master of Science in Business Analytics

  • Transfer Credit Limit: Up to 8 semester credits of graduate coursework from an outside institution may be used to fulfill degree requirements.
  • Maximum Age of Transfer Credit: 7 years prior to admission
  • Minimum Grade: B- (no P/S)
  • Requirements: Coursework may not be from an already earned degree. The Program Director will decide whether the proposed course(s) may be transferred in. The Program Director or Graduate Programs Advisor will review transfer credits to determine transfer credit equivalencies.

School of Education

Doctorate in Education

  • Transfer Credit Limit: Up to 8 semester credits of coursework from an outside institution or up to 8 credits of 8000+ coursework from Hamline taken before admission may be used to fulfill elective requirements.
  • Maximum Age of Transfer Credit: 7 years prior to admission
  • Minimum Grade: B (no P/S)
  • Requirements: Coursework must be post-master’s and may not be from an already earned degree. Chair approval is required.

​Master of Arts in Education;
Master of Arts in Education: Natural Science and Environmental Education

  • Transfer Credit Limit: Up to 5 semester credits of graduate coursework from an outside institution or up to 10 credits of graduate coursework from Hamline taken before admission may be used to fulfill elective requirements.
  • Maximum Age of Transfer Credit: 7 years prior to admission
  • Minimum Grade: B (no P/S)
  • Requirements: Coursework may not be from an already earned degree. 

Master of Arts in Literacy Education

  • Transfer Credit Limit: Up to 5 semester credits of graduate coursework from an outside institution or up to 10 credits of graduate coursework from Hamline taken before admission may be used to fulfill elective requirements.
  • Maximum Age of Transfer Credit: 7 years prior to admission
  • Minimum Grade: B (no P/S)
  • Requirements: Coursework may not be from an already earned degree. Transfer credits can be Literacy-related courses only.

Master of Arts in Teaching

  • Transfer Credit Limit: Up to one half of the semester credits required for the professional education sequence may be transferred from an outside institution to fulfill licensure requirements. Additionally, students may be granted equivalence for license-area content taken at other institutions. These courses are not transferred onto the student’s Hamline transcript. The equivalence is noted on the student’s learning contract, an outline of a student’s requirements for completing the licensure program. Transfer of coursework for licensure standards, standards, or program requirements may be subject to change, if licensure requirements change.
  • Maximum Age of Transfer Credit: Determined on a case-by-case basis
  • Minimum Grade: B-
  • Requirements: Coursework must be applicable to the professional education sequence.

Master of Arts in TESOL

  • Transfer Credit Limit: Up to 12 semester credits of coursework from an outside institution or 22 semester credits from Hamline taken before admission may be used to fulfill program requirements.
  • Maximum Age of Transfer Credit: 7 years prior to admission
  • Minimum Grade: B (no P/S)
  • Requirements: Coursework may not be from an already earned degree.