Transfer Credit Limits and Double Counting Limits

COMBINED UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Admission into a graduate degree program as a Combined Degree student is required in order to be able to double count. Note: Some degree programs may not allow double counting. Please see graduate catalog for degree program specifics.
Admission must be granted no later than the semester in which the student intends to apply to graduate with the bachelor’s degree. For example, if a student intends to graduate in May, admission to the graduate program as a combined student must be granted for that same Spring semester.
Double counted credits must have a grade of B- or better and must be 400 level or higher. Some degree programs may require B or better and/or 500 level or higher. Please see graduate catalog for program specific requirements.
DegreeCredits Required for Degree ProgramMaximum Allowable Double Count CreditsMaximum Allowable Transfer Credits
Combined BS/Master's (Thesis and Non-Thesis): 3069
Combined BS/Master's (Non-Thesis)36615
Combined BS/Master's (Thesis)3669
Combined BS/PhD72 - 90624*

GRADUATE PROGRAMS AND GRAD CERTIFICATES

Program or DegreeCredits Required for Degree ProgramMaximum Allowable Double Count CreditsMaximum Allowable Transfer Credits
Certificates9 or 1200
Master's Degree (Thesis & Non-Thesis)3009
Master's Degree (Non-Thesis)36 - 38015
Master's Degree (Thesis)36 - 3809
PhD Degree: transferring a Thesis based Master's degree from any university other than Mines72 - 78036*
PhD Degree: transferring a Non-Thesis based Master's degree from any university other than Mines -or- transferring graduate level courses from any university other than Mines72 - 78024*

MINOR DEGREE TRANSFER CREDIT LIMITATIONS

MinorCredits Required for MinorMaximum Allowable Double Count CreditsMaximum Allowable Transfer Credits
Master's Students with Minor9see above4
PhD Students with Minor12see above5.5
Transfer limits above apply to the maximum allowable number of double count and transfer credits to be used towards a major AND a minor combined. Students who wish to transfer credit towards a minor are limited to:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Transfer credits are subject to Advisor/Committee/Program Director Approval. Refer to Graduate catalog for each degree program specifics.
Transfer credits must have a grade of "C" or better. Some degree programs require grades higher than a C to use as transfer credit. Please refer to the individual degree programs for specifics.
*PhD's: transfer credits are not cumulative, maximum allowed is either 24 if non-thesis or up to 36 if thesis (cannot transfer 2 master's degrees).
PhDs who earned a master's degree at Mines may, with departmental approval, use all credits used towards MS degree towards the PhD degree.