Course Overlap in Degree Programs

  • With departmental and School of Graduate Studies and Research approval, a student may use the same course to count in two different IUP graduate degree programs, if the course meets the published graduation requirements in both programs.

    However, the number of overlap credits counted toward a second graduate degree will be limited to a maximum of one-third (1/3) of the credits, if department approved, in the second graduate degree program. Should credits be requested for use in a second degree program, they will be treated as transfer credits and will therefore count toward the one-third (1/3) credit maximum permitted by the Transfer Credit Policy.

    In order to receive the doctorate as a second degree, doctoral students using credits earned in a previous IUP graduate degree program must meet the minimum doctoral degree credit requirement of 60 graduate credits earned beyond the bachelor’s degree, exclusive of dissertation credits and course overlap credits.