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.