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Ph.D. Transfer Credits

Course credit previously earned in a Master’s degree at a regionally accredited U.S. institution or non-U.S. institution approved by the International Admissions Office may apply towards the Ph.D. in Biomolecular Sciences degree with the following restrictions (see Graduate College Policy for Transfer Credit Rules):

  • Grade of B or better must be earned
  • Cannot represent effort for a graduate culminating activity or experiential learning, or courses based only on attendance
  • Cannot be continuing education units
  • Limited to no more than one third of the total credit requirement, i.e., 22 credits

These credits must also be approved by the student’s Major Professor and the Director of the Biomolecular Sciences Graduate Program before filling out the Graduate College’s “Request for Approval of Transfer Credits” form. On the Graduate College’s Graduate Forms & Guidelines page, the “Application for Admission to Candidacy” form formalizes the transfer credit to be applied to your degree, while a “Request for Adjustment of Academic Requirements” form is required to substitute a core course (i.e., courses other than approved electives) with a transfer course.

Review the Ph.D. Student Handbook for additional information about transfer credits, including the maximum allowable number of transfer credits, and the minimum number of credits that must be completed at Boise State.

Previous Boise State Classes

Graduate courses taken at Boise State for a previous degree can be used to meet the Ph.D. in Biomolecular Sciences degree requirements. Graduate courses from Boise State being used to meet the Ph.D. degree requirements do not need to be submitted for approval through the Graduate College. Students should meet with their Major Advisor and Program Director to determine which degree requirements have already been met.

All official course descriptions/degree requirements/admission standards/program learning outcomes/etc. are published on the Graduate Catalog site