Transfer from Doctoral to Master’s Graduate Program

Form Type: Records and Registration
Form For: Current Students and Faculty and Staff


Students may apply to transfer from doctoral to master’s programs.

Further Information:

Transfers may be approved if they meet the following conditions:

  • Ideally, the transfer is initiated early in the student’s doctoral program.
  • The transfer should be justified on the grounds of its appropriateness for the student’s personal or professional goals. These should be discussed by the student and their advisor.
  • Transfer requires the full agreement of both student and graduate program.

Transfers between programs involving a change of discipline must be treated as new admissions.
Transfers from doctoral to master’s programs may have implications for student funding.