Transfer from Doctoral to Master’s Graduate Program

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


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

Further Information:

Transfers may be approved if they meet the following conditions:

  • Completion of fewer than three years of the 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 the 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.

Please see our Graduate Policy and Procedure Manual for information on transfers from doctoral to master’s degree programs.


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