Information for Transfer Students

Information for Students transferring to the Educational Statistics and Research Methods Ph.D. program from another doctoral program

Students considering transferring to the Educational Statistics and Research Methods doctoral program from another doctoral program (in which they are currently enrolled or have been recently enrolled) should consider the following information. Select the option that applies:

If the current doctoral program is OUTSIDE the university:

Doctoral courses completed at another institution can serve to meet prerequisites for the UA degree program, but the coursework does not "transfer" to the student's transcript and does NOT count toward the hours for completion of the degree.

For complete details on residency and applicability of courses for programs of study, please refer to the Graduate School Catalog(Need Link) for the academic year admitted to the program.

If the current doctoral program is INSIDE the university:

  1. Doctoral courses completed during enrollment in an alternative graduate program, that meet the program requirements for the new degree program, may be included in the program of study at the discretion of the doctoral advisory committee (except for any dissertation credit hours which may NOT be used).
  2. Completion of residency requirements in a previous degree program can NOT be used to meet the residency requirement after transfer to a new degree program.
    1. The student must complete a minimum of 9 semester hours (including dissertation credits, but excluding Division of Continuing Education courses) for two consecutive semesters which can include fall, spring, and a 12-week summer session.
    2. A student obtaining a 50% graduate assistantship meets residency requirements with the combination of the 50% assistantship and a minimum of 6 semester hours for two consecutive semesters.
    3. A student obtaining a 25% graduate assistantship must be enrolled in 9 semester hours, in addition to the assistantship, for each of two consecutive semesters.
    4. In the summer, a student with a concurrent assistantship of 25% or 50% may take 3 semester hours per any five- or six-week session.

For complete details on residency and applicability of courses for programs of study, please refer to the Graduate School Catalog(Need Link) for the academic year admitted to the program.