Credits Required

All master’s degrees require a minimum of 30 credit hours, with some programs requiring more.

The total credit hours required for a doctoral degree varies with the degree program. At least 60 percent of the doctoral credit hours, beyond the master’s degree, must be 800 level and above. However, in doctoral programs that require only a bachelor’s degree for admission, students must complete 60 percent of total hours at the 700 level or above, and the majority of total hours (50 percent plus one hour) must be 800 level or above.

Transfer hours cannot be used to satisfy the course level requirements stated above unless transfer hours are of the appropriate level, and from Kansas Board of Regents institutions. Workshop hours may not be used to satisfy the course level requirements.

Specific program requirements are listed in the individual program’s section of the Graduate Catalog. Transfer credit policies are outlined under the heading “Transfer of Credit from Another University.”