Adding Degrees & Applying Credits
Our programs are flexible and leave considerable room for applying credits from other programs, switching programs, or earning multiple degrees in parallel. Review FAQ below or contact our front office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
I am a Master’s student and I just realized that the credits I earned fulfill the requirements for a graduate certificate - can I get both?
Yes, you are allowed to count the same credits towards the Master’s and a Graduate Certificate. The certificate can help you highlight your expertise in a particular topic area, while the M.S. degree shows the breadth of your knowledge. However, the process is not automatic - you need to officially add the Graduate Certificate to the programs you are pursuing. Please contact our front office as soon as possible to fill out a GO-19 form if you wish to add a certificate.
I am currently a graduate certificate student and considering getting a Master’s in ETM - do my credits count?
You can add the Master’s Program and pursue the MS and the certificate concurrently. This requires paperwork. Please contact our front office as soon as possible.
I took a few courses as a PSU Non-Degree Seeking student but I changed my mind and want a degree after all. Can this be done?
It is possible but depends on several factors. Please contact our front-office and your advisor to discuss your specific case.
This depends on a lot of factors, such as where and when you took the credits and if you used them for another degree. If you are pursuing a Ph.D., it may be possible, but if you are pursuing an MS, transfer courses cannot be more than 7 years old and cannot have been used to complete another program. Please contact our front office and your advisor.