Transfer of Master’s Degree Credits

For admitted post-master’s PhD students only. Post-baccalaureate students are not required to review this information.

Post-master’s PhD students who completed their master’s degree at an institution other than Ohio State must complete a request to transfer a block of 30 credit hours into Ohio State prior to their first semester of enrollment. This transfer is required in order to meet the Graduate’s School’s minimum credit hour requirements in order to be eligible for a doctorate degree from Ohio State.

Students will initiate this transfer through Grad Forms. Step-by-step instructions can be found online. Students should plan on submitting this transfer request prior to the start of autumn semester classes.  The Graduate Program Manager will follow-up with students at the start of the autumn semester if this request has not been initiated by that time. Please contact Megan at if you have any questions about this process.