Doctoral Degree, Allowable Transfer Credits

Doctoral degrees are conferred on the basis of sustained study and high scholarly attainment in a specialized field. In no case will the degree be granted for less than three years of full-time graduate study or its equivalent. Individual program requirements vary, but eligibility for graduation typically requires either a minimum of 90 graduate credits beyond the bachelor’s degree or 60 graduate credits beyond a master’s degree. The last 30 credits must be completed while matriculated in the graduate program granting the degree, and performed under the direction and supervision of University of Cincinnati faculty.