A maximum of six credits of graduate coursework may be transferred to the MI program under the following two options:
- Credits may be transferred from a graduate program of library and information science accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) if the work was completed with a grade of B or better within three years prior to admission to the Rutgers MI program. Credits will not be transferred until the successful completion of one semester of study. Verbal approvals will be granted for course transfers that align to specific courses in the MI curriculum.
- Credits may be transferred from masters-level courses earned at Rutgers University or master’s level courses earned from a Master’s program from an accredited institution with a grade of B or better within three years prior to admission to the Rutgers MI program. Requests should be submitted after the completion of 12 credits. Practicums and Independent studies cannot be transferred.
- All requests subject to approval and specific requirements of program pathways.
- Current students wanting to take master's courses outside the program must have the approval of the director of the program. Please provide a copy of the course syllabus, a brief statement with respect to how the class aligns with your academic/professional goals, and approval from your academic adviser or concentration coordinator prior to registering for the class. The student is responsible for reaching out to an external program/faculty to obtain permission to take the class.
- Any course completed outside the MI program without explicit advance approval of the program/department will not be applied toward the MI degree and will not be computed in the MI grade point average.
To determine if transfer credits are possible, students with potential transfer credits must:
- Submit a cover letter identifying these credits and include an explanation of why these courses are relevant to the MI degree and their professional goals to the program director.
- Submit course descriptions and syllabi pertaining to these courses to the program director.
- Submit official transcripts from the transferring institution to the SC&I Office of Student Services. Copies of the transcripts will be sent to the Graduate Registrar with the accompanying transfer credit request if approved by the program.
Courses for transfer credit will be evaluated by the program director in consultation with the Admissions Committee and/or concentration coordinators/faculty. After being admitted to the program, students should submit transfer credit requests based on schedules set forth in the policy to the MI Program Director and the Office of Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Office of Student Services will notify students of the outcome within four weeks of the requested date.