Transfer of credits

Transfer Credits, Dual Credits, and Course Waivers

Transfer Credit, Dual Credit, and Course Waivers

Students seeking to transfer a course from another university, have a course credited to more than one Rutgers degree program, or waive a course requirement should read the following information carefully. 

Transfer Credit
A Master of Business and Science degree student can apply to transfer up to 12 credits for graduate courses completed at another university, with a grade of B or better, provided they replace equivalent courses in the MBS degree program, and credit for such courses was not used to earn a previous undergraduate degree. Acceptance for credit towards the MBS degree is subject to approval by the PSM Program Director and is not automatic. (Please note, we do not accept transfer from many international universities.)

Please complete the Graduate School-New Brunswick Transfer Credit Form and consult their general rules for transfer of credit, as well as the rules for transfer of credit for doctoral candidates for full details.

Students may request that courses they wish to transfer be evaluated by the MBS Program Director after they have registered for at least one course in our program by submitting the following to the PSM Program Administrative Assistant: 

  • A completed Transfer Credit Form with
  • A detailed syllabus and primary textbook information for each course to be evaluated.

It is not necessary to wait until 12 credits have been completed in our program before requesting a transfer credit evaluation. 


Dual Credit
A student who has completed MBS program courses at Rutgers while a candidate for a second Rutgers graduate degree or while a non-degree graduate student, may apply to count up to 12 credits for those graduate courses completed in the second degree program or as a non-degree student, with a grade B or higher, towards the MBS degree. Acceptance is subject to approval by the PSM Program Director and is not automatic and, in the case of courses completed while a non-degree student, only considered after the student has completed an additional 12 credits as an MBS degree candidate. 


The 12-Credit Limit

Completion of the MBS degree will require at least 18 additional credits beyond an overall limit of 12 credits, applied to courses completed at Rutgers in a second graduate degree program or as a non-degree graduate student or accepted for transfer credit from another university. 


Course Waivers

If a student has taken more than 12 credits worth of courses in another degree program prior to beginning the program, please contact a PSM Advisor for more information.