Number of Credits Required for a Graduate Degree Policy

Custodian of Policy: Graduate Council

Relevant Minnesota State system Policy:

Effective Date: Spring 2019

Last Review: Spring 2019

Next Review: Spring 2026


A minimum of 30 credits is required for completion of a master’s or specialist degree at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM). In either Plan A or Plan B at least one-half of the credits (exclusive of thesis or Plan B project requirements) must be earned at the 600 level. A minimum of 72 credits is required for completion of an Ed.D. at MSUM. Specific program requirements are listed in the "Graduate Programs" section of the Graduate Bulletin.


Existing policy in Graduate Bulletin.