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

    Policy

    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.

    Rationale

    Existing policy in Graduate Bulletin.