All candidates for the master’s degree must complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of credit, all of which must be earned exclusively in graduate-level courses. Only credits for which students have earned a grade of “B-” or higher within a two-year period immediately prior to the effective term of admission are transferable from an accredited institution, including credits earned at Worcester State University. A maximum of 12 such graduate credits may be accepted. Acceptance of transfer credits is the responsibility of the full-time faculty in the relevant discipline in conjunction with the Graduate Education Council. In all instances, no more than 12 semester hours of credit may be earned at any institution other than Worcester State University.