Grad Policies: Transfer of Credit for the Ph.D. Degree

With the approval of your advisor and the Vice Chair, you may petition to transfer a certain number of units of coursework (see options below) completed at other schools toward the course requirements for the Ph.D. In most cases, no more than one course would be accepted for the major field. Units used to complete your bachelor's degree will not be accepted. A Transfer of Credit petition is required for each course you intend to transfer. See your Staff Graduate Advisor for details.

For students entering the EECS Ph.D. program in Fall 2009 or later, the maximum number of transferable units is 12 semester units or 18 quarter units.
For students entering the EECS Ph.D. program prior to Fall 2009, the maximum number of transferable units depends on the minimum number of units you are using to meet the department Ph.D. requirements.

  • For students meeting a total minimum of 24 units for the Ph.D. program, the maximum transferable number of units is 12 semester units or 18 quarter units.
  • For students meeting a total minimum of 32 units for the Ph.D. program, the maximum transferable number of units is 16 semester units or 24 quarter units.