Total Hours Requirement

The student must have earned the total number of semester credit hours specified for his or her degree program. The minimum is 30 hours; however, some programs require more hours.

Use of Clayton State Course Credit for Two Graduate Degrees/Certificates

Any graduate student wishing to receive a second or subsequent graduate degree from Clayton State University must complete a minimum of 24 additional credit hours for the second degree in residence at Clayton State University. Credit which has been used to satisfy the requirements of a previous graduate degree or graduate certificate cannot be applied toward the minimum residency hours needed for the second or subsequent graduate degrees or certificates. Students are required to satisfy all of the remaining credit hours requirements for the second degree. In degree or certificate programs requiring 30 or less total credit hours of coursework, a maximum of six (6) credit hours from a previously earned Clayton State graduate degree or graduate certificate can be used to satisfy the degree requirements of a second or subsequent graduate degree or graduate certificate. In degree or certificate programs requiring more than 31 total hours of coursework, a maximum of twelve (12) credit hours from a previously earned Clayton State graduate degree or graduate certificate can be used to satisfy the degree requirement of a second or subsequent graduate degree or certificate. A grade of B or higher must have been received in the course. The content of the course(s) from the previously earned graduate degree or graduate certificate must correspond to the curriculum requirements required or permitted in the second or subsequent degree or graduate certificate program. Degree credit will be considered only if it is no more than six years old at the time the student graduates from Clayton State in the second or subsequent graduate program.