The MPA program may accept up to 20 graduate credit hours earned at accredited institutions as follows:
- From other accredited institutions: For courses to be considered for transfer, credit must have been earned within the past 10 years with a grade of “B” or better. Credit is accepted as elective credit only. Students wishing to transfer credits earned for course work completed prior to their MPA enrollment should notify the MPA Director before the first quarter of graduate studies at Evergreen. Students must submit, to the MPA Director, paper copies of transcripts and syllabi from courses for which transfer credit is requested. Transfer credit will be granted based on a number of factors, including the correspondence between courses completed elsewhere and MPA coursework offered at Evergreen. Students wishing to transfer credit earned elsewhere while enrolled in the MPA program should consult with the MPA Director before enrolling in such courses. The MPA Director awards transfer credit, following review of appropriate materials, including transcripts and course syllabi.
- From Evergreen, prior to admission: Of the 20 credit maximum, up to 12 graduate elective credits may be earned at Evergreen prior to beginning graduate coursework as an admitted MPA student, as a non-admitted “graduate special student”.
Official transcripts must be submitted to the Admissions Office before any transfer credit can be awarded.
Credit will not be granted for life and/or work experience, nor for graduate credit earned through extension, correspondence work, or continuing education.