Transfer of Credits/Sequence/Recommended Program of Study

Interprogram Transfer of Credits

Penn State Law: A maximum of twelve credits for HI ED course work may be transferred for credit toward the J.D. degree at Penn State Law School. Students must obtain a grade satisfactory to the Law School for the course work to be credited towards the J.D. degree. The following HI ED program may qualify for credit in the Law School: (1) HI ED 545 (Higher Education in the United States); (2) HI ED 552 (Administration in Higher Education); (3) HI ED 560 (Legal Issues in Higher Education); (4)HI ED 546 (College Teaching) and (5) HI ED 587 (Education Policy and Politics).

HI ED: What courses may be credited will be determined by the student’s degree program. Normally a maximum of twelve credits of Law School course work will be counted for credit for the minimum requirements for a master’s degree, subject to approval by the student’s advisory committee. Normally, a maximum of 30 credits from a master’s degree program will be counted for credit for the minimum requirements for a Ph.D. or D.Ed. degree.


The sequence of courses will be determined by the students and their advisers.

Recommended Program of Study and Advising

All students in the program will have two advisers, one from Penn State Law School and one from HI ED. Periodic interaction between the two advisers will be encouraged. A program of study will be developed for each student, taking into account the fact that some courses at both locations are offered on a rotating or intermittent basis. Many courses are offered every year but some are offered every two or three years. Advisers will have available a list of projected relevant courses or educational experiences in order to work with the student on an individualized program of study. The standard committee structure will apply to the HI ED programs.