Graduate Division

General Requirements for Doctoral Degrees  

Credit and Residence 

The doctoral degree may be conferred upon completion of at least 90 credit hours of advanced study (including the master’s degree). At least 30 credit hours beyond the master’s degree must be completed at Indiana University, with at least two consecutive semesters in residence. Up to 30 credit hours may be transferred from accredited institutions. Each course to be transferred must be equivalent to a course offered at Indiana University. Transfers are approved by the director of graduate studies and the department in which the equivalent course is offered. Departmental practices vary: an interview or examination may be required. Performance lessons, chamber music coaching, ensemble, and review courses may not be transferred.

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Students are ordinarily subject to the curricular requirements outlined in the Bulletin in effect at the start of their current degree. See below for links to previous Bulletins.