Credit Transfers and Waivers
Transfer and Waiver of Credits
The following is information on the Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology's (GIPP's) policy on transfer of credit and waiver of required courses for applicants with a master's degree or higher:
For students coming from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral program in clinical, counseling, or school psychology, a maximum of 32 transfer credits and waiver of similar courses may be granted, as long as the student has received a grade of A- or higher.
For students with the M.A. degree in Clinical Practices from the University of Hartford, a maximum of 32 transfer credits and waiver of similar courses may be granted, as long as the student has received a grade of A- or higher.
For students with a non-University of Hartford Master's degree, credits may not be transferred. A waiver may be given only if the instructor of the equivalent course at GIPP deems the other course to be doctoral-level equivalent and the student has received a grade of A- or higher. Other elective courses must be taken in lieu of waived courses.
In addition, in all of the above circumstances, students must still have at least two years in residence at the Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology.
Courses waivable only if taken at the doctoral level:
- Advanced Psychopathology
- Dissertation Seminar
- Professional Seminar: Diversity
- Professional Seminar: Ethics
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Advanced Research Design in Clinical Psychology
Non-waivable/non-transferable courses (even if taken at the doctoral level):
- Case Conference Seminar I & II
- Practicum I, II, III & IV
- Professional Practice Seminar I & II
- Psychological Assessment III (even if taken at UofH in the Master's Program)
- 3 Elective Clinical Courses (all students must take a minimum of 3 elective clinical courses while in residence)
- Questions about these policies should be directed to Dr. John Mehm, Director of the GIPP, at (860) 768-5224.
Note: Waiver of required courses is NOT the same as transfer of credit and does NOT automatically lessen the number of credits students must take while enrolled in the Psy.D. Program. Where required courses have been waived, students may take advanced courses, electives, or independent studies in their stead, with the approval of their Advisor, to meet the 96 credit requirement. Some courses (e.g., Psychological Assessment III, Professional Practice and Case Conference Seminars) may not be waived. Also, waived courses may not be counted toward either the Psy.D. or the M.A. degree.