Graduate Credit Courses
Most courses numbered 400 and above are designated graduate courses in the Department of Mathematics and carry graduate credit. Note that graduate students must register for the "M," as opposed to "S," sections, when available, to receive this credit (for instance, M403 instead of S403). The following 400-level courses, however, do not carry credit toward the M.A. or Ph.D. requirements; they do count toward M.A.T. requirements: T403-T404, M405, M415, M420, M436, M447-M448, and M481. M409 will not count toward distribution requirements for the M.A. or Ph.D.
Consult the Graduate School Bulletin for listings of graduate-credit courses in other departments. Several 300-level courses in Computer Science do carry graduate credit for graduate students outside that department.
Graduate students are expected to maintain a B=3.0 grade-point average (GPA) in graduate course work. In general, language courses and other courses irrelevant to graduate work (e.g., swimming, ballet,...) do not count toward determining the GPA. If a student's GPA does fall below 3.0, the Graduate School will put that student on academic probation, and give him or her one semester to bring the average up to 3.0.
Any course in which one makes a grade less than C = 2.0 will not count toward a degree, but will figure into the GPA.
Transfer of Course Credit from Other Universities
Credit for graduate courses may be transferred to Indiana University. You must have received at least a B in each course you wish to transfer. If the graduate course was taken while you were an undergraduate you must prove that it was not applied toward your undergraduate degree.
A maximum of 8 credit hours may be transferred for the M.A. or M.A.T. degree from a previous institution; up to 30 credit hours may be applied toward the Ph.D. degree.
For the M.A. degree each transfer course must be completed no more than 5 years prior to the awarding of the degree; for the Ph.D. degree, transfer courses must be completed no more than 7 years prior to the date of passing the departmental qualifying examinations.
To initiate a transfer of credit, consult the Director of Graduate Studies, who must support your request and submit it to the Graduate School for final approval. Transferred courses do not count toward any distribution requirements unless specifically authorized by the Director of Graduate Studies.