The department does not wish to slow students' progress by requiring duplication of previous graduate work. University regulations permit transfer of a maximum of 9 semester credits from other accredited institutions toward the master's degree. Graduate work may be transferred toward the doctoral degree. Credit transfer is evaluated by the student's guidance committee and is subject to the approval of the department chairperson and dean of the college. Graduate work used in fulfillment of requirements for a master's degree cannot be used toward the doctoral degree. Within these limitations graduate student credit earned elsewhere can either be transferred for credit or used to waive program requirements.