UMMC Policy and Procedure Manual E-SPH-GEN-GEN-PO-00069
Subject: SOPH Transfer of Credit
Revised Date: 9/27/2021 Effective Date: 12/6/2016
Prepared By:
Jeanna D. Wilkes
Approved By:
Natalie W. Gaughf

Reviewed By:
Sydney R. Murphy

John D. Bower School of Population Health

DOCUMENT TYPE: Policy 

REVIEW PERIOD: 3 Years 

TITLE: Transfer of Credit 

PURPOSE: To establish policy for transfer of academic credit to the John D. Bower School of Population Health at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. 

POLICY: A Bower School of Population Health student may request a transfer of credit to the Bower School of Population Health office of the dean using the Transfer of Credit Approval Form, which will be evaluated by the program director and dean or dean’s designee. 

No more than fifteen (15) credit hours will be accepted for credit toward Bower School of Population Health degree requirements. Only credits from an accredited institution that have not been applied to a previously earned degree will be considered for transfer. Credits will only be accepted for grades of “B” or higher and will not be used to calculate the student’s University of Mississippi Medical Center GPA, but are counted toward the hours required for a given degree.  

Approved credits will be recorded, without changes in grades, as part of the student’s permanent academic record. Transfer courses are indicated on the student’s transcript by the designation “T”, to indicate credit has been given. 

Transfer of credit from institutions outside the U.S. requires assurance in the form of a course-by-course report from World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).   

SCOPE: All SOPH Students