Transfer Credit and Other Curriculum Requirements

Transfer of Credit

Students who have completed graduate-level courses at other accredited institutions may be allowed to transfer up to 15 hours of qualified courses to count toward the Computer and Information Sciences PhD curriculum requirements. To qualify for transfer course must

  • Be no more than 5 years old
  • Have a grade of A or B
  • Be a lecture course covering a specific topic (not thesis, dissertation, project, seminar, directed studies, or other non-lecture courses)
  • Approved by the student’s advisor and track coordinator
  • The transfer must be requested within 12 months of admission to the program

Course transfers are not complete until the online course transfer form has been entered by the CIS program coordinator, approved by the Graduate School, and posted on the student’s UA Little Rock transcript.

Other Curriculum Requirements

  • Student must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 over the program core, track core, and elective courses. Dissertation and seminar courses are given credit/no credit grades and are not used in the calculation of the GPA.
  • Student receiving a C grade will be warned that this level of performance is not acceptable. Students receiving  2 C’s, one D, or one F grade are subject to dismissal from the program.
  • No more than twelve (12) credit hours of 5000-level (graduate-undergraduate cross-listed) courses can be applied toward the CIS degree
  • No more than three (3) credit hours of independent study course can be applied toward the CIS degree
  • No more than six (6) credit hours of special topic courses can be applied toward the CIS degree

Note: This page is provided for informational purposes only, the most current UA Little Rock Graduate Catalog is the final authority.