Transfer into a Doctoral Degree

Doctorate programs that accept transfer credits

Earning your applied doctorate at Franklin takes about three years -- including your dissertation. Finish even faster (and save money) when you transfer up to 24 previously earned credit hours. Nearly half of our doctoral students take advantage of our generous transfer credit policy -- and our transfer-friendly process makes it seamless to get credit for what you already know.

Transfer-Friendly Doctorate

Transfer up to 40% of the credits required for your doctoral degree.

Finish Faster

Transfer up to 24 hours of previously earned credit.

1:1 Transfer Support

We’ll work with you to make sure you maximize all possible transfer credits

Learning Communities

Stay motivated, increase your learning and expand your network.

3-Year Completion

Finish your doctorate faster -- including one year for your dissertation.

Save Time & Money

Finish your doctorate faster when you transfer up to 24 of prior-learning credit for previous doctoral work.

Types of Credits That Transfer Toward Your Doctorate

Find out what qualifies for transfer credit toward Franklin’s doctoral degree programs. Hint: It’s more than you’ll get at many other universities.

Previous Doctoral Credit

We’ll help you maximize the number of credits you can transfer from your previous doctoral program, so that you keep the credit you’ve earned and successfully finish your doctoral degree. 

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Master's-Level Credits

Assuming that you earned more than 32 credits, you can use previously earned master’s level credits to satisfy elective requirements for your doctorate. Master’s-level credits eligible for elective credit must come from business, healthcare, instructional design or education. 

Superintendent License

Leverage your superintendent license to fulfill up to 15 of the required credits for the Ed.D. with a focus in PK-12 Educational Leadership.


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