Credit Transfer Policies
Transferring Credits from Other Pratt School Departments into the MEM Program
Students may utilize up to three graduate courses taken as an MS or PhD student in the Pratt School of Engineering as technical electives in the MEM Program. Generally these courses should be taken concurrently with the MEM degree or within the previous four years. Thus, an MS or PhD student can receive the MEM degree by completing five additional courses, the internship requirement, the seminar series and other miscellaneous required activities in the MEM Program. The five courses the student must complete include the four required core courses and one additional technical elective. Approval from the MEM Program executive director is required.
Generally, the credits to be used for both degrees will only be seen on the MS/PhD transcript and will count only toward the student’s MS/PhD grade point average. If the student is leaving the MS or PhD program and will not earn the full degree, the credits will transfer with grades that will count toward the MEM grade point average.
Students in dual degree programs will receive both degrees simultaneously. Students will not be permitted to receive one degree in a different term than the other, even if coursework for one of the degrees has been completed.
Transferring Credits from The Fuqua School of Business into the MEM Program
If a student has completed the Fuqua MBA course requirements then he or she will be allowed to waive three of the courses in the MEM Program: Engineering Management 510 (Marketing), Engineering Management 530 (Finance in High-Tech Industries), and Engineering Management 540 (Management in High-Tech Industries). Thus, a student can receive the MEMP degree by completing five additional courses, the internship requirement, the seminar series and other miscellaneous required activities in the MEM Program. The five courses the student must complete include the required Engineering Management 520 (Intellectual Property, Business Law, and Entrepreneurship) core course and four technical electives.
Transferring Credits from Other Universities
Transfer of credits for courses from other universities is not allowed. A total of eight courses must be taken at Duke.
Program Transfer Policies
Transferring into Pratt’s Professional Masters Programs from The Graduate School (MS/Ph.D. to MEM)
Students may transfer into Professional Masters Programs offered by the Pratt School of Engineering from The Graduate School with the approval of The Graduate School, the original department and the new department.
Students may be able to transfer some Graduate School application documents to the Pratt School of Engineering. To request the release of these documents, please submit the Authorization and Consent to Release of Educational Record Form to The Graduate School. If original letters of recommendation are not available, the student may request Letters of Recommendation from his/her current department.
If a student is leaving the MS or PhD degree and will not earn the full degree, credits may transfer with grades that will count toward the Professional Masters Program grade point average.