A total of 36 credit hours are required to complete the Master's Degree Program. A minimum of 30 credit hours must be earned in residence at Elizabeth City State University. No more than 6 credit hours may be transferred from other institutions. Courses numbered 500 or higher can be counted toward completion of the graduate degree. Graduate students who seek and obtain permission to take courses at other institutions for subsequent transfer to the degree program at Elizabeth City State University may obtain credit only with permission from the student's advisor, graduate coordinator, and the Dean of the School of Education and Psychology.