The Basis of Graduate Credit

A graduate credit is equivalent to one semester hour. The way in which a credit hour is awarded depends on the type of graduate experience. A three‑credit course will meet for 40 contact hours. Graduate laboratories meet 30‑45 hours per credit hour. Graduate clinical experiences including clinical immersion courses require 100‑120 hours per credit hour. Graduate courses may meet in traditional semester format or other block scheduling defined by the specific graduate program.