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Residency Requirements

1. On-Campus Residence

A minimum of 15 semester hours of coursework under Plan A or 21 hours under Plan B must be earned while in residence on the Lexington campus of the University of Kentucky. UK off-campus or televised courses may be accepted for residence credit.

2. Transfer of Credits

With the approval of the faculty advisor, the director of graduate studies and the dean of The Graduate School, a student may transfer up to nine semester hours of credits earned prior to admission to the master’s program, provided that the grades earned were A or B. Such credits may be earned (1) as a student in another graduate program at the University of Kentucky; (2) as a post-baccalaureate graduate student at the University of Kentucky; or (3) as a graduate student at another accredited graduate school. In the event a student offers credits in more than one of these categories, the total to be credited toward the degree still may not exceed nine hours. In no case will independent work, research, thesis or dissertation credit completed as a part of degree requirements for one program be considered to satisfy requirements of a subsequent master’s program.

3. Correspondence Work

No graduate credit is given for courses taken by correspondence.

4. Residency Credit

An M.S. student in mining engineering who has completed the formal coursework and who is receiving a graduate assistantship through the department or university during a fall or spring semester, with his or her time principally devoted to the M.S. thesis, is required to register for MNG 748.