The residency requirement refers to the number of courses and credits students must take at Johnson & Wales University to be eligible to receive a degree and diploma, whether the student is transferring in credits or pursuing an additional degree. Standardized testing credits are not considered when determining residency requirements.
Graduate Residency RequirementThe residency requirement for all students pursuing a master’s degree is a minimum of 45 quarter credit hours. Due to the overlap in core curriculum, students who complete an MBA at the university are not eligible to complete a second MBA at Johnson & Wales University. However, any student who received a master’s degree from Johnson & Wales University may apply for admittance to a MS, MEd or MAT program at the university through Graduate Admissions. Up to two courses from the first master’s degree may be transferred into the second degree, if applicable. Students must meet the entrance requirements for the prospective program to gain admittance, and be in good academic and financial standing.
Refer to the Providence Student Handbook for the full residency requirement policy, which includes information regarding the pursuit of additional degrees.