A maximum of 9 units may be transferred from other institutions All requirements for the M.A. must be completed with a 3.0 minimum GPA; no course work below a “B-” grade will be applied toward the degree. Students must complete the M.A. within five years of admission to Master’s Degree Candidacy. A maximum two-year extension may be sought through petition. Courses completed prior to admission to the program may be accepted at the discretion of the Department of Education and Child Development. Guidelines and stipulations regarding admission to the program are available in the department offices. Variation or amendment of the guidelines can only be obtained by petitioning the Department of Education and Child Development.