The term "residency" is used to describe the length of time a student should maintain continuous enrollment at their degree granting institution in order to qualify for the rights, privileges and representation of earning that institution’s degree.

The residency requirements for baccalaureate and associate degrees are:

  • Thirty (30) of the final thirty seven (37) semester hours must be completed at Mount St. Joseph University in order to fulfill the residency requirement for the baccalaureate degree.
  • Twenty one (21) of the final thirty (30) semester hours must be completed at Mount St. Joseph University in order to fulfill the residency requirement for the associate degree.
  • During the period of residency, students may enroll in a maximum of two courses through the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities (GCCCU) without interrupting residency.
  • Credit hours earned through prior learning assessment neither fulfill nor interrupt the residency requirement.

Residency for Certificate Programs:

Students pursuing a certificate have a university residency requirement equivalent to at least one-half of the total credit hours required to complete the program. Specific academic departments may have a more rigorous residency requirement.