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    Graduate Advisor Highlights

    Degree

    Student Status

    Time Limit

    Time to Degree
    Master's
    Full-Time
    3 years
    Master's
    Part-time
    5 years
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Full and part-time
    9 years
    Doctor of Education
    Full and part-time
    7 years

    Students must be continuously enrolled through their graduating term to receive their degree.

    GPA Requirements

    • Students in all degree programs must earn at least 15 credits in the program for which they will receive a letter grade; credits must be earned after matriculation into the program
    • Grades of pass/fail/satisfactory/unsatisfactory/satisfactory progress/unsatisfactory and transfer of credits do not count toward this minimum
    • Students must hold a GPA of 3.00 or higher to graduate

    Transfer Credits

    • Must have a letter grade of B (3.00) or better to be eligible for transfer
    • Transfer credits cannot be over 7 years old at graduation (9 years for Doctor of Philosophy)
    • Number of credits
      • 9 credits may be transferred for Master's degree
      • 9 credits may be transferred for Doctor of Education
      • 24 credits may be transferred for Doctor of Philosophy
    • Credits by examination are included in these limits
    • Master's Programs requiring more than 30 credits may allow more transfer credit
    • Transfer Credit Policy and form available

    Degree Requirements

    • Master's 30 credits required (minimum 15 graded); which includes minimum of 6 and maximum of 15 research credits for thesis students
    • Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education 75 credits required; which includes minimum 30 course credits (minimum 15 graded) and minimum of 20 research credits
    • All Graduate students must pass a comprehensive exam - this can be written, oral or both, and the passing grade must be submitted in writing to the Graduate College
    • One 100/200 level undergraduate course for master's and two for doctorate may be applied towards the graduate degree, if approved prior to the semester the student takes the course. Forms for the approval are available here

    Thesis/Dissertation Requirements

    Degree
    Chairperson from another Dept/Program
    Defense Committee Total (minimum)
    Graduate Faculty Members (minimum)
    Defense Notice 3 weeks prior to defense
    Format check 3 weeks prior to defense
    Master's
    3
    3
    Doctoral
    4
    4

    Final Submission

    • Final submission of thesis/dissertation must occur within 6 weeks of defense.