Academic Requirements for Graduation
- Students must submit a completed graduate application for a degree to their graduate program according to the prescribed schedule in the Academic Calendar. No late applications will be accepted. Students must submit a new application for a degree if they have been unsuccessful with a graduation attempt. A non- refundable graduation fee is assessed each time a student applies for graduation.
- Each graduate program has specific requirements for a student to complete in order to be awarded a master’s degree. These may include qualifying examinations, a thesis, a capstone course, or other professional activity. These are usually completed during the final stages of the graduate program. Consult the requirement sections in the respective graduate program descriptions.
- Grades below “C” may not be presented for master’s degree graduation credit, nor shall graduation be approved for students with grade- point averages below 3.0. Students may not graduate with more than 6 semester credit hours of courses with a grade of “C” or below. This regulation does not apply when a grade of “C” has been superseded by successful completion (grade of “B” or better) of a particular course at a later date.
- A minimum of 30 graduate semester credit hours is required for the awarding of a master’s degree. The master’s degree program must be completed within six years of initial enrollment as a degree seeking graduate student. Some programs require degree completion within fewer years of initial enrollment.