Master's Plan B

Below is an overview of general Office of Graduate Education requirements for the master’s program — Plan B. Graduate programs may have additional requirements, contact the program for details.

Total Credit RequirementsA minimum of 30 credits is required.

Credits taken under the Credit/No-Credit option (except 699) while under Plan C are not applicable toward degree requirements for Plan B. Except as noted, courses taken under the Credit/No-Credit option will not be applied toward the requirements for the master's degree.

Credits for Courses numbered 600 or above (excluding 699 and Thesis 700)A minimum of 18 credits is required.
Credits for 699A maximum of nine credits in directed reading/research (699) may be applied toward degree requirements.
Graduate SeminarA minimum of one graduate seminar in the student’s graduate program or in a related program is required.
Course ApplicabilitySee Credit Policies > Course Applicability.
Required GDGPA and GradesSee Grades & Regulations.
General ExamAt the discretion of the graduate program, a general exam may be required. If required, all students in Plan B shall take the exam. After the student passes the exam, a program committee is nominated and appointed. Chaired by the student’s program adviser, the committee will guide the student through the rest of the recommended program of study.
Culminating ExperienceA culminating experience is required. The graduate program will determine the nature of the experience. It may be an examination, a special course, a seminar presentation, a paper, a performance, or some other capstone experience. When a paper or project is required, it is typically offered as part of a 695 course.
Final ExamAt the discretion of the graduate program, a final exam may be required. If required, all students in the Plan B shall take the exam.