Below is an overview of general Office of Graduate Education requirements for the master’s program — Plan C. Graduate programs may have additional requirements, contact the program for details.
|Total Credit Requirements||Neither a thesis nor a specified number of course credits is required. The student must demonstrate competence by examination and must meet the minimum residence requirement (two semesters of full-time work).Students must be registered in appropriate coursework during the term in which the degree is awarded.|
|Transferring from Plan A or B to Plan C||A student on academic probation may not transfer from Plan A or B to Plan C.|
|General Exam||A general exam is required. 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.|
|Program of Study||After the student passes the general exam, the graduate chair shall submit to the Office of Graduate Student Services a copy of the recommended program of study for the student based on the exam results.|
|Final Exam||A final exam is required to determine the student’s level of comprehension and achievement in the chosen discipline at the master’s level.|