Formal Program (Program of Study)
The formal program (program of study) is a statement of the academic requirements that students must meet for the master’s/doctorate degree. The following University requirements apply to the program:
- It must be composed of a minimum of 30 units of 400-, 500- and 600-level work.
- None of the courses on the program may have been used for any other degree earned in the past.
- A maximum of 9 units of 400-level coursework may be used on a program of study. Check with the program for their specific policy on 400-level coursework, which could be fewer than 9 units.
- No more than 9 units in combination of transfer work, extension work or work completed prior to earning a baccalaureate degree can be used toward the degree.
- No more than 6 units of independent study may be included in the program and all independent study arrangements must have prior approval of the instructor and of the department chair.
- The program must terminate with a culminating experience which will consist of a Thesis, Graduate Project or Comprehensive Examination.
- Enrollment is required in the semester that the degree is awarded.