Graduation Requirements

Although each Master's degree program has specific academic requirements, several requirements are common to all degree programs.

The general academic requirements for the Master's degree are:

  1. Admission to regular degree standing in a specific Master's degree program must be granted.
  2. A minimum of 30 semester hours in a prescribed curriculum must be completed with an overall grade point average of at least 3.0.
  3. All coursework applicable towards the degree must be completed within six years of the date of graduation.
  4. Transfer credits must be approved by the student’s graduate program upon enrollment or before the course is taken.
  5. A comprehensive examination, portfolio, capstone project, or thesis must be successfully completed. Requirements may differ according to program of study.
  6. Applications for graduation must be submitted at least one semester prior to the anticipated semester of graduation.