Degree Requirements

To be eligible to be awarded the degree, the student must successfully complete all degree requirements including the minimum number of credit hours required for the degree, successfully pass the comprehensive or terminal examination (if required), successfully defend the thesis (if required), have an approved program study on file (DegreeWorks) in the College of Graduate Studies and must have applied for graduation by the graduation application deadline and have satisfied all non-academic requirements to be cleared for graduation by the Office of the Registrar.

To be awarded a master’s degree, the student:

  1. must not be on academic probation;
  2. must have a cumulative graduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher;
  3. must have an approved program of study on file (DegreeWorks) in the College of Graduate Studies;
  4. must meet all the requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and the student’s academic program area;
  5. have no grades of “I” or “IP” on the graduate transcript; and
  6. if enrolled in a program that requires a thesis, satisfy the Thesis/Dissertation Enrollment Requirements.