5: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Programs and Degrees Offered | Admission Information
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Requirements for Specific Graduate Degrees | Departments and Programs | Faculty

Master's Degree | Master's Degree in the Summer Session | Master of Fine Arts
Doctor of Philosophy | Table of Major Requirements

Table of Major Requirements

M.A., M.S.
Fee RequirementFull tuition and fees for at least two semesters or the equivalent.
Language RequirementRefer to departmental degree requirements.
Residency RequirementMust complete not less than 24 credits of graduate courses while regularly enrolled as a graduate student. No transfer or extension credits may be counted.
Time LimitationFive years from the initial registration.
Final ExaminationMust make a satisfactory standing in a final comprehensive examination, oral, written, or both.
M.F.A.
(Drama and English only)See drama and English departments for statement of requirements.
Ph.D.
Academic RequirementMust complete not less than 72 credits of courses while regularly enrolled as a graduate student, including at least 54 credits of courses other than non-topical research.
Language RequirementRefer to departmental degree requirements.
Residency RequirementTwo consecutive semesters in full-time residential study beyond the M.A.
Time LimitationSeven years from the time of Ph.D. enrollment.
Dissertation/Final ExaminationMust prepare dissertation and make a satisfactory standing in a final examination, oral, written, or both.
Deadline Dates For The Above Degrees
Degree applications are due:Not later than October 1 if the degree is to be conferred in January.
Not later than February 1 if the degree is to be conferred in May.
Not later than July 1 if the degree is to be conferred in August.
Theses/Dissertations are due:Not later than December 1 if the degree is to be conferred in January.
Not later than May 1 if the degree is to be conferred in May.
Not later than August 1 if the degree is to be conferred in August.
Title Pages are due:Not later than November 1 if the degree is to be conferred in January.
Not later than April 1 if the degree is to be conferred in May.
Not later than July 1 if the degree is to be conferred in August.
See departmental entry for any departmental degree requirements.


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