To qualify for a degree, a student must earn specified credits during the enrollment term stated below, pass the thesis submission qualification test, submit their thesis, and have it approved.
Students must have complete at least two years (four semesters) of enrollment for a master’s or doctoral program, and at least four years for a combined master’s & doctoral program. Students may be enrolled up to four years for a master’s program, six years for a doctoral program, and eight years for a combined master’s & doctoral program. No enrollment after those periods will be allowed.
Students must earn 24 credits or more for a master’s program, 36 credits or more for a doctoral program, and 60 credits or more for a combined master’s & doctoral program (including credits earned during the master’s program). Students must also score an overall GPA of 3.0 or above.
Thesis Submission Qualification Exam
Students must pass the major courses and foreign language tests to attain the qualification to submit their thesis.