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ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.S. PH.D.
Overall GPA
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Overall GPA
Follow Graduate School policy
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Grades of BC or C may be counted toward program requirements if they are offset by equivalent AB or A grades in other courses. A 3.0 average must be maintained in the student's breadth area as well as focus area. With the exception of research credits, a maximum of 2 seminar credits graded S may be counted toward program requirements if approved by the student's faculty advisory committee. Courses that are audited or graded pass/fail or credit/no credit will not count toward program requirements. Contact the program office for more information.
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Grades of BC or C may be counted toward program requirements if they are offset by equivalent AB or A grades in other courses. A 3.0 average must be maintained in the student's breadth area as well as focus area. With the exception of research credits, a maximum of 2 seminar credits graded S may be counted toward program requirements if approved by the student's faculty advisory committee. Courses that are audited or graded pass/fail or credit/no credit will not count toward program requirements. Contact the program office for more information.
Probation Policy
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Probation Policy
Follow Graduate School policy
Specific Courses
No
Specific Courses
No
Specific Credits
Yes
A minimum of 30 credits including 6 credits in the natural science unit, 6 credits in the social science and/or humanities unit, 6 credits in the measurement and analysis unit, and 12 credits in the individual-program-focus unit including a graduate seminar (up to 6 research credits may be applied to this unit). Contact the program office for more information.
Specific Credits
Yes
A minimum of 35 credits including 9 credits in the natural science unit, 9 credits in the social science and/or humanities unit, 9 credits in the measurement and analysis unit, and 15 credits in the individual-program-focus unit plus two graduate seminars and a variable number of research credits. Up to 9 credits may be double counted between the individual-program-focus unit and one of the other units. Up to 24 credits from a previous master's degree completed elsewhere may be applied toward program requirements. Contact the program office for more information.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / No
Candidates must complete a final thesis defense which constitutes the final examination. Contact the program office for more information.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / No
A qualifying examination, preliminary examination, and final dissertation defense are required. Contact the program office for more information
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / No
Every candidate must complete a program certification and a thesis.
Other Assessments, Time Constraints
Yes, Yes
Every candidate must complete an initial course work proposal after one year, as well as a final course work proposal, which has no time constraint.
Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No
Minor Requirements
No
Advisor
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Advisor
Follow Graduate School policy
Review Policy
Yes
Program office
By the end of the third semester
Review Policy
Yes
Program office
By the end of the second semester