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GENDER AND WOMEN'S STUDIES 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.A.
Overall GPA
3.25
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Incomplete grades must be removed within the next two enrolled semesters. A grade of B or better must be attained in required courses.
Probation Policy
Yes
Students who fail to meet satisfactory progress criteria may be dropped from the program.
Specific Courses
Yes
GWS 900 Introduction to Graduate Women's Studies; GWS 880; feminist theory course.
Specific Credits
Yes
24 credits, 15 of which must be in gender and women's studies courses. Independent study credits are normally limited to thesis credits.
Examinations
Yes
Oral exam on thesis project, or comprehensive exam.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Thesis project or comprehensive exams. Students are expected to finish the program in two years.
Language Requirements
No
Advisor
Yes
Director of graduate studies will serve as advisor during the first year or until the student finds another advisor; by the third semester, students are expected to have chosen a thesis advisor or a comprehensive exam advisor.
Review Policy
Yes