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Graduation, Master's Students

Section 6.5 of the Graduate School Handbook

It is the dual responsibility of the Graduate Studies Committee and the Dean of the Graduate School to review the student’s record and ensure that all degree requirements are completed at the end of the expected semester or summer term of graduation.

Requirements. In addition to the master’s degree requirements described in this section, the student:

  1. must have earned a cumulative point-hour ratio of at least 3.0 for all graduate credit hours taken at this university
  2. must have fulfilled all additional requirements published by the Graduate Studies Committee
  3. must have final grades for all courses received in the University Registrar’s Office by the published deadline
  4. must have fulfilled all other requirements by the deadlines established by the Graduate School

Application to Graduate. A student must submit an Application to Graduate no later than the third Friday of the semester (or third Friday of summer term) in which graduation is expected. The application is valid for that semester or summer term only.

Submitting this application indicates that the student is expected to complete all degree requirements that semester or summer term. The form must be submitted by the student and approved by the advisor and the Graduate Studies Committee chair. The degree plan the student is pursuing and the proposed master’s examination committee members must be listed on the application.

End of Semester or Summer Term. A student who does not meet published graduation deadlines but who does complete all degree requirements by the last business day prior to the first day of classes for the following semester or summer term may graduate the following semester or summer term without registering or paying fees.