Requirements for Master's Degrees and Certificates

Research Requirement

All students seeking a master's degree must have at least three credits for an approved research course.  Approved research courses are designated at the graduate program level.

Completion Time Limit

Course credits more than six years old at the time of application for graduation may not be counted for a degree.  Graduate students unable to maintain continuous enrollment may, on a case-by-case basis, be granted an extension.  For military members who have deployed and as a result are unable to continue classes, the time limit may be extended. The extension may not exceed the period of deployment, as indicated on orders.  For further clarification, contact the Office of Graduate Studies.

Application for Degree Conferral

A candidate for a degree must apply for the degree by submitting an “Application for Graduation”--either paper-based or online through WarriorWeb--to the Registrar's Office no later than the deadline for submission of the application for graduation, as specified in the university calendar.  Deadlines for submitting an application for graduation are strictly enforced.  A $50 graduation application processing fee is required at the time the application is submitted.  Students who miss the Late Application Deadline will be charged a $20 late fee and will be eligible for conferral only.  Students failing to meet degree requirements in the semester in which they have applied to graduate must reapply and re-pay the graduation application processing fee.