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Graduate School Minimum Degree Requirements

The Graduate School sets minimum standards that must be met by all graduate students in the university. Continuation in the Graduate School is at the discretion of the major program, the Graduate School, and the major professor. The table of Graduate School Minimum Degree Requirements and Satisfactory Progress includes the minimum credits required for each type of degree program.

The requirements of most programs exceed the Graduate School minimum criteria. These additional requirements, referred to as Minimum Degree Requirements and Satisfactory Progress, are described in each major program entry in this catalog. Students are responsible for obtaining specific degree requirements from the program. Many programs publish a graduate student handbook, which provides details about graduate study, admissions criteria, faculty interests, and the curriculum.