Degree Level (Plan)
A student may change their degree level, for example, if students with a master’s degree plan have completed their master’s degree and want to continue in the same program for the doctoral degree. To change degree level, see Applying to Add/Change Program, Plan, or Named Option.
Named Option (Sub-Major)
A named option is a formally documented sub-major within an academic major program. Named options appear on the transcript with degree conferral. The Graduate Faculty Executive Committee approves official named options. Many programs may also have unofficial specializations, concentrations, or tracks; unlike named options these do not appear on the transcript. Find more information on named options. To report a change in degree named option, see Applying to Add/Change Program, Plan, or Named Option.
For questions, please contact the Graduate School Degree Coordinator.