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Research Degree Requirements

The Graduate School’s degree requirements are kept to a minimum in order to give the Special Committee and the student freedom to determine appropriate degree requirements and to define a program of study best suited to the student’s particular goals.

For the Ph.D., M.A., and M.S. degree programs there are three requirements imposed by the Graduate School:

  • registration units,
  • examinations, and the
  • dissertation or thesis.

The graduate fields may set additional requriements.  Please check with your field for more specific field-related information.

Except in certain professional degree programs, requirements for credits or courses are not imposed by the Graduate School.