Graduate Programs

The Graduate School offers programs of study leading to both master's and doctoral degrees. Graduate education is the final stage in the development of intellectual independence. It is different from undergraduate education in that the student is encouraged to establish premises, to hypothesize and to defend both the procedure and the conclusions of independent investigation. Emphasis is placed upon the student's scholarly development through formal course work, seminars, research and independent investigation. 

Each student's program is planned with an advisory committee of graduate faculty members to provide the opportunity for gaining advanced knowledge in the particular field of study. It is the responsibility of ALL graduate students to know and understand their degree requirements. Students are responsible for the fulfillment of those requirements. 

Master’s Degree Programs
Master of Science and Master of Arts Degrees
Master’s Degree in Designated Field
Option B Master’s Degree
Transfer Credits 
Advisor and Advisory Committee
Plan of Work
Language Requirements
Minor
Co-Major
Comprehensive Examinations 
Thesis
Time Limit
Summary of Master’s Procedures

Doctoral Degree Programs
Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education Degrees
Residence Credits
Advisor and Advisory Committee
Plan of Work
Co-Major
Candidacy
Comprehensive Examinations
Dissertation
Time Limit
Summary of Doctoral Procedures