Graduate Catalog

Doctoral Credit for Qualified Master’s Level Students

Master’s level students in the final semester of their program with a 3.5 GPA or higher in their program may be authorized to enroll in six doctoral credits while completing master’s level requirements. Such course work will require the written approval of the dean. This approval does not presume automatic admission into a doctoral program. These credits may be applied towards fulfillment of master’s degree requirements if they satisfy a specific requirement. However, these credits cannot be used towards both master’s and doctoral degree requirements.

Master’s level students who wish to enroll in doctoral courses must follow the steps below:

  1. Have a faculty advisor certify to the dean that all master’s level requirements will be met;
  2. Have the dean file a letter with the Registrar prior to registration stating that the student will meet all requirements for a master’s degree; and
  3. Student must complete a Non-Degree Seeking Admissions Application prior to registering for doctoral courses if doctoral courses are not counted towards the Master’s degree.

With the exception of the School of Law, honors are not awarded at the graduate level.

Graduating students with outstanding financial obligations of $1,000 or greater will not receive a cap and gown and will not be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony.