A minimum of thirty (30) graduate hours (5000 level and up) is required for a master’s degree, at least sixteen (16) hours of which must be at the 6000 level.

At least twenty (20) hours must be in formal, regularly scheduled course work (i.e. not directed research, independent study, internships, etc.), at least ten (10) of which must be at the 6000 level.

Undergraduate courses may not be used to satisfy the minimum thirty (30) hours in master’s course requirements but may be taken to meet specific prerequisites.  All graduate and undergraduate courses taken as a graduate student count in the overall GPA, whether or not they count toward the minimum hours for the degree.

Graduate students may not enroll for more than eighteen (18) hours in any semester without written permission from the College Dean.