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Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines

Upon admission each student will be assigned an advisor. Students must make an appointment for advising the first semester they are admitted and must meet with their advisor annually thereafter.  All students preparing for graduation must meet with their advisor one semester before their anticipated graduation semester and two weeks prior to the date graduation applications are due.  They must also meet with their advisor  within the first week of the anticipated semester of graduation.

Upon admission and as appropriate thereafter, any deficiencies will be identified and the student will be required to complete appropriate pre-requisites before registering for courses with requirements.

Students are required to use the plan of study that will be initialed by both the student and advisor. This document will allow both the student and advisor to keep track of courses previously taken prior to the semester of registration.

Students may transfer a maximum of 12 hours into the Program of Study if approved by the Department and the Graduate School. Any transfer of credit must be not less than a "B" and earned from a regionally accredited graduate school. The student on the required form must submit any requests for transfer with an official transcript attached.

The Department allows a limited number of course substitutions. The Department and the Graduate School must approve substitutions. The student is required to submit the request on a substitution form. Any substitution request must clearly demonstrate the comparability of the class to be substituted.

Students enrolled in the program may select to complete a capstone project.

Any student appealing a grade must follow the Department's Student Grievance Procedure for Appeals of Department Decisions.