Credit Requirements and Academic Standards

Credit Requirements for Post-bachelor’s PhD

A total of 64 graduate-level credits, 32 of which must meet the MS degree requirements.
A successfully defended PhD prospectus may be used to satisfy the MS thesis/project requirement.

Credit Requirements for Post-master’s PhD

A total of 32 graduate-level credits.

Academic Standards

In structured courses, only grades of B- or higher are accepted for fulfilling PhD credit requirements. In non-structured (P/F) courses, the P grade is acceptable for fulfilling PhD requirements.
PhD students who receive grades of C+ or lower in 3 courses will be withdrawn from the program.