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Graduate Education Policies

The Graduate School's policies are formally approved guiding and governing principles that assist in the conduct of graduate education.

Academic policies are directly concerned with the pedagogical mission of the Graduate School, and are enacted by Graduate Council as the representative body of Graduate Faculty. Recent Actions of Graduate Council.

Administrative policies are enacted by the Graduate School. They set operational standards and behavior expectations, and communicate policy roles and responsibilities to ensure that all policies are operationalized, enacted, and enforced. Recent Actions of The Graduate School.

See The Structure and Organization of Graduate Education Policies for details.

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 GCAC - Graduate Council Academic Policies, Procedures, Forms, and Guidelines

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GCAC-100 Graduate Faculty

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GCAC-200 Programs and Curriculum

 

Policy

Procedures, Forms, and Guidelines

GCAC-201

Scholarly and Professional Goals for All Graduate Degree Students

 

GCAC-202

[Policy Renumbered]

 

GCAC-203

Graduate Course Designations

 

GCAC-204

Graduate Course Definitions - 500- vs. 800-Level Courses

 

GCAC-205

Concurrent Offering of Graduate and Non-Graduate Courses

Concurrent Offering of Graduate and Non-Graduate Courses - Procedure

GCAC-206

Graduate Program Proposal Requirements

Graduate Program Proposals - Procedure

Overview of the Graduate Council Curricular Review Process

Developing Graduate Program Proposals

Graduate Course Proposal Submission

Curriculum Review & Consultation System (CRCS)

Graduate Council Program, Option, or Minor Proposal Form

GCAC-207

Degree Program Options

 

GCAC-208

Dual-Title Graduate Degree Programs

 

GCAC-209

Concurrent Degrees

Concurrent Degrees - Procedure

Concurrent Graduate Degree Programs Plan of Study - Instructions and Fillable Form (PDF)|(DOC)

GCAC-210

Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate (IUG) Degree Programs

Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate Semester Report (PDF)|(DOC)

IUG/Joint Degree Career Swap Form (PDF)|(DOC)

Request for an Undergraduate Student to Take 500-Level Courses (PDF)|(DOC)

GCAC-211

Joint Degree Programs

IUG/Joint Degree Career Swap Form (PDF)|(DOC)

Joint Medical/Master's Semester Report (PDF)|(DOC)

Joint Medical/Ph.D. Semester Report (PDF)|(DOC)

GCAC-212

Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs

Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs - Procedure

Curriculum Review & Consultation System (CRCS)

GCAC-213

Residency and Related Policies for Off-Campus Degree Programs

Checklist for Off-site/Online Program 3-Year Follow-up Reports

Expedited Review Process for Limited Off-Campus Course Offerings - Procedure

Expedited Review Process for Limited Off-Campus Course Offerings - Form (PDF)

Fulfilling the Essential Elements of Residency in Off-Campus Graduate Degree Programs

GCAC-214

Collaborative Graduate Education Programs with Institutions Outside of the United States

Guidelines for Collaborative International-Concurrent Graduate Degree Programs (CI-CGDP)

Guidelines for Collaborative International-Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate Degree Programs (CI-IUGDP)

GCAC-215

Common Course Numbers

 
GCAC-216

[Policy Renumbered]

 
GCAC-217

Degree Titles

 
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GCAC-300 Admissions

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GCAC-400 Assessment

 

Policy

Procedures, Forms, and Guidelines

GCAC-401

Grading System

 

GCAC-402

[Policy Renumbered]

 
GCAC-403

Corrected Grades

 
GCAC-404

Satisfactory Scholarship

 
GCAC-405

Credit by Examination

 
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GCAC-500 Registration and Graduation

 

Policy

Procedures, Forms, and Guidelines

GCAC-501

Credit Load

 

GCAC-502

[Policy Renumbered]

 

GCAC-503

[Policy Renumbered]

 

GCAC-504

Visiting or Auditing a Course

 

GCAC-505

[Policy Renumbered]

 

GCAC-506

[Policy Renumbered]

 

GCAC-507

Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Courses

Request for an Undergraduate Student to Take 500-or 800-Level Courses (PDF)|(DOC)

GCAC-508

Change of Degree or Program

 
GCAC-509

[Policy Renumbered]

 
GCAC-510

University Employee Credit Status

 
GCAC-511

[Policy Renumbered]

 
GCAC-512

[Policy Renumbered]

 
GCAC-513

Registration

 
GCAC-514

Continuity of Registration and Resume Study

 
GCAC-515

Registration Requirements When Course Work Has Been Completed

 
GCAC-516

Registration for Work Done Away from Campus

 
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GCAC-600 Research Degree Requirements

Research Doctoral (Ph.D.) Degree Requirements

 

Policies

Procedures, Forms, and Guidelines

GCAC-601

Residency Requirement - Research Doctorate

 

GCAC-602

Doctoral Dissertation Committee Formation, Composition, and Review - Research Doctorate

Doctoral Dissertation Committee Formation, Composition, and Review - Research Doctorate - Procedure

Committee Appointment/Signature Form (PDF)|(DOC)

GCAC-603

Doctoral Dissertation Committee Responsibilities - Research Doctorate

 

GCAC-604

Qualifying Examination - Research Doctorate

Report on Doctoral Qualifying Examination (PDF)|(DOC)

GCAC-605

English Competence - Research Doctorate

 

GCAC-606

Comprehensive Examination - Research Doctorate

Examination Request Form (PDF)|(DOC)

GCAC-607

Dissertation - Research Doctorate

Dissertation - Research Doctorate - Procedure

GCAC-608

Final Oral Examination - Research Doctorate

Examination Request Form (PDF)|(DOC)

Doctor of Philosophy Graduation Check Sheet (PDF)|(DOC)

GCAC-609

[Policy Renumbered]

 

GCAC-610

Time Limitation - Research Doctorate  
GCAC-611

Minor - Research Doctorate

Graduate Council-Approved Stand-Alone Graduate Minors

Request to Add Graduate Minor (PDF)|(DOC)

Research Master’s (M.A., M.S.) Degree Requirements

 

Policies

Procedures, Forms, and Guidelines

GCAC-630

Admission - Research Master's

 

GCAC-631

Degree Requirements - Research Master's

 

GCAC-632

Time Limitation - Research Master's  

GCAC-641

Minor - Research Master's

Graduate Council-Approved Stand-Alone Graduate Minors

Request to Add Graduate Minor (PDF)|(DOC)

GCAC-642

Culminating Experience - Research Master's  
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GCAC-700 Professional Degree Requirements

Professional Doctoral Degree Requirements

 

Policies

Procedures, Forms, and Guidelines

GCAC-700-A

Residency Requirement - Professional Doctoral Degrees

 

GCAC-700-B

Culminating Experience Committee Composition - Professional Doctoral Degrees

Committee Appointment/Signature Form (PDF)|(DOC)

GCAC-700-C

Culminating Experience Committee Responsibilities - Professional Doctoral Degrees

 

GCAC-700-D

Qualifying Examination - Professional Doctoral Degrees

Report on Doctoral Qualifying Examination (PDF)|(DOC)

GCAC-700-E

English Competence - Professional Doctoral Degrees

 

GCAC-700-F

Comprehensive Examination - Professional Doctoral Degrees

Examination Request Form (PDF)|(DOC)

GCAC-700-G

Culminating Project / Final Performance - Professional Doctoral Degrees

Examination Request Form (PDF)|(DOC)

GCAC-700-H

Time Limitation - Professional Doctoral Degrees  

GCAC-700-I

Minor - Professional Doctoral Degrees

Graduate Council-Approved Stand-Alone Graduate Minors

Request to Add Graduate Minor (PDF)|(DOC)

GCAC-700-J

Doctor of Education (D.Ed.) Degree Requirements Doctor of Education Graduation Check Sheet (PDF)|(DOC)

GCAC-700-K

Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) Degree Requirements  

GCAC-700-L

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) Degree Requirements  

GCAC-700-M

Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) Degree Requirements  

 

Professional Master’s Degree Requirements

 

Policies

Procedures, Forms, and Guidelines

GCAC-700-AA

Degree Requirements - Professional Master's Degrees

 

GCAC-700-BB

Time Limitation - Professional Master's Degrees

 

GCAC-700-CC

Master's Minor - Professional Master's Degrees

Graduate Council-Approved Stand-Alone Graduate Minors

Request to Add Graduate Minor (PDF)|(DOC)

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GCAC-800 Student Conduct and Performance

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GCAC-900 Other Graduate Education Policies

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GSAD - Graduate School Administrative Policies, Procedures, Forms, Guidelines

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GSAD-200 Programs and Curriculum

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GSAD-300 Admissions

 

Policy

Procedures, Forms, and Guidelines

GSAD-301

Course Abbreviations Used for Transfer Credit

 
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GSAD-500 Registration and Graduation

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GSAD-900 Other Graduate Education Policies

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