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Graduate Education Policies

Graduate education 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 Policies

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GCAC-200 Programs and Curriculum Policies

 

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

PROCEDURE: Concurrent Offering of Graduate and Non-Graduate Courses

GCAC-206

Graduate Curricular Proposal Requirements

FORM: Graduate Council Program, Option, or Minor Proposal Form

PROCEDURE: Graduate Curricular Proposal Requirements

REFERENCE: Overview of the Graduate Council Curricular Review Process

REFERENCE: Developing Graduate Program Proposals

REFERENCE: Graduate Course Proposal Submission

REFERENCE: Curriculum Review & Consultation System (CRCS)

GCAC-207

Degree Program Options

 

GCAC-208

Dual-Title Graduate Degree Programs

 

GCAC-209

Concurrent Degrees

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

PROCEDURE: Concurrent Degrees

GCAC-210

Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate (IUG) Degree Programs

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

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

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

GCAC-211

Joint Degree Programs

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

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

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

GCAC-212

Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs

PROCEDURE: Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs

REFERENCE: Curriculum Review & Consultation System (CRCS)

GCAC-213

Residency and Related Policies for Off-Campus Degree Programs

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

PROCEDURE: Expedited Review Process for Limited Off-Campus Course Offerings

PROCEDURE: 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:Collaborative International-Concurrent Graduate Degree Programs (CI-CGDP)

GUIDELINES: 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 Policies

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GCAC-400 Assessment Policies

 

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 Policies

 

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

FORM: 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 Policies

Research Degree Policies - Doctoral (Ph.D.)

 

Policies

Procedures, Forms, and Guidelines

GCAC-601

Residency Requirement - Research Doctorate

FAQS: Residency Requirement - Research Doctorate - FAQs

GCAC-602

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

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

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

GCAC-603

Doctoral Dissertation Committee Responsibilities - Research Doctorate

FAQS: Ph.D. Committee Responsibilities - Research Doctorate

FORM: Annual Assessment of Ph.D. Student Progress - SAMPLE (PDF)

PROCEDURE: Ph.D. Committee Responsibilities - Research Doctorate - Procedure

GCAC-604

Qualifying Examination - Research Doctorate

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

GCAC-605

English Competence - Research Doctorate

FAQS: English Competence - Research Doctorate

GCAC-606

Comprehensive Examination - Research Doctorate

FORM: Examination Request Form (PDF)|(DOC)

GCAC-607

Dissertation - Research Doctorate

PROCEDURE: Dissertation - Research Doctorate

GCAC-608

Final Oral Examination - Research Doctorate

FORM: Examination Request Form (PDF)|(DOC)

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

GCAC-609

[Policy Renumbered]

 

GCAC-610

Time Limitation - Research Doctorate  
GCAC-611

Minor - Research Doctorate

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

REFERENCE: List of Graduate Council-Approved Stand-Alone Graduate Minors

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

 

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

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

REFERENCE: List of Graduate Council-Approved Stand-Alone Graduate Minors

GCAC-642

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

Professional Degree Policies - Doctoral

 

Policies

Procedures, Forms, and Guidelines

GCAC-700-A

Residency Requirement - Professional Doctoral Degrees

 

GCAC-700-B

Culminating Experience Committee Composition - Professional Doctoral Degrees

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

GCAC-700-C

Culminating Experience Committee Responsibilities - Professional Doctoral Degrees

 

GCAC-700-D

Qualifying Examination - Professional Doctoral Degrees

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

GCAC-700-E

English Competence - Professional Doctoral Degrees

 

GCAC-700-F

Comprehensive Examination - Professional Doctoral Degrees

FORM: Examination Request Form (PDF)|(DOC)

GCAC-700-G

Culminating Project / Final Performance - Professional Doctoral Degrees

FORM: Examination Request Form (PDF)|(DOC)

GCAC-700-H

Time Limitation - Professional Doctoral Degrees  

GCAC-700-I

Minor - Professional Doctoral Degrees

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

REFERENCE: List of Graduate Council-Approved Stand-Alone Graduate Minors

GCAC-700-J

Doctor of Education (D.Ed.) Degree Requirements FORM: 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 Degree Policies - Master's

 

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

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

REFERENCE: List of Graduate Council-Approved Stand-Alone Graduate Minors

GCAC-700-DD

Master of Accounting (M.Acc.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-EE

Master of Applied Statistics (M.A.S.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-FF

Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-GG

Master of Biotechnology (M.BIOT.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-HH

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-II

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-JJ

Master of Engineering Management (M.E.M.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-KK

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-LL

Master of Environmental Pollution Control (M.E.P.C.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-MM

Master of Finance (M.Fin.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-NN

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-OO

Master of Geographic Information Systems (M.G.I.S.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-PP

Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-QQ

Master of International Affairs (M.I.A.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-RR

Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-SS

Master of Leadership Development (M.L.D.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-TT

Master of Manufacturing Management (M.M.M.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-UU

Master of Music (M.Mus.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-VV

Master of Music Education (M.M.E.) Degree Requirements  

GCAC-700-WW

Master of Professional Accounting (M.P.Acc.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-XX

Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-YY

Master of Project Management (M.P.M.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-ZZ

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-AAA

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-BBB

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Degree Requirements

 

GCAC-700-CCC

Master of Software Engineering (M.S.E.) Degree Requirements

 
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GCAC-800 Student Conduct and Performance Policies

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GCAC-900 Other Graduate Education Policies

  Policies Procedures, Forms, and Guidelines

GCAC-901

[Policy Renumbered]

 

GCAC-902

Student Instructional Assistants in Graduate Courses

FORM: Graduate Student Instructional Assistant (GSIA) Conflict of Interest (COI) Disclosure Form

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

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GSAD-200 Programs and Curriculum Policies

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GSAD-300 Admissions Policies

 

Policy

Procedures, Forms, and Guidelines

GSAD-301

Course Abbreviations Used for Transfer Credit

 
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GSAD-500 Registration and Graduation Policies

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GSAD-900 Other Graduate Education Policies

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