Regulations for Post-Master's Degree Programs

5610.1 General Policy

Unless specified otherwise in the program's founding documents, or in subsequent actions by the Faculty Senate, the same regulations which apply to master's degree graduate work will apply at the post-master's level Ed.S. and doctoral programs unless stipulated in the Doctoral Requirements.  Students should consult the current graduate catalog or their graduate program offices for specific information.

The Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) programs are governed by separate policies in a variety of areas. Accordingly, this does not necessarily apply to those programs.

5610.2 M.D. Students

Under the following conditions, students enrolled in the School of Medicine's M.D. program can also pursue a master's degree:

  1. Students must apply for admission to the Graduate School and meet the requirements for degree status.
  2. Upon acceptance to the graduate degree program, students must fill out a Program of Study form that must be approved by their advisors, the master's program chair/director, the School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs/Admissions, and the Graduate School.
    • The only medical course acceptable for graduate credit will be that survey course (5000 level) which pertains to the student's graduate degree program, e.g., Biochemistry for the master's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
    • Petitions for the acceptance of other medical courses or electives for graduate credit are discouraged.
    • The students’ advisors, the School of Medicine, and the Graduate School must approve any changes in the Program of Study.
  3. In order to assure that the students are maintaining academic standards for the graduate and M.D. programs, a review of their academic performances will be carried out every term by the School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs/Admissions and the Graduate School.