M.A. students must maintain satisfactory academic progress with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B), 3.5 (B+) for those receiving financial aid, and maintain continuous enrollment.
MA Research Project
There is one exception to the ten-course requirement. Those rare students who wish to do an in-depth M.A. research project may do so, with the permission of the Graduate Director, which would take the place of one elective course. Students who plan to do the research project should secure a mentor in the semester before their research and writing. They also need to complete and submit a special registration form with their mentor.
Students who matriculated in Spring 2012 or before may, by special request to the DGS, take the M.A. Comprehensive Exam in place of their M.A. Capstone.
The following students are exempt from the M.A. Comprehensive Exam:
Students matriculating in Summer 2012 or later
Students planning to graduate after Summer 2012