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Degree Requirements

General Degree Requirements


Thesis Option 
To qualify for the Master’s Degree under the Thesis Option, a student must satisfy the following requirements: 
  1. complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) units of formal graduate courses; 
  2. maintain a cumulative weighted average grade (CWAG) of “2.0” or better in his/her graduate courses at the end of each academic year; 
  3. successfully defend a Master’s Thesis; and, 
  4. submit at least five bound and certified copies of the approved Master’s Thesis. 
Non-Thesis Option 
To qualify for the Master’s Degree under the Non-Thesis Option, a student must satisfy the following requirements: 
  1. complete a minimum of thirty (30) units of formal graduate courses; 
  2. maintain a cumulative weighted average grade (CWAG) of “2.0” or better in his/her graduate courses at the end of each academic year; and, 
  3. pass the Master’s Comprehensive Examination.

Minimum Grade Requirements

A student shall be disqualified from the program if he/she fails to meet the minimum weighted grade average corresponding to the number of units indicated below: 

Minimum Grade Average                     No. of Units 
                2.32                                                   12 
                2.15                                              13 to 18 
                2.05                                           19 & above 


A weighted average of 2.00 or better for all graduate courses passed and accepted for credit towards the degree shall be required for graduation. In case a student fails to meet the required weighted average of 2.0, he/she may be allowed to take additional courses to improve his average, subject to the approval of the Graduate Adviser. No course previously passed shall be repeated for this purpose. Any student who obtains a grade lower than 3.0 in 6 or more units of graduate courses shall be dismissed from the program.