Change in Degree Objective / Plan or Enrollment Status

Special non-degree students who wish to change to degree status must submit an online application.

Students in the following cases should submit a memo of approval from their graduate chair to the Office of Graduate Student Services:

  • master’s students who wish to change from master’s to doctoral within the same academic discipline (bypassing the master’s degree program) must apply through graduate admissions (online application)*
  • doctoral students who wish to change from doctoral to master’s within the same academic discipline

Additionally, East-West Center grantees are required to submit the Center’s “Request for Action” form along with the memo.

* For students who have completed their master’s and who are seeking admission to the doctoral program in the same academic discipline, see Graduate Admissions > Master’s to PhD.