Below is an overview of general Graduate Division requirements for the master’s program — Plan C. Graduate programs may have additional requirements, contact the program for details.

Total Credit Requirements A minimum of 30 credits is required. Credits taken under the Credit/No-Credit option (except 699) while under Plan C are not applicable toward degree requirements for Plan C. Except as noted, courses taken under the Credit/No-Credit option will not be applied toward the requirements for the master’s degree. The student must demonstrate competence by examination and must meet the minimum residence requirement (two semesters of full-time work). Students must be registered in appropriate coursework during the term in which the degree is awarded.
Credits for Courses numbered 600 or above (excluding 699 and Thesis 700) A minimum of 18 credits is required.
Transferring from Plan A or B to Plan C A student on academic probation may not transfer from Plan A or B to Plan C.
General Exam A general exam is required. After the student passes the exam, a program committee is nominated and appointed. Chaired by the student’s program adviser, the committee will guide the student through the rest of the recommended program of study.
Program of Study After the student passes the general exam, the graduate chair shall submit to the Office of Graduate Student Services a copy of the recommended program of study for the student based on the exam results.
Final Exam A final exam is required to determine the student’s level of comprehension and achievement in the chosen discipline at the master’s level.