32.2 Program of Study and Research

  1. The program of study for the Master of Science Degree shall consist of the successful completion of a program of courses and, in accordance with the specific program regulations, either of a thesis embodying original research or of a project and report.

  2. Every student shall read at least 6 credit hours in graduate program courses in one subject or in closely related subjects, and such other courses as may be required in an individual program. Undergraduate courses may, if necessary, be included as additional courses.

  3. Where Departmental regulations require more than the minimum number of credit hours, the Dean, on the recommendation of the appropriate academic unit, may waive in part the credit hour requirements for a Master's Degree, provided that no student may take less than the 6 required credit hours in graduate program courses.

  4. Students may, with the approval of the Dean, augment their studies with 6 credit hours in other courses of their choice. The grading system in non-program courses shall be that appropriate to the particular course, and the final grades in these courses will be recorded on the student's transcripts. However, passing grades are not required in these non-program courses in order to continue in graduate studies or obtain a Master's Degree. (See General Regulations, Evaluation of Graduate Students).

  5. Every student shall submit a thesis or report on an approved subject in which systematic research has been conducted under the direction of a Supervisor recommended by the academic unit concerned and approved by the Dean. The student may be required to take an oral examination.

  6. The program of courses, the thesis or report topic and the Supervisor, and all changes in these, must be approved by the Dean.

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