Master's Examinations and Course Requirements

Master's candidates will write any examinations prescribed in individual courses (see also Examination Deferral Policy below) and must pass a final oral examination based upon the thesis or, where required, upon the major research project.

A comprehensive requirement must be met to ensure that master's candidates have a similar graduate experience, possess a breadth of knowledge in their field, and have completed independent library, laboratory, or field research which they have defended orally before members of the faculty. Candidates should consult the appropriate program requirements section of this calendar for the regulations as to how this university requirement must be completed in their department.

Examination Deferral Policy

Final examinations for any course cannot be deferred more than twice. Students may receive a maximum of five exam deferrals during the completion of their degree.