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4.9 - Non-terminal Master's Degree

Updated: 7/25/2017

Students in graduate programs that offer a thesis master’s degree must complete the requirements for a thesis master’s degree to be awarded a master’s degree while progressing to a doctoral degree; materials presented in the master’s thesis may not be included in the student’s doctoral dissertation. The request to obtain a master’s degree must be made no later than the next semester after passing the General Examination. The student must file an Admission to Candidacy form for the master's degree and pay the appropriate graduation fees. Transfer credit can only be applied once to a succeeding degree.

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