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4.2 CONFERRING OF DEGREES


Advanced degrees are conferred in commencement exercises at the close of each semester. Each candidate for a graduate degree must submit a completed application for advanced degree to the Office of the Graduate School at the time of registration for the fall or spring semester or the first term of the summer session in which requirements for a degree are to be completed. All graduate students must have a Graduate School approved application for Admission to Candidacy for a degree well in advance of filing the application for a degree. All doctoral and educational specialist students must have submitted an approved Plan of Study. Doctoral students must have an approved Plan of Study to the Graduate School by the end of the semester in which they will complete 30 credit hours for the doctoral degree.  (For details, please refer to the Catalogís sections on plan of study and candidacy for masterís, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees.)

 

At least one week before commencement, the candidate's record must have been cleared for graduation. A candidate for the doctoral degree must be present at a scheduled commencement to receive the degree, unless excused by the graduate dean. The University of Alabama reserves the right to withhold or withdraw an advanced degree on the recommendation of the graduate faculty.

 

 

ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT


All acts of dishonesty in any work constitute academic misconduct. This includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, fabrication of information, misrepresentation, and abetting any of the above. The Academic Misconduct Disciplinary Policy will be followed in the event that academic misconduct occurs. Students should refer to Appendix C of the online Faculty Handbook for the Academic Misconduct Disciplinary Policy


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