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4.9 400-LEVEL COURSES FOR MASTERíS CREDIT

 

Courses numbered 400-499 are primarily for advanced undergraduate students. Under no circumstances will coursework below the 400 level be accepted for graduate credit.  Masterís students may use no more than 6 hours of 400-level courses for graduate credit.  All of the conditions below must be met:

  1. The department offering the courses also offers a graduate degree.

  2. Approval prior to the semester in which the coursework is to be taken is obtained from the student's graduate advisor and the Graduate School. This is done using the downloadable form cited below.

  3. The course is taught by a member of the graduate faculty.

  4. The course is not offered at the 500 level.

  5. Graduate students in such courses do appropriate extra work and demonstrate a higher level of mastery.

General, minimum guidelines for how requirements of these courses should differ for graduate students are as follows, and typically at least two or more of the four guidelines apply to a course:

  1. Graduate students should submit additional papers that require more analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application of knowledge.

  2. Graduate students should complete additional, higher-level readings.

  3. Graduate students' oral and written work should demonstrate greater depth of
    thought.

  4. Graduate students should attend additional meetings with the professor to discuss
    course content in greater depth.

A downloadable version of the Form for Approval of 400-level Courses is available on the Graduate School's website.

 

A maximum of 6 semester hours of 400-level course credit may be accepted for a master's degree program, and only if a form for approval of 400-level coursework for graduate credit is completed and approved by the department and Graduate School prior to the semester in which the 400-level coursework will be taken. No 400-level credit (except the 6 hours accepted toward the master's degree) may be accepted for doctoral degree programs.  

 

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