Master's Degree Capstone Requirements (Thesis, Comprehensive Examination, Special Project)

The master's degree is conferred upon the student who has completed, subject to approval of the faculty and administrative officials, all requirements of the planned program of graduate study. Requirements include a minimum of 30 credits of approved graduate courses and a capstone experience of a master's thesis (Plan A), a special project such as an art exhibit, performance, or applied research project (Plan C or E), and/or a comprehensive examination (Plan B).