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Master's Students

The student’s home graduate program must approve the student’s program of study and will give the student the best information on program options. Graduate programs may:

  • Require competence in languages other than English.
  • Be taken on a part-time basis in some master's programs.
  • Require a thesis, have a thesis option, or are entirely course-based.
  • Prescribe work beyond the minimum requirements.
  • The choice of these options lies with the individual graduate program and student.

Program requirements:

  • A minimum of 30 course credits, of which at least 24 must be numbered 500 to 699. In specific programs, minimum requirements may be higher than 30 course credits.
  • A maximum of 6 credits at the undergraduate level in courses numbered 300 to 499 may be counted toward the requirements of a master's degree.
  • An oral thesis defence for all students in thesis-based programs.

Refer to the Academic Calendar for more information regarding program requirements:,285,0,0

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