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Graduation Requirements

​Students are advised to check, by themselves and with their respective advisors, that all graduation requirements are fulfilled. The graduate program is not held responsible for delays caused by students not meeting the requirements for graduation.  To graduate with a Master's degree, a student must meet the following:

1. Residency Requirement

To meet the minimum residency requirement for the Master's degree, a student must register and be in residence as a graduate student for at least four semesters. All requirements for the master's degree must be completed within a period of five years after admission to graduate study. Extension beyond the maximum allowed period of study requires the approval of the Dean of the Faculty.

2. Academic Performance Required
  1. A cumulative average of 80 or above.
  2. A passing grade in all courses.

3. Graduation with Honors
  1. A student achieving a cumulative average of 95 or above will graduate with High Distinction.
  2. A student achieving a cumulative average between 90 and 94.99 will graduate with Distinction
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