Degree Requirements

Date Implemented: February 25, 2002
Date Revised: February 24, 2009

Graduate programs may change degree requirements at any time. Students may choose to enter a new curriculum but must complete all requirements of the new curriculum in the time allowed including pre-requisites. Programs must state in their materials the minimum requirements to receive a degree from their program including:

  1. Must complete all degree requirements in place at the time of the first matriculation, unless changes are required for compliance with licensure or accreditation. Degree requirements must be published by the program in a way readily accessible by students in the program. Each student must be notified if their program curriculum is affected.
  2. Must have a cumulative grade point average of at least n.nn.
  3. Must have earned at least nn credits beyond credits used to meet the requirements of a different degree.
  4. Must have earned at least nn credits at the University of St. Thomas.
  5. Must complete all degree requirements before the degree will be awarded or posted to university records.
  6. Must complete all work that might affect qualifications for the degree, including credit that will not be applied to the degree but might affect the grade point average.
  7. Must inform the student of any time limitations on degree completion or course credits.

Important Note: In the absence of a more stringent policy at the school or college level the University Graduate Academic Policies apply. Should a graduate program not have a specific policy or should there be omissions or gaps in the policy for a specific graduate school program, the University Graduate Policy shall govern.

The Graduate Academic Policies are the responsibility of the Graduate Curriculum Committee Convener. For additions or revisions contact