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Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 (old site)

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Course Load

Students enrolled for nine (9) or more credit hours during a regular semester and six (6) or more credit hours during a summer session are classified as full-time students. The graduate student course load is lower than the normal undergraduate load because of the extensive reading, independent thinking, and individual research required of graduate students. Students should consider their academic ability as reflected in their academic history and the amount of time they have available for study in deciding how many hours in which they will enroll. No more than twelve (12) credit hours of work may be taken in one regular semester or six (6) credit hours of work during a summer session, unless otherwise noted in an approved curriculum in the current catalog or unless approval is granted by all of the following: the student’s advisor, the department chair, dean of the school or college.

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