2018-2019 Catalog

Approved Program of Study

General requirements for the master's degree program of study include:

  • A minimum of 30 approved semester units, or more, as required by the particular program.
  • A minimum of 21 semester units in residence after admission to the program offering the degree. Transfer and CSUDH extension course work are not considered to be in residence.
  • Maintaining continuous enrollment until graduation.
  • Upper division and graduate level courses only. The inclusion of 300-level course work is generally discouraged and cannot be used unless specifically approved as part of a program by the University Curriculum Committee.
  • Not less than 70% of the total units in graduate (500 level) courses.
  • Not more than nine semester units of 500 level courses taken prior to admission to conditionally classified or classified status.
  • Not more than six units for a thesis or project.
  • A maximum of six units of independent study.
  • No courses taken to satisfy prerequisite requirements included in the minimum of 30 units.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) in all courses attempted to satisfy requirements for the degree.
  • All courses completed within five years of the date of award of the degree or satisfactorily validated. (Some programs have a seven-year limit. Check with the particular program.)
  • All courses taken after the baccalaureate degree (or post baccalaureate credit granted) and not credited toward another degree.
  • Satisfactory completion of Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement.
  • Advancement to Candidacy.
  • Filing of the application for the award of the master's degree.
  • A capstone activity, which may be a thesis, a project, a comprehensive examination, or any combination of these.
  • The approved program of study is valid as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment in regular semesters at the University. Students who do not maintain continuous attendance must reapply to the University and program and meet any changed or additional requirements approved in the interim.