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Requirements

Application for a Degree

The following requirements for graduate work are set by the Graduate School.

In order to receive the master’s degree, the student must also complete the Application for a Degree Form by the date specified in the Academic Calendar. To be eligible to receive the master’s degree, students must have at least a B average and no X or Y grades. No more than one-third of the total units presented for the master’s degree may be 499.

For other requirements, please see Master’s Degree Requirements.

In order to receive the PhD degree, the student must also complete the Application for a Degree Form by the date specified in the Academic Calendar. To be eligible to receive the doctoral degree, students must have at least a B average and no X or Y grades. No more than one-third of the total units presented for the master’s degree may be 499.

For other requirements, please see Doctor of Philosophy Degree Requirements.

In addition, the Department requires the following items:

Master’s degree: Successful completion of the 570 research project

Doctorate: Fulfillment of all language requirements; passage of all qualifying examinations; defense and submission of dissertation.

Summary of adequate progress

Please note that time to completion of any of these requirements may be extended if a leave of absence has been granted; conversely, time to completion may be abbreviated if credit is awarded for Ph.D. level study in another program .

For further information about Religious Studies requirements, see the Graduate Student Handbook 2017-2018.

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