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2006-2007 University Catalogue 
    
2006-2007 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

Policies & Procedures Specific to Graduate Student


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Please note that unless indicated below, graduate students are bound by the policies and practices that apply to all UArts students, especially as noted elsewhere in this catalog.

Full-time Status

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Graduate students are considered full-time if enrolled in at least nine credits per semester. Tuition for part-time graduate students is charged on a per-credit basis.

Graduate Transfer Credit

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A maximum of six credits of graduate credit may be transferred and applied toward the graduate degree requirements upon approval of the program director. All transfer credits must be graduate level classes or upper-level undergraduate classes taken for graduate credit at an accredited college or university, approved by the Registrar and the Graduate Director, and must be a “B” or higher grade.

Student Classification and Course Load

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A student’s class status is determined by the number of credits earned, regardless of the number of semesters of enrollment or the student’s standing in his or her major program. Class status is a factor in determining financial aid eligibility and is one indicator of academic progress. Class standing is also used to prioritize scheduling during registration.

Graduate status is determined as follows:

     G1      completion of up to 17.5 credits
  G2  

completion of 18 or more credits

Graduate Courses for Undergraduate Credit

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Undergraduate students who wish to enroll in a graduate course must have junior status (U3), a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and permission of the instructor to enroll in the course.

Graduates Enrolled in an Undergraduate Course

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Graduate students may register for undergraduate liberal arts courses or studio courses (with permission of the graduate director and director of liberal arts) for graduate credit through the Special Topics mechanism. IN orde rto register, students must complete a Special Topics form, available through the Office of the Registrar. Students are advised to select an area of study that broadens or intensifies their background in the arts, education, and related disciplines. Often this work contributes directly to preparation of the graduate project proposal.

COURSE NUMBERS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS TO USE WHEN TAKING UNDERGRADUATE COURSES FOR GRADUATE CREDIT
       
Course # Course Department name Cross listed with UG # (DO NOT USE)
       
GREM*601 Electronic Media/Production 1 Electronic Media EMDI*201
GRSC*621 Advanced Projects Fine Arts FASC*421
GRSC*631 Molding and Casting Fine Arts FASC*321
GRPR*633 Digital Printmaking Fine Arts FAPR*411
GRLA*631 American Art Since 1945 Liberal Arts LAAH*831
GRID*614 Materials and Processes Seminar Industrial Design IDES*232
GRID*624 Architectonics Industrial Design IDES*371
 
When no graduate number exists for an Undergraduate course Graduate students should use Special Topics numbers - Choose the course number based on it’s home department

SPECIAL TOPICS COURSE NUMBERS AND DEPARTMENTS
     
Course #
Course
Department name
GRAE*699
Special Topics
Art Ed
GRAT*699
Special Topics
Art Therapy
GRCM699
Special Topics
Communication
GRDA*699
Special Topics
Dance
GRGD*699
Special Topics
Graphic Design
GRCR*699
Special Topics
Crafts
GREM*699
Special Topics
Electronic Media
GRFA*699
Special Topics
Fine Arts
GRID*699
Special Topics
Industrial Design
GRLA*699
Special Topics
Liberal Arts
GRIL*699
Special Topics
Illustration
GRMA*699
Special Topics
Media Arts
GRMM*699
Special Topics
Multimedia
GRMU*699
Special Topics
Music
GRTH*699
Special Topics
Theater
GRWR*699
Special Topics
Writing
     
Graduate students taking undergraduate courses should register for the course using the above numbers. They should choose the Special Topics number based on the department where the course resides. Example: students taking CRGL*211 Intro to Glass Blowing would register for GRCR*699

Thesis Grading

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The grade of “IP” (“In Progress”) signifies that the student is making satisfactory progress toward completing the graduate thesis. This grade will apply only to graduate thesis courses where the student’s thesis is still in progress.

This grade is available only for the following courses:

AEDU    695      Graduate Project/Thesis
MSEM   782   Thesis Development
MSEM   784   Thesis: Museum Communication
GRID   780   Master’s Thesis Documentation
GRFA   785   MFA Thesis Exhibition
MUPF   680   Graduate Project/Recital

An “IP” grade acknowledges the fact that the final course product (thesis) may require some period of time past the semester of registration to complete. The “IP” grade will remain on the student’s record until a final thesis grade is submitted by the instructor. In some cases, a student will be registered for thesis courses as a sequence (e.g., MSEM 781/B). When the final grade is submitted by the instructor, it will replace the “IP” grade. The “IP” grade is not computed in the grade-point average.

In order to remain in good standing while the thesis is “in progress,” the student must register for the thesis continuation fee for each semester he or she is not enrolled in coursework.

Graduate Project/Thesis Continuation Fee

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A student who has completed all the course requirements for the master’s degree and is currently working on the graduate thesis, either on or off-campus, must register and pay a graduate thesis continuation fee of .5 credits per semester calculated at the per-credit cost for each semester of non-attendance until the thesis is completed and accepted. This registration, through the Office of the Registrar, is required in each succeeding semester, excluding the summer sessions, until all degree requirements are met. Students completing a degree in the summer must pay the thesis fee in the final summer semester.

Additional Policies

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  1. A student who has completed one degree and wishes to matriculate in another does so by applying to the new program through the Office of Admission.
  2. A student may be awarded a particular degree from the University only once; i.e., once the student has earned an MA, he or she may not be awarded another MA.

 

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