While working on a thesis, dissertation/project, or such other required creative effort at the master's or doctoral level, a student must register for a course specifically designated for this purpose.
The thesis ordinarily may be counted for no more than 6 nor less than 3 semester hours of credit. Under special circumstances, a student's advisory committee may recommend that a student request permission to apply as many as 10 semester hours of thesis credit toward fulfillment of degree requirements. Dissertation/project credits may vary and students should check with the program.
If after completing the required credit hours, the thesis, dissertation or project is not yet finished, the student may maintain access to such University resources as faculty, library, computers, and parking space by no-credit registration in "Thesis/Dissertation/Project in Progress" for each term until completed. A nominal fee, as approved by the Chancellor, will be charged for every academic term of such registration.
Approved by President effective 10/18/12
This policy was issued on October 18, 2012, replacing the February 1, 1996 version.
Document Reference: 1L13
Origin: GR 1-83/84; OP 10/7/91; GR 4/23/12