The Program of Study
All graduate students must file with the Graduate School, a Program of Study that has been approved by the student's advisor, and department chair or program director, and Dean of the School or College, when appropriate.
The Program of Study is considered to be the formal recognition of the courses that must be successfully completed to receive the graduate degree, and is used to confirm that degree requirements have been met at the time of the degree checkout process.
Only courses that have been completed with an acceptable grade will count towards a graduate degree.
Any changes to the Program of Study that occur after its initial filing in the Graduate School office must be requested in a written memo and be approved by the student's advisor and department chair or program director.