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Policy 170.40

Degree Completion Requirements for Graduate Students

Owner: Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer

  1. Introduction

    1. This policy is in accordance with the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Policy III-7.00 Policy on Degree and Curricular  Requirements, approved on April 26, 1990, and outlines the degree completion requirements for graduate students.

    2. In order to be approved for graduation, students must have resolved any outstanding charges of misconduct and must have complied with the terms of any sanctions. The award of degrees and certificates is conditional upon satisfactory completion of all program requirements and compliance with all UMGC policies.

  2. Graduation Requirements

    1. To graduate with a certificate, master's degree, or doctoral degree from UMGC, the student must apply for graduation and meet the following criteria:

      1. Successful completion of the required courses, number of credit hours and other requirements as prescribed by the specific program curriculum;

      2. Completion of all coursework within the time frame required by the specific program, as described in UMGC's  Schedules and Catalogs  (Students should consult an advisor to determine which catalog applies to them); and

      3. The student is in Good Academic Standing as that term is defined in UMGC Policy 158.01 – Academic Standing Status for Graduate Students and has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Original Policy Approval Date3/10/16
Substantive Revision Dates11/17/17
Technical Amendment Dates4/17/20