5.2 Special Courses
Graduate Consultation (589)
Independent Study (592)
Internship Course (598)
Pass/Fail
Professional Development (588)
Reading and Research (689)
Special Topics (591)
5.2.1 Courses Not Approved For Use

 

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5.2 Special Courses

GRADUATE CONSULTATION (589) — These courses cannot be applied towards degree requirements on a Graduate Program of Study & Committee form.

INDEPENDENT STUDY  (592) — These courses may be included on a Graduate Program of Study & Committee form.  The total allowable number of (592) credit hours is limited as follows: 

  • Doctoral: six (6) credits
  • Master’s Plan A (thesis): four (4) credits
  • Master’s Plan B (non-thesis): six (6) credits
  • Certificate: The total count of credits that include Seminar (594/500), Internship (598/576), and, Independent Study (592/570) credits may not be more than one-third (1/3) of the minimum required credits.

INTERNSHIP COURSES  (598) — These courses may be included on a Graduate Program of Study & Committee form.  The allowable number of (598) credit hours is limited as follows:

Note: The total count of credits that include Seminar (594/500), Internship (598/576), and, Independent Study (592/570) credits may not be more than one-third (1/3) of the minimum required credits.

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PASS/FAIL COURSES — These courses are those offered solely on a Pass/Fail basis. Examples include, but are not limited to, thesis research (590), graduate seminar (594), and dissertation research (690).

Registration

    • Registration for Pass/Fail only courses is the same as traditional graded courses.
    • For courses the student desires to change to a Pass/Fail basis, the student must complete the Request for Pass/Fail Grade form provided by the Registrar's Office. The form must be submitted prior to the tenth (10th) day of university instruction of the term.

Grading

    • For Pass/Fail only courses, grades of “P” or “F” are given.
    • "P" grades on the student's transcript are not computed in the GPA.
    • "F" grades are computed in the GPA.
    • "N" grades can be given for thesis research (590) and dissertation research (690).

Credit Limitations

Transfer of Credits

    • Pass/Fail and other non-traditional graded courses may not be transferred from another academic institution.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (588) — These courses cannot be applied towards degree requirements on a Graduate Program of Study & Committee form.

READING AND RESEARCH (689) — Such courses may be used by doctoral students who are reading research publications in the field in preparation for doctoral dissertation research.  As such, these courses may be included in a doctoral Program of Study form.  

SPECIAL TOPIC COURSES (591) — The total number of Special Topics (591) courses that may be taken during a graduate student's tenure varies by degree program.  Such courses may be included on a Graduate Program of Study & Committee form.

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5.2.1 Courses Not Approved for Use

The following courses are NOT approved for use on a Graduate Program of Study & Committee form:

  • 490 Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity Instruction
  • 470/492 Undergraduate Independent Study
  • 400/494 Undergraduate Seminars
  • 476/498 Undergraduate Internship
  • 588 Professional Development
  • 589 Graduate Consultation