The MA Program may be completed full-time or part-time. However, students in F-1 status must complete the program on a full-time basis, and they have a maximum of three semesters to complete the program.
- Fall (Year One) – RU – required.
- Spring (Year One) – RU – required.
- Students may opt to take summer courses.
- Fall (Year Two) – ER
Students who complete their requirements after two semesters are expected to graduate at that time, but MOST full-time students complete their coursework in three semesters. It is recommended to stay for the entire three semesters to have sufficient time to assimilate all the material and have ample time to search for jobs or Ph.D.…
In order to maintain good standing in the program, a student must be making steady progress towards completing the degree and must maintain a 3.0 or better in the average of all the courses approved by the faculty adviser to count for graduation. Please note that a course may not be re-taken to improve the grade.
A student must also maintain 3.0 or better cumulative GPA. Per the GSAS website, “The cumulative GPA is derived from all courses in which a student has registered and received a grade, except in cases in which the student re-took a course after receiving an ‘F’.…