Core Area of Study
POLS 625 Research Methods
15 hours from:
POLS 633 American Judicial Systems
POLS 642 Public Policy
POLS 648 Policy Analysis
POLS 650 Public Administration
POLS 651 Administrative Organization Management
POLS 652 Personnel Administration
POLS 653 Public Financial Administration
CJC Concentration (12 hours):
CJC 650 Criminal Justice Administration
CJC 651 Interpersonal Relations CJC
CJC 652 Philosophical Aspects CJC
CJC 690 Independent Study
Research requirement (one of the following):
POLS 626 Research Seminar
RES 697 Research Paper
THES 698 Thesis
Electives in related area: 3–6 hours
Total = 36–42 hours
** You are required to have a basic understanding and ability to deal with introductory accounting. This may be fulfilled by a previous completion of Accounting 501 or equivalent.
Graduate Student Academic Load
Graduate students who are not graduate assistants may register for a maximum of 15 hours in a semester, 6 hours in a five-week summer term, and 12 hours for the combined summer terms. Graduate and doctoral assistants may register for a maximum of 12 hours in a semester and 3 hours in a five-week summer term. Minimum enrollment for graduate assistants is 6 hours in a semester and 3 hours in a five-week summer term.
A full-time graduate student, as defined for the purpose of classification for financial aid or veterans’ benefits, is a student registered for 9 or more semester hours in the fall or spring semester. A half-time load would consist of 5 to 6 hours. Full-time for a summer term is 6 hours, part-time is a minimum of 3 hours. A full-time student, as defined by the Office of Bursar and Loan Administration for billing purposes, is a student registered for a minimum of 12 hours.
All requests for overloads must be accompanied by the attached form signed by the student’s advisor, committee chairperson, or department chairperson justifying the request based on academic considerations only. Requests will be sent to the Graduate School for action.
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