Core Area of Study POLS 625 Research Methods 15 hours from: POLS 633 American Judicial SystemsPOLS 642 Public Policy POLS 648 Policy Analysis POLS 650 Public Administration POLS 651 Administrative Organization Management POLS 652 Personnel AdministrationPOLS 653 Public Financial AdministrationCJC Concentration (12 hours): CJC 650 Criminal Justice AdministrationCJC 651 Interpersonal Relations CJC CJC 652 Philosophical Aspects CJC CJC 690 Independent StudyResearch 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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