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Policy 6-202: Graduate Study and Degrees, Master of Philosophy

  1. Purpose and Scope
    1. (Reserved)
  2. Definitions
    1. (Reserved)
  3. Policy: General Requirements and Provisions for the Degree of Master of Philosophy
    1. The Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) degree will require the same scholarly achievement as the Doctor of Philosophy degree except that it will not require a doctoral dissertation. The qualifications for admission to the Master of Philosophy program will be the same as those required for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy program. No separate program will be developed for this degree. All regulations covering the Doctor of Philosophy degree with respect to supervisory committees, language requirements, major and allied fields, and qualifying examinations will apply to the Master of Philosophy degree. The Master of Philosophy degree, like the Doctor of Philosophy degree, will be considered a terminal degree, and normally a student will not be considered a candidate for both degrees.
  4. Rules, Procedures, Guidelines, Forms and other related resources
    1. Rules
    2. Procedures
    3. Guidelines
    4. Forms
    5. Other related resource materials
  5. References:
    1. (Reserved)
  6. Contacts:
    1. Policy Owner:
      1. Questions about this Policy and any related Rules, Procedures and Guidelines should be directed to the Dean of the Graduate School.
      Policy Officers:
        Only the Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Sr. Vice President for Health Sciences or their designees have the authority to grant exceptions to this policy.
  7. History:
    1. Editorially revised 6/10/80


Policy: 6-202 Rev: 4
Date: June 10, 1980

Last Updated: 4/21/17