Departments may offer thesis or non-thesis degree options. Each candidate who elects
the thesis option
will be required to pass an oral examination in either GR699 or GR799 during the final semester (or
earlier by permission of the graduate coordinator). Each candidate who elects the non-thesis option will
be required during the final semester (or earlier by permission of the graduate program coordinator) to
satisfactorily complete a course-embedded capstone or summative requirement and may also be
required to pass a written comprehensive examination in GR698. Incomplete grades are not allowed in
GR698, GR699 or GR799
GR 609. Graduate Thesis or Creative Project Development. All degree-seeking graduate students are expected to enroll in GR609 every semester (excluding summer, except if graduating in the summer).There are no fees, coursework, or grades associated with this course.
GR 698. Master's Final Comprehensive Examination. Written comprehensive examination over the degree program. Students must enroll in GR698 during the final semester, except by permission of the graduate program coordinator. Examination fee applied.
GR 699. Master's Oral Examination. The oral examination will be conducted for students writing a thesis or internship paper in lieu of the comprehensive examination, except by permission of the graduate program coordinator. Examination fee applied.
GR 799. Education Specialist Oral Examination. Examination fee applied.