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These rules supplement but do not supersede the rules of the Graduate School as set forth in the Graduate School Bulletin. Students are responsible for meeting all rules and regulations of the Graduate School as well as of the department.

The Graduate Studies Committee faculty of the department shall enforce rules governing the M.A. and Ph.D. programs and be the final authority in their interpretation and application in specific cases. M.A. and Ph.D. students may petition the Graduate Studies Committee faculty for variances from or exceptions to these rules. Its decisions shall be final and binding in such cases.

No individual faculty member or departmental committee other than the Graduate Studies Committee is authorized to approve any deviations whatsoever from these rules.

Degree Requirements