Academic Programs Catalog

Graduate Education

Enrollment and Registration

Maximum and Minimum Credits
All Students

MAXIMUM. Graduate students may carry up to 16 credits each semester. The maximum number of credits, however, is determined by the department or school. A student load above 16 credits requires approval by the student's dean.  Enrollment in doctoral dissertation research (course number 999) credits need not be counted in determining maximum credits.

For Ph.D. students, a maximum total of 36 credits of doctoral dissertation research (course number 999) are permitted.

MINIMUM. All students using University services (faculty consultation included) for graduate work must be registered each semester. Minimum registration consists of one course of 1 credit.