Admission to Program

In addition to the general requirements of the university, specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:

  1. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 overall and at least 3.0 ("B") in the major;
  2. Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  3. Prerequisite of at least five upper-division courses, each with a grade of "B" (3.0) or better, in the major discipline of the proposed program. The determination of the major discipline is subject to the approval of the University Curriculum Committee;
  4. A three-member faculty committee, the chair of which serves as primary advisor, to supervise the course of study;
  5. An interdisciplinary studies M.A. proposal submitted, on forms available from the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, to the University Curriculum Committee; the program of courses must not significantly duplicate any existing degree program on this campus or on any other state college or university campus within a commutable distance; no more than 12 units of proposed coursework can be taken prior to submission of the proposal to the University Curriculum Committee;
  6. Approval of the program proposal by the University Curriculum Committee.

If approval is recommended by the University Curriculum Committee, the student is formally admitted into the program in either conditionally classified or classified status.

For more information please visit our website. Office of Graduate Studies