Recommended Credit Hours

The minimum registration for full-time status is 10 credit hours for each academic year semester and 6 hours for each summer term. However, the departmental recommendation is that first and second year students enroll for 12-13 hours for each academic year semester and 6 hours for each summer term. Students in their third year and beyond can register for 10 hours in each academic year semester and 6 hour for each term.

For all graduate students there is a cap of 173 total credit hours for which you can receive tuition waivers. Students entering with a bachelors degree are eligible for funding for no more than six years, and students entering with a Masters degree are eligible for funding for no more than four years. However, the department guarantees only four years of support (assuming adequate progress) for all students.