A candidate for a master’s degree must take a final examination. The final examination may be oral or written or may consist of satisfactory completion of coursework. The format and scope of the final examination is determined by the department or program. The examination must cover, if applicable, the candidate’s thesis, professional paper, or project, and/or major and minor fields of study as well as other pertinent material required by the department or program. The examining committee, approved by the Dean of the Graduate School, consists of a minimum of two members from the student's degree program.
Formal notice of satisfactory completion of the final examination is provided to the Graduate School. The Certificate of Completion must be filed in the Graduate School by the date specified for each semester in the Graduate School “Graduation Deadlines.’’