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Graduate Academic Policy on the Minimum Number of Hours Required for the Specialist Degree

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Policy Statement

1.  A Specialist degree program shall require a minimum of sixty (60) graduate credits beyond the baccalaureate degree.

2.  Additionally, if a student has earned a Master’s degree prior to matriculating in the Specialist program, the student must earn a minimum of thirty (30) graduate credits beyond the Master’s degree.

3.  Credit earned in a leveling course as defined in the Graduate Academic Policy on the Minimum Number of Credits Required for the Masters Degree may not be counted toward the minimum credit required. 

4.  A minimum of twenty-four (24) of the required graduate credits must be earned at the University.