Students may choose to complete a written comprehensive examination with a corresponding oral defense in lieu of a culminating project. These students must complete 12 credits of elective course work. Students choosing a culminating project may substitute 6 credits of either a creative project or master’s thesis for elective credit. Non-project students would subsidize the extra 3-6 units with 500 level courses.
Courses in the 500 series are open to undergraduates as *400 series. Graduate students are required to do additional work of a research nature. A course taken at the 400 level may not be repeated at the 500 level.