Students will choose courses totaling 24 hours in consultation with the Director. A 6-hour thesis option can be selected upon consultation with the graduate faculty. Courses from other departments must be approved by the graduate advisor.
Students pursuing the thesis option are required to give an oral defense of the thesis and related course work. Students selecting the non-thesis option are required to pass an oral comprehensive examination. Students may retake the applicable exam only once if they fail on the first attempt.