UW Graduate School

August 12, 2019

Second Master’s Degree

A second master’s degree may be earned at the University of Washington by completing an additional set of requirements. Please refer to Concurrent Degree Programs and to Graduate School Memorandum 35 for more information.


Master’s Degree Requirements

A student must satisfy the requirements for the degree that are in force at the time the degree is to be awarded Total credits required for the degree program must be completed All courses numbered 400-799 that are numerically graded 2.7 and above, or have a grade of Satisfactory or Credit (‘S’ or ‘CR’) count…


Final Examination for Master’s Degree

As soon as is appropriate, the faculty in the student’s graduate program appoints a supervisory committee, consisting of two to four members. The Chair and at least one-half of the total membership must be members of the graduate faculty. (see Graduate School Memorandum 13). The committee Chairperson arranges the time and place of the final…


June 11, 2019

Memo 28: Master’s Degree Programs: Thesis/Non-Thesis Options and Final Examinations

Thesis and Non-Thesis Programs Programs may include both a “thesis option” and a “non-thesis option” provided that the overall level of achievement for the degree remains the same. The Master’s thesis should be evidence of the graduate student’s ability to carry out independent investigation and to present the results in clear and systemic form. A…


Master’s Degree Policies

Master’s Degree Requirements Second Master’s Degree Transfer Credit Thesis Programs Non-Thesis Programs Final Examination for Master’s Degree Master’s in Teaching


August 12, 2019

Doctoral Degree Requirements

In order to qualify for the doctoral degree, it is the responsibility of the student to meet the following Graduate School minimum requirements: Completion of a program of study and research as planned by the graduate program coordinator in the student’s major department or college and the Supervisory Committee. At least 18 credits of course…


June 11, 2019

Memo 46: Graduate Degree Requirements

This memorandum describes general policies on minimum degree requirements and allowable credits for graduate degrees. Degree requirements for specific graduate programs are managed by that program and may be in excess of the minimum requirements described in this memo. This memorandum includes the following sections:I. General PoliciesII. Requirements Applying to All Graduate Degree ProgramsIII. Master’s…


Memo 42: Sequential Combined Undergraduate/Graduate (CUG) Degrees

Graduate programs may create a sequential combined undergraduate/graduate (CUG) degree program according to the following guidelines. The program must submit a proposal to the Office of Academic Affairs and Planning in the Graduate School for each degree combination. View the guidelines for proposals → The intent of a CUG program is to allow exceptional University…


Memo 35: Concurrent Degree Programs

Concurrent programs are defined as a pair of programs that may be pursued at the UW by a post baccalaureate student resulting in completion of the requirements for either two graduate degrees or a graduate and a professional degree. Rather than sequentially completing first one degree and then the other, the student’s time and the…


Memo 6: Authorization of New Graduate Degree Programs

Definitions Graduate education consists of post-baccalaureate programs of study and research leading to master’s degrees, doctoral degrees (exclusive of medical, dental, pharmacy, and first legal doctorates), graduate certificates, and intermediate certified status such as the “certificate of candidacy.” The Graduate School is responsible for supervising the content and level of programs leading to graduate degrees…


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