May 24, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Changes of Degree Objective

Policies  > Degree Requirements > Changes of Degree Objective

Students who have previously enrolled and who wish to change their field of study and/or degree objective, should consult with the graduate program advisor for the program in which they are interested in pursuing. Students must meet the admission and/or academic standards of the new area of study. Students admitted at the master’s level may transfer to a different master’s degree objective by submitting a graduate petition signed by both the current and new units and associate deans. Students must submit an application to begin a new doctoral degree objective.

Study Beyond a Master’s Degree

Students who complete a master’s degree program (or equivalent, if permitted by the department) and wish to continue graduate study without applying to a new degree program, must file a petition prior to commencement to record a request to change to non-degree objective status and, if applicable, to a new academic field. Students wishing to begin doctoral-level study must submit an application.