General Requirements for Advanced Degrees
Guidelines for Requirements
The following statements regarding degree requirements outline the minima that are acceptable. The student must meet not only the general requirements of the University Graduate School but also the specific requirements of the individual department(s). Requirements are given in this bulletin only for degrees awarded by the University Graduate School. Professional graduate degrees are also available at Indiana University (such as the Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Education, and Doctor of Music degrees). These professional degrees are administered by the respective schools; information regarding these degrees and the requirements for each may be found in the bulletins of the individual schools.
The University Graduate School recommends that those who intend to continue graduate work toward the Ph.D. degree elect one of the traditional master’s degree programs requiring a thesis or a foreign language or both.
Students are expected to adhere to the highest ethical standards in all their course work and research. Individuals violating that code of conduct are subject to disciplinary action; such breaches could lead to expulsion of the student from Indiana University or to recision of a degree already granted. To acquaint students more fully with the range of issues relating to academic integrity, the University Graduate School has prepared a document entitled Integrity in Graduate Study, which deals with plagiarism, fraud, and conflicts of interest, among other topics. Copies of that document may be obtained from departmental offices, from the office of the University Graduate School, in Kirkwood Hall 111 (IUB), or from the Graduate Office in the Union Building, Room 207 (IUPUI). Every student should be familiar with its contents.