Degree Requirements

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.

Academic Integrity

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 can be found on our web site ( Students also can refer to Indiana University’s Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct ( Academic misconduct is any activity that tends to undermine the academic integrity of the may include, but is not limited to human, hard-copy, or electronic resources, cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, interference, violation of course rules, and facilitating academic misconduct. 

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