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).  See the "Programs by Campus" entries for departmental requirements.

Requirements are given in this bulletin only for degrees awarded by the University Graduate School. Profes­sional graduate degrees are also available at Indiana University. 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.

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