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Complete Your Degree

Degree Completion Options

Students choose from the following degree completion options: comprehensive exam or master's thesis. To be eligible for the thesis option, student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.85 or higher in the graduate program.

Comprehensive Exam​
Students complete an essay addressing reflective questions. This comprehensive exam essay is take-home and open book. It is completed in a student’s graduating quarter.

Master's Thesis​
One thesis course (RELC 599) replaces an RELC elective class, becoming the 12th and final course taken in the program. The student will produce a written piece of original academic scholarship on a subject of the student's choosing.

FORM: Degree Completion Worksheet​