Graduate School Policies


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University-wide Graduate Education Policies

Please be sure you are familiar with these Graduate Education policies. Please note that a number of these policies were revised June 2017. 

Adding, Changing, or Discontinuing Academic Plans

Admission for Master's and Doctoral Degrees (revised June 2017)

Application of Graduate Credits to Degree Requirements 

Appointments to Graduate Examination Committees (revised June 2017)

          UMD Process for Appointment to the Graduate Faculty (Approved 3/1/2011)

Appointments as Director of Graduate Studies

          UMD Process (Approved 4/19/2011)

Course Numbering -- under revision

Credit Requirements for Master's and Doctoral Degrees (revised June 2015)

Doctoral Degree: Performance Standards and Progress (revised June 2017)

Doctoral Degree: Completion (revised June 2017)

Grading and Transcripts -- under revision

Leave of Absence and Reinstatement

Master's Degree: Performance Standards and Progress (revised June 2017)

Maintaining Active Status

Master's Degree: Completion (revised June 2017)

Post-baccalaureate Certificate Plans Approved by the Board of Regents

Readmission or Changes to Doctoral or Master's Degree Objectives (revised June 2017)

Graduate Assistant Policies

Graduate Assistant Employment

     Eligibility
     Tuition Benefits

English Language Proficiency Requirements for Teaching Assistants