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Chapter 7.
Students and Student Organizations
Effective Date: 09/01/2010
7.2 Requirements for Graduation

The requirements for a student to receive a baccalaureate degree from Michigan Technological University are the following:

  1. Thirty (30) of the last 36 semester credit hours of academic work to be applied to the degree must be completed at Michigan Technological University. Study abroad and co-op credits earned through Michigan Tech may be included in this 30 hours of Michigan Tech courses if the student has completed 30 credit hours of courses at Michigan Tech among the last 60 credit hours to be applied to the degree.
  2. Thirty (30) semester credit hours of advanced level courses (3000 or higher) must be completed at Michigan Tech.

The requirements for a student to receive a graduate degree from Michigan Technological University are the following:

  1. A minimum of two-thirds of the required non-research course-work credits required for the degree must be taken through Michigan Tech. Ph.D. students must take at least 20 credits beyond the masters or 50 credits beyond the bachelors through Michigan Tech.
  2. Research credits used to satisfy degree requirements must be taken through Michigan Tech and must be supervised by a member of Michigan Tech graduate faculty.
  3. Some graduate programs may have other specific requirements.

Courses which meet the "at Michigan Tech" requirement are defined as courses listed in the course catalog and taught by Michigan Tech faculty either on campus, at field locations, or through distance learning.

The President or the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, is authorized to grant exceptions to this requirement in extraordinary individual cases.

Degree programs with special requirements may apply for exemptions. The President or the Provost, and Vice President for Academic Affairs may grant such programmatic exemptions upon recommendation of the Senate.

History
04/15/66
01/28/82
01/28/89 Revised positions authorized to grant exceptions
03/17/89 Clarified type of degree
05/17/91 Revised in-residence work program
08/03/2000 Reflect the change in academic calendar from quarters to semesters
05/11/2001 Revised to provide a common standard of residency for all Michigan Tech baccalaureate degrees whether completed on campus or through distance learning.
07/15/2010 Was previously Policy 8.5. Renumbered and modified power to grant exceptions.
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