Degree Requirements

The general requirements for graduate degrees are given in this chapter. Specific requirements and course descriptions for each graduate program are given in Areas of Study. Detailed information about each degree program is available from the graduate advisor and the graduate coordinator for that program.

Limitation for Faculty

No tenured member of the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin may pursue an advanced degree at this institution.

Grade Point Average

The graduate grade point average is calculated by the registrar and appears on the student’s official record maintained by the registrar. To graduate, all graduate students must have a graduate grade point average of at least 3.00. Additionally, candidates for the master’s degree must also have a grade point average of at least 3.00 in courses included on the Program of Work. Individual Graduate Studies Committees may set grade point average requirements of 3.00 or higher for all or a portion of their students’ coursework.

Additional information about grades, symbols, and the graduate grade point average is given in General Information.