Study Option Transfer from Master's to Master's
An opportunity to transfer from a thesis option to a coursework option within a master’s program (or vice versa) is available only where there is an approved coursework option in place for the particular program.
In some instances, the Advisory Committee may recommend a transfer to a coursework master’s after having determined that the student’s aptitude and/or background preparation for research are not adequate for a thesis-based master’s program. Conversely, students in a coursework program may wish to expand a Major Research Project or Paper to a master’s thesis.
The application for a “Study Option or Degree Program Transfer” must be initiated by the student.
- Advisory Committee form
- Graduate Degree Program form
- Funding Form
Students should consult with the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for more information.