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Student Course Load Policy

In order to complete the graduate program in 18 months, the student course load would consist of nine credit-hours per quarter for six consecutive quarters. A minimum of nine credits per quarter is required to be considered as a full-time student. Students receiving federal financial aid should check with their financial aid advisor to determine if they meet the federal requirements for full-time status. Registration for course loads exceeding 13.5 quarter-credits requires a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) and approval as follows:

Credit Hours

Min. Cumulative GPA


over 13.5


dean of the graduate school