Graduate Catalog 2014-2015

Graduate Graduation Requirements

To qualify for a graduate degree at Georgia College it is the student's responsibility satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Satisfactorily complete the departmental requirements for the degree. These requirements are described in the degree programs section of this catalog.
  2. Present formal application for graduate degree (form available in the Office of the Registrar, 107 Parks Hall or online by the deadline indicated in the Official University Calendar.
  3. A graduate student must have a minimum institutional average of  3.0 GPA and minimum 3.0 GPA in the degree program. Only grades in courses numbered 5000 - 8999 shall be counted in a student's institutional grade point average. The Georgia College Permanent Record will reflect an institutional average of all work attempted at the University once a student enters a graduate classification.
  4. A graduate student cannot earn less than a grade of C in any course to be counted for degree credit.  Higher minimum course grade requirements are set for certain degree programs and are listed as program requirements in this catalog. 
  5. A graduate student must earn all credit applied to the planned program within the prescribed period of seven years after initial acceptance to the graduate program, unless noted otherwise under specific degree program requirements. The requirements for individual programs may vary. Please refer to the degree program sections of the catalog for individual program requirements.
  6. A student planning to use transfer work to qualify for a degree must have official transcripts submitted to the Office of the Registrar no later than the beginning of the semester immediately preceding graduation exercises.
  7. Students may graduate in absentia provided they submit written notice to the Office of the Registrar of their intention to do so at least seven days before the date of commencement.
  8. Georgia College reserves the right to refuse to forward transcripts for any student who has an unsatisfactory conduct record or who is in financial arrears to the University.
  9. Students enrolled in degree programs requiring a thesis or final research paper must deposit the approved unbound original and one bound copy of their work in the Library and Instructional Technology Center. Other copies of the thesis or final research paper may be required by the department in which the major work has been done.