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Waiving Academic Residency

  • Residence requirements between advancement to candidacy and completion of the degree may be waived under special circumstances
  • Justification must be given under Section J (other) of petition.
  • EPC reviews all petitions to waive academic residency. A letter from the faculty advisor, endorsed by the department chair must be submitted with the petition.

Residence requirements are:

M.A., M.S. - Minimum of 3 academic quarters, at least one of which must follow advancement to candidacy.

M.A.S., M.Ed., M.Eng.
 - Minimum of 3 academic quarters.

M.P.I.A.
 - Minimum of 8 academic quarters.

M.F.A. - Minimum of 6 quarters for Visual Arts and 8 quarters for Theatre, at least one of which must follow advancement to candidacy.

Au.D
 - Minimum of 6 quarters, at least three quarters of which must follow advancement to candidacy.

D.M.A.
 - Minimum of 6 quarters, at least three quarters of which must follow advancement to candidacy.

Ed.D
 - Minimum of 6 quarters, at least three quarters of which must follow advancement to candidacy.

Ph.D
. - minimum 6 quarters, at least three quarters of which must follow advancement to candidacy.