Option B Master's Degree

The Option B Master's degree requires that students adhere to the general guidelines for a Master of Arts or Master of Science degree with the following exceptions: 

  1. A comprehensive oral exam is not required 

  2. A thesis is not required 

  3. Departmental research credit hours will not be included as part of the course work 

  4. Individual departments define other requirements for their Option B program, such as additional course work or final projects 

  5. Option B Master's degree programs may not carry an officially designated minor 

  6. Students have a single assigned advisor rather than an advisory committee.