Academic Requirements on Departmental Websites

 

Directors of Graduate Studies should ensure that their departmental websites clearly communicate their departments' academic requirements for students, including:

  • the total minimum number of credits and the total number of courses (both specifically-required and elective) required for the degree
  • course numbers and titles of all specifically-required courses
  • whether P/F courses count toward the degree, and if so, the limit (if any)
  • whether R courses count toward the degree, and if so, the limit (if any)
  • the specific rules for good academic standing.

GSAS also recommends that departments post their student handbooks in PDF format online, and keep them updated as new editions appear.