Graduation Requirements

Degree candidates must file an application for graduation, with a $100.00 fee, by the graduation application deadline of the term in which they expect to graduate. Graduation application deadlines are listed in the Academic Calendar, and after the graduation application deadline, graduation fees are doubled. Students should file the form in the Office of the Registrar. Attendance at Commencement is expected. A graduation application is required before a degree will be awarded.

Participation in Commencement

Students must have completed or be within one course of completing the degree program and/or one degree completion requirement and must be able to complete this degree requirement by the end of the subsequent summer or fall term in order to participate in Commencement. 

Students must be in good financial standing with the University by the first day of final exams for the spring semester.

Candidates must apply to graduate with the Registrar's Office.  Please review the academic calendar for application deadlines.

College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs

Successful completion of all master degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences requires the student to earn a minimum 3.0 overall GPA. Successful completion of specialist degrees require a minimum 3.4 overall GPA.  In addition to GPA requirements, the following graduation requirements by program are shown below.

Master of Arts in English - Minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework; modern language requirement, thesis, oral examination.

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing - Minimum of 44 credit hours of coursework earning (P) passing grades to graduate. 

Master of Education in Educational Leadership - Minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework, passing score on the K-12 Florida Educational Leadership Exam (FELE).

Master of Education in Elementary Education: Educating for Social Justice - Minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework and successful completion of capstone project.

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Minimum of 60 credit hours, practicum, two internships, pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE), successful defense of portfolio.  

Master of Science in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling - Minimum of 60 credit hours, practicum, two internships, pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE), successful defense of portfolio. 

Master of Science in School Counseling - Minimum of 60 credit hours, practicum, two internships, pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE), successful defense of a portfolio.

Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction - Minimum of 30 credit hours, comprehensive oral examination, research action project.   

Degree candidates must file an application for graduation, with a $100.00 fee, by the graduation application deadline of the term in which they expect to graduate. Graduation application deadlines are listed in the Academic Calendar, and after the graduation application deadline, graduation fees are doubled. Students should file the form in the Office of the Registrar. Attendance at Commencement is expected. A graduation application is required before a degree will be awarded.

Participation in Commencement

Students must have completed or be within one course of completing the degree program and/or one degree completion requirement and must be able to complete this degree requirement by the end of the subsequent summer or fall term in order to participate in Commencement. 

Students must be in good financial standing with the University by the first day of final exams for the spring semester.

Candidates must apply to graduate with the Registrar's Office.  Please review the academic calendar for application deadlines.

School of Business Administration Graduate Programs

Successful completion of all graduate programs in the School of Business Administration requires that the student earn a minimum of 3.0 overall GPA in all advanced level courses. In addition, successful completion of the M.Acc. requires an overall minimum 3.0 GPA in all accounting courses in the program. A student who completes all required advanced level courses in a graduate business program with an overall GPA lower than a 3.0 may petition the director of that graduate program for permission to retake a maximum of two courses in which a grade of less than B was earned. The new grade will replace the one originally earned, although the original grade will remain on the student’s transcript.

Students needing to retake a required graduate-level elective course that is not currently offered will instead be permitted to take another graduate-level business elective course. This will count toward the two course maximum. The new grade will count toward the student’s overall GPA; the new grade, however, will not replace the previous grade.

Master of Pharmacy/M.B.A. Program: Students MUST complete all graduation requirements for the Master of Pharmacy program to be eligible to receive their Master of Business Administration, even if all MBA coursework has been completed.