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Graduate Academic Policies
Graduation Requirements

1. Meet with an advisor to plan a course of study.
2. Successfully complete a qualifying examination.
3. Earn a minimum of 45 credits from the course requirements.
4. Maintain a 3.0 GPA (on a scale of 4.0).
5. Successfully complete a thesis.
6. Maintain a good standing with the University.
7. File an application for graduation by the published deadline.
8. Meet all financial obligations.

Full Term Status
Students may apply for full-time, part-time or per diem study. The maximum academic load for a full-time student is nine semester credit hours. Additional courses beyond this require the approval of the dean. The approval shall be dependent upon the superior academic achievement of the student.

The course load for a student on academic probation is six credit hours. Part time study allows a student to take up to six credits in a semester. Per diem study is available for students who are auditing classes, non-degree seeking and/or taking less than six credits within an academic year. University of Fort Lauderdale graduate students are expected to have a broad background in their major areas of study. Most students take three core courses in the areas of specialization during their first semester of study.

Graduate Studies Plan
The graduate program is designed to allow the student to complete the degree requirements in 18-24 months. Students have the option of accelerating their studies in accordance with their personal schedules and competencies. The program offers concurrent course enrollment and completion.

Faculty members are the content experts and responsible for assuring the completion of course objectives in the various core subjects. General core subjects include Foundations of Research and Doctrine of God. These subjects are held in 16-week sessions within the traditional classroom setting.

Paper Submission
As part of the coursework initiative, a research paper requirement will be established for every course. Papers must be submitted using the APA writing format.

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