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Master's Degree Requirements

Guideline
Purpose: 

To provide the general and common requirements for the traditional degrees of Master of Arts and Master of Science

Applies to: 

All Lawrence/Edwards Graduate students

Campus: 
Edwards
Lawrence
Policy Statement: 

The University of Kansas Lawrence campus and all reporting units adhere to the Higher Learning Commission's (HLC's) requirements concerning master's degree program administration. All master's programs must be comprised of at least 50% course work designed for graduate credit and offered at the 700 level or above.

The general and common requirements for the traditional degrees of Master of Arts and Master of Science are provided in the policies listed below. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the professional schools have specific requirements for the degree programs they offer.

Contact: 

Graduate Studies
785-864-8040
graduate@ku.edu

Approved by: 
Graduate Studies
Approved on: 
Friday, June 12, 2009
Effective on: 
Friday, June 12, 2009
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Keywords: 
Master's degree requirements
Change History: 

02/22/2019: Technical edit - KU adheres to HLC rules.
02/09/2015: Graduate Studies updated hyperlinks and added required policy sections.

Academic Categories: 
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