Concentrations in Graduate Programs

Concentrations, consisting of 9–12 credit hours, are offered within existing degree programs where the 9–12 credit hours constitute a coherent academic topic or theme. The concentration may include required and/or elective courses as long as the listing of elective courses (from which the concentration courses are selected) forms a coherent academic topic or theme.

The Graduate Council and the graduate dean must approve concentrations. Once approved, the program area may:

  1. Use the word concentration in their publications, and
  2. May have the concentration identified on the student’s transcript.

The graduate plan of study, filed with the Graduate School, must specify the name of the concentration and the courses to be taken as concentration courses.