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 and diploma (for example, Master of Accountancy/Taxation).

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.