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:
- Use the word concentration in their publications, and
- 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.