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Independent Study / Special Topics

Independent study enables graduate students to pursue academic interests not addressed in conventional courses. A maximum of six hours of independent study may be used on a degree program.

No more than six hours in one of the following categories may be used to satisfy graduate degree requirements:

Special Topics (usually numbered as): 590, 591, 592, 679, 680, 681
Independent Study (usually numbered as): 597, 598, 599, 697, 698, 699

Seminar (usually numbered as): 693, 694, 695, 696

Workshop (usually numbered as): 594, 595, 596, 682, 683, 684, 685

Thesis/Final Project (usually numbered as): 690, 691, 692, 790, 791, 792

A graduate program of study may not include more than 12 hours of special topics, independent study, seminar and workshop courses, in combination, and no more than nine hours of 400-level courses.

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