Department of Psychology Graduate Study

Department of Psychology Graduate Study

The Department of Psychology



Formal application for graduation must be made according to the dates specified in the schedule of classes. Application forms may be obtained from the Graduate Studies Office or the Office of the School of Natural and Social Sciences, King Hall D1051, or from the Department of Psychology.


  1. Course Substitutions. Students are not restricted to the courses listed on their official Masters Degree Program. However, unless they file the Application for Course Substitution Form (GS-5). As completed course may not be added to or deleted from the program. A course in which an incomplete was given is considered to be a completed course when filing for a course substitution and course substitution will not usually be allowed.

  2. Leave of Absence. Students in the graduate program who have achieved classified graduate standing and who must interrupt their progress for more than two consecutive quarters must fill out a Planned Student Leave Petition. Otherwise, students who break residency will be required to reapply to the University and will be held for any new requirements that may be in effect at the time of reapplicaton.

  3. Scholastic Probation. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or above in the program. If the GPA falls below 3.0 the student is placed on scholastic probation by the University and is expected to bring the gpa back to 3.0 within two quarters or 16 quarter units, whichever comes later. Courses on the approved program in which students received a "D" or "F" grade must be repeated. The new grade will be averaged with the old grade. A grade of incomplete is counted as an "F" if it has not been completed with a year. (NOTE: The program of Academic Renewal in which the student may repeat a course and receive the new grade in place of the old does not apply to graduate students.

  4. The Seven Year Rule. All courses on the approved program must be completed within seven years of the date when the student first enrolled in courses which are applied to the degree. This time limit includes completion of thesis and/or comprehensive examinations.

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