Graduate level course offerings: Graduate Studies

GRAD505, Graduate Enrollment. This six-credit hour administrative enrollment tool does not have any required meeting/lecture hours. Enrollment in GRAD505 allows students in project or thesis-based programs who have completed all course and project/thesis credits to maintain half-time status while finishing up their thesis/project work and defending/presenting their work. Students may enroll in GRAD505 only twice after which they will need the approval of the Associate Dean of the Faculty and the Graduate Studies Committee. GRAD505 may not be used toward meeting graduation credit hour requirements and should not be listed on the Plan of Study.

GRAD506, Graduate Enrollment. This one-credit hour administrative enrollment tool does not have any required meeting/lecture hours. Students should register for GRAD506 for every quarter they are enrolled in project or thesis-based programs while taking course, and/or thesis/project credit hours. GRAD506 may not be used toward meeting graduation credit hour requirements and should not be listed on the Plan of Study.

GRAD507, Graduate Enrollment. This one-credit hour administrative enrollment tool does not have any required meeting/lecture hours. Students should register for GRAD507 for every quarter they are enrolled in a course-based program while taking course credit hours. GRAD507 may not be used toward meeting graduation credit hour requirements and should not be listed on the Plan of Study.

GRAD508, Graduate Engrollment. This six-credit hour administrative enrollment tool does not have any required meeting/lecture hours. Students should register for GRAD508 when they will be participaitng in an off-campus co-op or internship. International students should not use GRAD508 when participating in CPT. GRAD508 may not be used toward meeting graduation credit hour requirements and should not be listed on the Plan of Study.

GRAD590, Curricular Practical Training (CPT). Any international student with an F-1 Visa employed by any company in the form of an internship, co-op, or practicum must enroll in a CPT course as part of the curriculum of study. The CPT experience is to be complimentary training to the student's curriculum and should contribute substantially to his/her learning experience. Students must have an offer of employment from a company prior to registering for this course. The CPT must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies, Director of International Student Services and the student's advisor. Students are required to submit a report at the conclusion of the employment to his/her advisor to receive a grade for the CPT experience. GRAD590 may not be used toward meeting graduation credit hour requirements and should not be listed on the Plan of Study.