Graduate catalog, 1996-1997
The Graduate Scbool ofi'ers programs of study leadiag to the master's degree m 86 fields and the doctorate m 52. Each student's program zs planned with an advisory conamnee of graduate faculty members to provide the opportunity for gauung advanced knowledge in the particular field of study. Graduate education u the final stage iu the development of mtellectual Independence. It is different from undergraduate education m that tbe student is tncouraged to establish prenuses, to hypothasize and to defend both the ~ ard tbe conclusions of independent investigation. The burden of proof for tbe veriTiability of knowledge rests on tbe student, not on the faculty member. Emphasis u placed upon the student's scholarly development through formal course work, senuoars, research and mdependem investigatioa.
Gnxhtam students are expected to famiharize themselves with the requuements for the degrees for which they are caadidates and are held responsible for the fulfillment of these requu emeute.
Tbe Graduate School olfers pmgrams of study leading to the Master of Science degree,
the Master of Arts degree and the Master's degree m certam designated fields.
MASTER OF SCIENCE AND MASTER OF ARTS
For aII Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees, the pmgrsms are planned with the objective of making possible a reasooable, comprehensive mastery of the subject matter in a chosen field. In most cases, the Master of Science snd Master of Arts pmgrams provide training and expertence m research in order to familiarize the student with the methods, iileals and goals of btdependent investigation. In these cases, ~ve of most Master of Science and Master of Arts degree programs, a thesis is required. A small number of Master of Science and Master of programs do not requue a thesis.
MASTER'S DEGREE IN A DESIGNATED FIELD
A number of departments and programs offer master's degrees in designated fields.
These are professiooal degrees and do not require a thesis.
REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER'S DEGREES
All ~ axl pmgrsms offenng master's degrees may choose to offer the degree