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Last Revision: January 30, 2024

Appropriate Program Progression

All graduate programs have an optimal order of courses, as displayed in the Graduate Catalog and on your Academic Plan. The order of courses has been designed to help you build your knowledge and skills through the program content. If you are not sure of the best course to take next, please reach out to Academic Advising.

The standard master's degree course progression follows a typical order:

  • First Required Course as designated by each program
  • Core courses
  • Major and/or Concentration courses
  • Electives
  • Final Program Requirement, dependent on academic plan: Comprehensive Exam, Capstone Course or Practicum Course