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application-credits-fall2018Design, Housing, and Apparel Degre Degree Planning

Design Graduate Program:  Degree Plan/Planner

 

Deadlines for filing Degree Plan:

 

Master's students:   File by the end of the second semester.

MFA and Doctoral students:   File by the middle of the third semester. 

 

Students meet with their advisers and committee members to discuss their program of study prior to filing the degree program. All committee members must be identified prior to filing the degree program. The following documents are required:

 

For Students Entering the Program PRIOR to Fall 2016:   If you need to make changes to an existing graduate degree plan, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator. Once approved, paperwork should be submitted to the Graduate Program Coordinator.  The student will also submit their commitee online.

 

Instructions for Students Entering the Program Fall 2016 and Later:   Students who entered the program Fall 2016 or after will use the automated Graduate Planning and Audit System or GPAS.  Access GPAS through MyU>Academics>Degree Progress>Graduate Planning and Audit System.  GPAS is a tool for planning your coursework and ensuring students have met necessary requirements.  Students should check GPAS frequently (at least once each semester) throughout their time in the program, including prior to graduation.

 

Students must submit the following program forms prior to making any changes in GPAS.   Forms can be found on the program website: 

 http://dha.design.umn.edu/programs/grad/CurrentStudents.html

 

  1. The completed "Degree Planning" worksheet, also known as “Coursework Planning & Clearance Sheet,” to indicate which courses are being used to fulfil program components.  Planning sheets are in Word and can be edited directly.  Be sure to save a copy for future changes. 
  2. The signed "Transfer Credit Approval" form, where applicable. Transfer coursework must be approved by the student's advisor and committee. Coursework from international institutions need additional approval from the Gradate Admissions Office, which the Graduate Program Coordinator will obtain. GPAS students should NOT use the transfer credit function in GPAS.  All students should use the Transfer Credit Approval form.  
  3. "Course Allocation and Substitution Approval" form, where applicable. Coursework appearing in the “Courses Not Allocated” section of your GPAS record need approval to move them to the correct requirement.  Please submit the form to the Graduate Program Coordinator (hardcopy preferred).  If you need to move a course for a declared minor, you must contact that program’s Director of Graduate Studies or Graduate Program Coordinator.
  4. “Program Approval Form” (signed by all Design members of the student’s committee to indicate that all committee members approve of the proposed coursework).
  5. “Graduate Planner” submitted via GPAS.  Students include only future coursework necessary to complete the degree requirements.  If you have already taken all the coursework or are currently enrolled, you can submit the planner without any courses added to it.
  6. Once approved, paperwork should be submitted to the Graduate Program Coordinator. 
  7. If approved, the Graduate Program Coordinator will submit exceptions (including transfer coursework) to GSSP, and cc the student.  Once the exceptions are approved, students should review the GPAS Planner to make sure everything is correct.
  8. The Graduate Planner is reviewed and either returned to the student if not approved or approved by the Graduate Program Coordinator and/or the Director Graduate Studies. 

The student will also submit their committee online.

 

PhD students on GPAS who wish to add a master's degree should see GPAS Adding a Master's Along the Way.

 

Transfer Courswork:

University of Minnesota Policy Statement:

Graduate course credits earned at other accredited institutions may be transferred to master’s or doctoral degree plans subject to approval by the University graduate program and the limits described below.  In the case of a transfer from a non-United States institution, graduate course credits to be transferred must have been earned in a program judged by the University graduate program to be comparable to a graduate degree program of a regionally accredited institution in the United States.  Transfer of thesis credits is not allowed.

  • For master’s degrees – A minimum of 60% of total course credits (not including thesis credits) required for a specific master’s degree must be taken at the University. Transferred credits can include a maximum of 12 graduate course credits taken as non-degree seeking or non-admitted status. Transfer of thesis credits is not allowed.
  • For doctoral degrees – Individual programs may determine, on a case-by-case basis, how many transfer course credits doctoral students may apply toward their degree requirement. However, doctoral students must take a minimum of 12 course credits at the University. Transferred credits can include a maximum of 12 graduate course credits taken as non-degree seeking or non-admitted status. Transfer of thesis credits is not allowed.

 

Effective Fall 2018, see new polices regarding transfer and degree requirements:

https://www.grad.umn.edu/about-policies-governance/application-credits-fall2018

 

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