Part-time and Full-time Study
At the Graduate level, 9 credits or more per term are considered full time. Therefore, 8 credits or fewer per term are considered part time. The graduate programs are organized around the idea that most students will be studying on a part-time basis.
If you wish to enroll for full-time study, you must first obtain permission from the chair/coordinator of your program. The number of credits for which you are registered in a term determines:
- tuition and fees,
- eligibility for financial aid and some fellowships and scholarships, and
- the pace with which you complete the program.