Residence and Candidacy
The minimum residence requirement is three quarters. Residence is established by satisfactory completion of six units per quarter, some of which must be at the graduate level. Am 12/9/14
Language requirements, if any, adopted by individual departments shall be administered by the Dean of Graduate Studies, as the Graduate Council shall direct.
All Master's degree programs must be in conformity with one of the following two plans:
Plan I. Thesis Plan ‑ Credit must be obtained for 36 quarter units distributed as follows: at least 12 units must be in graduate courses in the major field, no more than 12 units may be in upper‑division courses, and there must be at least 6 research units which lead to a Master's thesis to be approved by a committee of three faculty members appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies. Am 12/9/14
Plan II. Comprehensive Examination Plan ‑ Credit must be obtained for 36 quarter units of which at least 14 must be in graduate courses in the major field, 10 additional units in graduate courses, and 12 units in graduate or upper‑division courses. A comprehensive final examination, designated as a Master's examination, must be passed.