Under a carefully administered program, students may develop a proposal for a master's degree that is not available in any one existing program, but combines elements of two or more existing master's degree programs. One-of-a-kind programs are possible in certain circumstances, and may be pursued in one of the following ways:
- A new student may develop a proposal for a master's degree that is not available in any one existing program. The proposal must be approved by an Advisory Committee comprised of three or more members of the graduate faculty from two or more programs. The proposal must be presented to the dean of the Graduate School, who will forward it to the Policies Committee of the Graduate Council for review and approval. The proposal must be signed by the student and the faculty member who is to serve as chair of the student's Advisory Committee; it must also be countersigned by the other faculty members of the Advisory Committee. The members of the Advisory Committee must be graduate faculty from programs that currently offer master's degrees.
- A student in an existing Wright State University master's program may, before having completed 18 credit hours of work, develop a proposal and follow the procedure as indicated above.
Regular graduate status requires an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.7 (based on a 4.0 system) or an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5, but with a 3.0, or better for the last 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours earned toward the undergraduate degree.
Students who have an undergraduate grade point average criterion less than that required for regular status and/or need to complete prerequisite coursework may be admitted in conditional status. Conditionally admitted students must achieve a 3.0 cumulative graduate grade point average the term in which they complete twelve or more quarter hours or eight or more semester hours since being admitted in this status. Students who have achieved the 3.0 grade point requirement, completed prerequisite courses, and have the approval of their graduate program will automatically be granted regular degree status. Graduate credit earned while in this status will apply toward degree requirements. Students in this category who do not meet the 3.0 grade point average requirement within the required time period will be dismissed from the Graduate School.
Conditional graduate status requires an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 (based on a 4.0 system) or an undergraduate GPA of less than 2.5 but above 2.3 but with a 2.7 or better in the last half of undergraduate work.