Graduate Policies and Procedures Manual

1.90 Change of Program (Major)

Students who wish to change from one degree program to another must follow one of the procedures outlined below.

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College of Education and Human Services students may request a program change by submitting a Change of Program Form to the College's Office of Graduate Student Services. The College of Education and Human Services will consider approval of the change, and inform the Graduate School that the student’s program has been changed. The Graduate School will update the student’s records accordingly.

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College of Nursing and Health students may request a change of concentration by submitting a Change of Concentration Form to the College of Nursing and Health office. The College will consider approval of the change, and inform the Graduate School that the student’s program has been changed. The Graduate School will update the student’s records accordingly.

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M.B.A. students in the Raj Soin College of Business who wish to change their concentration within that program may submit a request to the Director of Graduate Business Programs in the College of Business. The College of Business will consider approval of the change, and inform the Graduate School that the student’s program has been changed. The Graduate School will update the student’s records accordingly.

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All other students requesting a change of program must complete and submit an application for admission to the Graduate School. (Note - new letters of recommendation may be required. If permission to use the previous letter (s) for the new program is granted in writing to the students by the original author(s) and the new program, new letters will not be required.) The application and supporting documents will be forwarded to and reviewed by the program concerned and subsequently by the Associate Director of Graduate Admissions. The Graduate School will notify students of the admission decision.

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In all cases, students who change from one graduate program to another, or who change their concentration or major within a program, must file a new Program of Study with the Graduate School (see section 6.20) no later than the end of the second term after the start of the new program.