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Graduate Academic Regulations

Graduate Academic Regulations

An update of the Graduate Academic Regulations was approved by the American University Faculty Senate on May 13, 2015. These will govern all American University students enrolled in graduate degree programs, in graduate certificate programs, or as graduate non-degree students beginning Fall semester 2015. Until Fall 2015, the current Graduate Academic Regulations are being enforced.

Future training and information sessions for faculty, staff, and students concerning the updated regulations will be announced this summer. A schedule of these trainings will be available on this website.

These regulations will be in effect starting August 31, 2015: Graduate Academic Regulations

A summary of the major changes between the regulations approved recently and the regulations approved in 2012 can be found here. This document only summarizes these changes and should not be construed as actual policy.

Current Graduate Regulations - Effective until August 31, 2015

1. Preamble

2. Admissions Policies

3. Evaluation of Academic Performance

4. Graduate Assistantships

5. Degree Requirements

6. Credit Requirements

7. Requirements for a Graduate Certificate

8. Requirements for a Master’s Degree

9. Requirements for a Ph.D. Degree

10. Registration Policies

Appendix I - Exception Decision Chart

Appendix II - Glossary