Every student doing research or formal course work must be enrolled for the number of credit hours which reflects accurately the student's demands on faculty time and University facilities. Graduate students in the M.S. degree program or students in the Ph.D. program who have not yet completed the oral comprehensive examination should be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each semester and 3 credit hours in the summer whether they are supported by a teaching assistantship, a research assistantship, or personal funds. Students receiving veteran’s benefits must enroll in 12 credit hours each semester.
After an aspirant for the Ph.D. degree completes the Oral Comprehensive Examination, he or she shall enroll for a minimum of 6 credit hours each semester and 3 credit hours each summer session until 18 post-comprehensive hours or the requirements of the degree are completed (whichever comes first). The 18 post-comprehensive hours may include the semester in which the examination is passed. (Note: The Graduate School considers the semester to be over on STOP DAY.) If after completing the 18 hours, the student has not completed the requirements for the degree, he or she shall enroll for at least 1 credit hour of CHEM 999 (Doctoral Dissertation) each semester and each summer session until the degree requirements are completed.
After an M.S. candidate has completed 30 credit hours, he or she should enroll in a minimum of 1 credit hour each semester and each summer session until the degree has been completed.