Plan B Option
The Plan B option is without thesis and requires a minimum of 30 credits of academic work.
A minimum of 16 semester credits in the major field is required and must include the 8100 Seminar.
Minor or Related field
Six or more semester credits in one or more areas outside the major.
The balance of the coursework taken to meet the 30 semester credit minimum (8 credits in addition to the 16 major field credits and 6 minor or related field credits) is determined by agreement between the student and advisor.
Plan B Papers
Two papers of publishable quality are required for the degree, one must include a research component in which there is analysis of data.
A final oral exam is required for degree completion. The basis of the oral exam is a defense of the Plan B Papers. The examination committee is composed of three faculty, two from the major and one from outside the program.