Change of Graduate Program or Emphasis

Students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program and wish to change to another program or emphasis must seek official approval using one of the following procedures. Students should meet with the director of the graduate program of interest to determine which procedure to follow. The director will review the student’s record in light of current admission criteria, applicant pool and space available. If approved, the student will be subject to the policies and requirements in effect at the beginning of the semester or session of transfer.

Procedure One: File Petition for Change of Graduate Program or Emphasis

Students must submit a Petition for Change of Graduate Program or Emphasis (available on the Graduate Records Office website and at program departments) to the director of the graduate program of interest. Additional documentation may be required by the director. The decision of the director or department will be sent to the Registrar, which will notify the student, original department and other relevant offices on campus regarding the outcome of the petition.

Procedure Two: File Admission Application with Graduate Admissions Office

Students must submit a regular application form to the Graduate Admissions Office and include any additional or updated credentials that are not currently on file in that office. The application will be handled in the usual manner by the Graduate Admissions Office.