Degree Level Change and Program Change
Students wanting to change a degree level must do the following:
Submit the Degree Level Change Request form. This form may only be used when changing degrees within the same department AND with exact degree titles.
The table below shows under which conditions a student must submit the Degree Level Change Request form.
|MS Thesis||to||MS Non-Thesis|
|MS Non-Thesis||to||MS Thesis|
|MS Thesis||to||Master of Engineering (Non-Thesis)|
|Master of Engineering (Non-Thesis)||to||MS Thesis|
|Currently in PHD and dropping||to||MS Thesis or MS (Non-Thesis)|
Note: All students submitting this form may also need to submit a new Degree Audit Form if one was already submitted prior to making the change in degree level
***For example, changing from an MS (Thesis) in “Chemical Engineering” to an MS (Non-Thesis) in “Chemical Engineering” constitutes a change to a degree level with the “Same Program Name”. Changing from an MS (Thesis) in “Geology” to an MS (non-thesis) in “Mineral Exploration” constitutes a change to a degree program with a “Different Degree Name”.
PhD students wanting to add a master’s degree with the exact same degree title (PhD in Electrical Engineering adding an MS in Electrical Engineering) must:
- Submit a Master’s Along the Way form
Students wanting to add degree programs must do the following:
Submit a new application online for the new degree program for the following conditions:
- If currently in PhD degree program and adding any Master’s degree program with a different degree title
- If currently in any Master’s degree program and adding a PhD degree program
- If changing Master’s degree major/title
Consult the new degree program/department to determine which components of the application they will require.