Please contact your department office, or look at your department’s section of this website for detailed descriptions of the degrees and credentials offered through the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education. It is important to review your department materials because each emphasis has additional milestones above and beyond what is listed below. Additionally, for University requirements, please refer to the Graduate Division’s Graduate Handbook.
For Degree Completion, students must fulfill all University and departmental degree requirements that were in effect the academic year they were admitted to graduate school, as stated in the UCSB General Catalog and departmental materials. To be advanced to candidacy for either the master’s or doctorate and ultimately be awarded a graduate degree, students must remove any deficiencies (e.g., Incompletes or No Grade recorded) found during degree checks performed by the Student Affairs Office and the Graduate Division.
Department and/or emphasis requirements may change during the course of a student’s graduate career. If degree requirements change, students are usually given the option of continuing under the original program or changing to the revised curriculum, depending on which alternative appears more appropriate for their interests. It is important that students notify the Student Affairs Office if choosing to follow new requirements.