Change of Program

After a student has been admitted to a degree program, he/she may petition to change degree programs using the appropriate form available from the Graduate School.  The completed form must be approved by the Department Chairs of the old and new programs.  The petition to change programs must include a new Plan of Study for the new program and should be submitted and approved prior to the start of the effective semester.  A student who petitions successfully for transfer to a new degree program must complete the new program requirements in force at the time of the change of program.  Any courses credited from the old program must meet the time frame requirements for completion of the new program.  This process of changing programs only applies to changing from one program to another in a related discipline at the same degree level.  It cannot be used to change academic status or degree level.