requirements indicated in the catalog and from the specific graduate program at
the time of a student’s entry into Viterbo University remain in effect as long
as the student attends on an uninterrupted basis and completes a degree within the
timeline established by the specific program. Curriculum changes that occur
between catalog publications are communicated to students in a timely manner.
To receive the
Viterbo University master’s degree, a student shall:
- successfully complete the minimum
semester credit hours, including all courses required by the specific graduate
- have a minimum cumulative grade
point average of 3.0 for all coursework, with no individual course grade lower
than a C or 2.0.
Time to Degree
A program should
be completed within five years of formal admittance to the program, except for
the Master of Arts in Education which allows seven years for completion.
All students must be
enrolled for a minimum of one course in the semester in which they plan to finish
their requirements. Because of the preparation involved with commencement and
federal reporting requirements related to earning a degree, students must participate
in the ceremony in the term they complete requirements. Students completing
requirements in the summer must attend the preceding May ceremony.
Students must file an
application for degree form in the Office of the Registrar no later than Sep. 15
for December graduates and Jan. 15 for May/summer graduates. The
deadline for Master of Arts in Education summer graduates is Apr. 1.This
form indicates the intent to graduate and is used to provide information to
students concerning commencement events. A cap, gown, and hood are required
if attending the commencement ceremony and may be purchased from the bookstore.
ceremonies for the Master of Arts in Education program occur in July. The
degree conferral date is August 1. Students will submit an application for
degree upon registration for EDUC 604. All graduation fees will be assessed at
Degrees are official
after the registrar checks that students have met all graduation requirements.
The date listed on the diploma/transcript will be the degree conferral date for
the term in which the requirements were met.. Summer degree conferral is August
by graduates will be sent approximately eight weeks after the grades for the
semester are due, to the address listed on the application for degree form. All
indebtedness to the university must be cleared before a diploma and official transcripts
will be released. The transcript, not the diploma, is proof of an earned
degree. Only one diploma is ever issued.