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Degree Requirements

General
For admittance to degree candidacy, students must have satisfied all outstanding prerequisites, completed a minimum of 39 approved course credits, achieved a final grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, and had their qualifying project approved by their committee. Students must have advanced to degree candidacy before being permitted to attend graduation ceremonies.

Qualifying Project
The final semester of the program comprises four interdisciplinary courses, through which students conceive and execute a professional-quality, independent thesis design project, subject to department approval. The thesis is theme-driven, comprised of completed exhibition design development and final design documents, an accompanying exhibition model and thesis paper.

Time Requirement for Degree Completion
Students may only matriculate full time; the program begins with the fall session and takes place over three consecutive semesters, ending in the second spring. The final semester coursework is dedicated to students' thesis design projects.
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