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6000 Level Courses in a Program of Study

At least half of the credit hours used to meet program requirements must be at the 6000 level for master's students. For doctoral students, a minimum of 36 credit hours (including courses taken in a master's program) must be in 6000-level and 7000-level courses, which are designed, respectively, for graduate students and doctoral students only. For students with waived hours from an earned master's, this amount is at least one-half of the program hours remaining after the waived hours are applied.

Accelerated bachelor’s/master’s programs design the curriculum especially so that you may start taking 6000-level courses without special approval beyond admission to the accelerated program.

Undergraduate students with a GPA greater than 3.0 and within 9 hours of completing their undergraduate program may take graduate courses, provided they do not enroll for more than 12 total hours that semester. Undergraduate students wishing to do so must obtain permission from the graduate program director.

This policy applies to all current graduate students and is enforced for all graduate programs. 



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The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Central Florida.

Please note the commission's expectation that contact occur only if there is evidence to support significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. For other information about UCF’s SACSCOC accreditation, please contact the university's SACSCOC liaison in UCF's Office of Academic Affairs.

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