Graduate Learning Outcomes for doctoral and masters’ programs were approved by the Faculty Senate on Jan 13, 2011 (doctoral) and April 14, 2011 (master's). These graduate learning outcomes, as approved by Faculty Senate, are:

Learning outcomes for Ph.D. Degree programs state that the student shall:

  1. Produce and defend an original significant contribution to knowledge.
  2. Demonstrate mastery of subject material.
  3. Conduct scholarly activities in an ethical manner.

Learning outcomes for master's degree programs state that the student shall:

  1. Conduct research or produce some other form of creative work.
  2. Demonstrate mastery of subject material.
  3. Conduct scholarly or professional activities in an ethical manner.

All graduate learning outcomes are assessed each year. To learn more about graduate learning outcomes assessment, consult the Assessment and Accreditation webpage.