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for an exception to the policy allowing a maximum transfer of 6 semester hours may be submitted by the Department Chair. The request must be approved by the college or school dean.

No graduate credit is accepted for courses completed by correspondence.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES

It is the responsibility of the student to become thoroughly acquainted with all graduate regulations, including admission and degree requirements. All graduate students should become familiar with the Graduate Bulletin and departmental program requirements. Students enrolling in graduate courses must possess satis- factory prerequisite experiences for each course taken. Students should consult their advisors, advisory committee, department chair, and/or the course instructor prior to enrollment in any course.

SECOND MASTER’S DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Students desiring to pursue a second master’s degree at Delta State University shall have completed all requirements for the first master’s degree at Delta State or another accredited university. In general, the same basic requirements for gen- eral admission, admission to candidacy, and other conditions previously stated in this catalog relative to the first master’s degree are also applicable to the second degree.

Upon recommendation of the student’s advisor and with approval of the college or school dean, a candidate for a second master’s degree may transfer up to 9 semester hours of credit from the first degree program.

CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM

Cheating and plagiarism are not tolerated. If it is established that a violation has occurred, the student will receive an automatic F in the course in which the offense occurred and a letter will be placed in the student’s official file in the office of the college or school dean. A second offensewill result inexpulsion from the degree program.

Plagiarism in a Delta State University graduate thesis/dissertation will result in denial/removal of the degree, and the person will be denied admission to or be expelled from subsequent degree programs at Delta State University.

STUDENT ACADEMIC GRIEVANCE POLICY A student who feels that he/she has been treated unfairly may appeal as follows:

  • 1.

    Discuss the problem with the instructor.

  • 2.

    Discuss the problem with the department/division chair.

  • 3.

    Discuss the problem with the college=school dean.

  • 4.

    If the problem has not been satisfactorily resolved after these three steps, the

student may make written appeal to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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