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Table of Contents
                            UTSA Graduate Catalog 2013–15
Contents
Admission
	Philosophy
	Graduate Degree-Seeking Students
	Special Graduate Students
	Non-Degree-Seeking Graduate Students
	International Students
	Academic Fresh Start
	Teacher Certification (Standard or Supplemental)
		Criminal History Checks
		Fitness to Teach Policy
	Declaration of Previous College Work Attempted
	Application Deadlines and Fees
	Admission Procedures
	Readmission
General Academic Regulations
	Registration Procedures
		Academic Advising
		Registration for Classes
		Late Registration
		Adding Courses After Late Registration
		Maximum Hours of Enrollment in Summer Terms
		Dropping Courses
		Auditing Courses
		Cancellation of Enrollment
		Withdrawal from the University
		English Language Assessment Procedure
	Records and Classification of Students
		Classification Terms
		Time Status Terms
		Verification of Enrollment and Degree
		Transcripts
		Release of Academic Records
		Catalog of Graduation
		Change of Major, Degree, or Classification
		Change of Name
		Change of Address
	Courses
		Course Numbering System
		Prerequisites
		Extended Education Courses
		Distance Learning Courses
		Independent Study Courses
	Grades
		Explanation of Credit, Grading System, and Symbols
		Repeating Courses
		Administrative Procedures
			Reporting of Grades by Faculty
			Grade Reports
			Change of Grades
			Class Participation Policy
			Academic and Grade Grievance Procedure
		Student Study Days
	Academic Standing
		Good Standing
		Academic Probation
		Academic Dismissal
		Graduate Reinstatement
	Graduation
		Graduation Dates
		Applying for the Degree
		Applying for a Graduate Certificate
	Academic Honesty
Certificate Programs
	Admission Requirements
	Course Restrictions
		Certificate of Professional Development in Geographic Information Science
		Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
		Certificate in Bilingual Reading Specialist
		Certificate in the Business of Health
		Certificate in Creative Writing
		Certificate in Digital Learning Design
		Certificate in Higher Education Administration
		Certificate in Historic Preservation
		Certificate in Keyboard Pedagogy
		Certificate in Keyboard Performance
		Certificate in Nonprofit Administration and Leadership
		Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Development
		Certificate in Rhetoric and Composition
		Certificate in Security Studies
		Certificate in Spanish Translation Studies
		Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language
		Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship and Management
		Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning
		Graduate Certificate in Voice Pedagogy
	Completion of Requirements for Certificate
Master’s Degree Regulations
	Degree Requirements
		University-wide Requirements
		Comprehensive Examination
		Supervising Committee
		Options for Master’s Degrees
			Thesis Option (Option I)
			Nonthesis Option (Option II)
		Limitation on Repeating Courses for Credit
		Catalog of Graduation
		Additional Master’s Degrees
	Transfer of Credit
		Limitations
			Quantity
			Time Limitation
		Evaluation of Courses
			Transfers within The University of Texas System
		Course Types and Acceptability
			Accepted on a Limited Basis
			Not Accepted
Doctoral Degree Regulations
	Degree Requirements
		University-wide Requirements
		Residence Requirement
		Milestones Agreement Form
		Grade Point Average
		Course Requirements
			Support Work
		Language Proficiency
		Continuous Doctoral Enrollment
		Leave of Absence
	Transfer of Credit
		Limited Acceptability
			UTSA Undergraduate Courses
		Not Accepted
			Correspondence and Extension Courses
			Courses Counted for Another Degree
	Graduate Program Committee Requirements
	Admission to Candidacy
	Completing the Degree
		Program of Study
		Qualifying Examination
			Registration during Examination Semester(s)
		Dissertation Committee
		Time Limit for Completing Doctoral Degree
		Doctoral Dissertation
		Final Oral Examination (Defense of Dissertation)
		Submission and Publication of Dissertation
		Approval of the Degree
Graduate Program Requirements & Course Descriptions
Ph.D. in Translational Science
College of Architecture
	MS in Urban and Regional Planning
	URP Courses
	Department of Architecture
		Master of Architecture
		MS in Architecture
		Certificate in Historic Preservation
		Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning
		ARC Courses
		COA Courses
		CSM Courses
College of Business
	Master of Business Administration
	MBA – Business of Health Concentration
	Executive MBA
	MBA in International Business
	Dual MBA / MPH Program
	PhD in Business Administration
	Certificate in the Business of Health
	BOH Courses
	GBA Courses
	Accounting
		Five-Year (150-Hour) Professional Accounting Program
		Master of Accountancy
		PhD in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Accounting
		ACC Courses
	Economics
		MBA – Business Economics Concentration
		MA in Economics
		ECO Courses
	Entrepreneurship and Technology Management
		MBA – Entrepreneurship Concentration
		MBA – Management of Technology Concentration
		MBA – Project Management Concentration
		MS in Management of Technology
		Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship and Management
		ENT Courses
		MOT Courses
	Finance
		MBA – Finance Concentration
		MBA – Real Estate Finance Concentration
		MS in Construction Science and Management
		MS in Finance
			General Option
			Real Estate Finance Concentration
		Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Finance
		Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Development
		FIN Courses
	Information Systems and Cyber Security
		MBA – Information Assurance Concentration
		MBA – Information Systems Concentration
		MS in Information Technology
			Information Assurance Concentration
		PhD in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Information Technology
		IS Courses
	Management
		PhD in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Organization and Management Studies
		MGT Courses
		BLW Courses
	Management Science and Statistics
		MBA – Management Science Concentration
		MS in Applied Statistics
		PhD in Applied Statistics
		MS Courses
		STA Courses
	Marketing
		MBA – Marketing Management Concentration
		MBA – Tourism Destination Development Concentration
		PhD in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Marketing
		MKT Courses
College of Education and Human Development
	Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
		MA in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies
			Bicultural-Bilingual Education Concentration
			Bicultural Studies Concentration
		MA in Teaching English as a Second Language
		PhD in Culture, Literacy and Language
		Certificate in Bilingual Reading Specialist
		Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language
		BBL Courses
		ESL Courses
	Counseling
		MA in Counseling
		PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision
		COU Courses
	Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
		Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
			Educational Leadership Concentration
			Higher Education Administration Concentration
		Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
		Certificate in Higher Education Administration
		EDL Courses
		EDU Courses
		HSA Courses
		LDR Courses
	Educational Psychology
		MA in School Psychology
		Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
		Certificate in Digital Learning Design
		EDP Courses
	Health and Kinesiology
		MS in Health and Kinesiology
		KAH Courses
	Interdisciplinary Leaning and Teaching
		MA in Education
			Curriculum and Instruction Concentration
			Early Childhood and Elementary Education Concentration
			Instructional Technology Concentration
			Literacy Education Concentration
			Special Education Concentration
		PhD in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
		ALT Courses
		C&I Courses
		ECE Courses
		ILR Courses
		IST Courses
		ILT Courses
		SPE Courses
College of Engineering
	EGR Courses
	Biomedical Engineering
		MS in Biomedical Engineering
		PhD in Biomedical Engineering
		BME Courses
	Civil and Environmental Engineering
		MS in Civil Engineering
		Master of Civil Engineering
		PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering
		CE Courses
	Electrical and Computer Engineering
		MS in Electrical Engineering
		MS in Computer Engineering
		MS in Advanced Materials Engineering
		PhD in Electrical Engineering
		EE Courses
		MATE Courses
	Mechanical Engineering
		MS in Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering
		MS in Mechanical Engineering
		PhD in Mechanical Engineering
		ME Courses
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
	Anthropology
		MA in Anthropology
		PhD in Anthropology
		ANT Courses
	Art and Art History
		MFA in Art
		MA in Art History
		ART Courses
		AHC Courses
	Communication
		MA in Communication
		COM Courses
	English
		MA in English
		Certificate in Creative Writing
		Certificate in Rhetoric and Composition
		PhD in English
		ENG Courses
	History
		MA in History
		HIS Courses
	Modern Languages and Literatures
		MA in Spanish
		Certificate in Spanish Translation Studies
		SPN Courses
		FL Courses
		FRN Courses
		GER Courses
		LNG Courses
	Music
		Master of Music Degree
		Certificate in Keyboard Pedagogy
		Certificate in Keyboard Performance
		Certificate in Voice Pedagogy
		MUS Courses
	Political Science and Geography
		MA in Political Science
		Certificate in Security Studies
		POL Courses
		GRG Courses
	Psychology
		MS in Psychology
		PhD in Psychology
		PSY Courses
	Sociology
		MS in Sociology
		SOC Courses
College of Public Policy
	Criminal Justice
		MS in Justice Policy
		CRJ Courses
	Demography
		PhD in Applied Demography
		DEM Courses
	Public Administration
		Master of Public Administration
		Certificate in Nonprofit Administration and Leadership
		PAD Courses
	Social Work
		Master of Social Work
		SWK Courses
College of Sciences
	Biology
		MS in Biology
		MS in Biotechnology
		MS in Environmental Science
		PhD in Biology
			Concentration in Neurobiology
			Concentration in Cell and 
Molecular Biology
		BIO Courses
		ES Courses
	Chemistry
		MS in Chemistry
		PhD in Chemistry
		CHE Courses
	Computer Science
		MS in Computer Science
			Concentration in Computer and Information Security
			Concentration in Software Engineering
		PhD in Computer Science
		CS Courses
	Geological Sciences
		MS in Geology
		Certificate in Geographic Information Science
		GEO Courses
	Mathematics
		MS in Mathematics
		MS in Mathematics Education
		MS in Applied Mathematics–Industrial Mathematics
		MAT Courses
		AIM Courses
	Physics and Astronomy
		MS in Physics
		PhD in Physics
		PHY Courses
Graduate Faculty
	College of Architecture
	College of Business
	College of Education and Human Development
	College of Engineering
	College of Liberal and Fine Arts
	College of Public Policy
	College of Sciences
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Document Text Contents
Page 1

The University of Texas at San Antonio
May 2013

GRADUATE CATALOG

2013–2015

Page 2

No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the bene-
fits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity
sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any
of its component institutions, on any basis prohibited by applicable
law, including but not limited to race, color, national origin, religion,
gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability.

Students should refer to the UTSA Information Bulletin (http://utsa.
edu/infoguide/) for additional policies, procedures, and information
directly related to their enrollment at UTSA.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is accredited by the
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate
degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern
Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for ques-
tions about the accreditation of The University of Texas at San
Antonio.

The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, expressed
or implied, between any applicant, student, or faculty member and
The University of Texas at San Antonio or The University of Texas
System. This catalog is a general information publication, and it
does not contain all regulations that relate to students.

The University of Texas at San Antonio reserves the right to with-
draw courses at any time and to change fees, tuition, rules, calen-
dar, curriculum, degree programs, degree requirements, graduation
procedures, and any other requirement affecting students. The poli-
cies, regulations, and procedures stated in this catalog are subject to
change without prior notice, and changes become effective when-
ever the appropriate authorities so determine and may apply to both
prospective students and those already enrolled. University policies
are required to be consistent with policies adopted by the Board of
Regents of The University of Texas System and are in compliance
with state and federal laws.

Students are held individually responsible for meeting all require-
ments as determined by The University of Texas at San Antonio
and The University of Texas System. Failure to read and comply
with policies, regulations, and procedures will not exempt a
student from whatever penalties he or she may incur.

The Alma Mater
“Hail UTSA”

From our hills of oak and cedar
To the Alamo,

Voices raised will echo
As, in song, our praises flow.

Hail Alma Mater!
Through the years our loyalty will grow.

The University of Texas
San Antonio.

The Mascot
The roadrunner, a bird representative of the Texas Hill Country

and the Southwest, was voted the UTSA mascot in 1977.

The School Colors
Official colors of The University of Texas System are orange and white.

Upon recommendation from the UTSA Student Representative Assembly,
the Board of Regents approved the addition of blue to the

orange and white for UTSA’s school colors.

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170 | College of Engineering

BME 6703 Biomedical Imaging
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the BME Program
Director.
This course will examine, from a systems perspective, the tech-
niques used in a variety of medical imaging modalities, which
include X-ray imaging, computed tomography (CT), magnetic reso-
nance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine (PET), ultrasound imaging,
optical imaging and photoacoustic imaging. The fundamental prin-
ciples and engineering underlying each imaging modality will be
discussed and a performance analysis of each system will be exam-
ined. With approval from the BME Program Director, credit for this
course can be counted towards satisfying the imaging core course
for Ph.D. students. (Credit can be earned for only one of the fol-
lowing: BME 6703 or RADI 5015 at UTHSCSA.)

BME 6713 Biomedical Signal Processing
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
Theory and classification of biological signals such as EEG, EKG,
EMG, etc. Data acquisition and analysis procedures for biological
signals, including computer applications.

BME 6723 Bioinstrumentations
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
This course will cover fundamental principles of bioinstrumenta-
tion used in clinical and research measurements. Topics include:
principles of transducer operation, amplifiers and signal processing,
recording and display. Overview of specific examples in optical
sensors, biological sensors, MRI, ultrasound, pacemakers and
defibrillators.

BME 6733 Microfabrication and Application
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
This course describes the science of miniaturization which is essen-
tial for nanotechnology development. Microfabrication techniques
for micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), bioMEMS, micro-
fluidics, and nanomaterials and their applications in biomedical
research will be covered.

BME 6743 Biophotonics
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
This course describes the fundamental principles of biophotonics
and their wide range of applications in biomedical research. Topics
will include fundamentals of light interactions with molecules, cells,
and tissues, optical biosensing (fiber-optic biosensors, evanescent
wave biosensors, surface plasmon resonance biosensors), optical
imaging (transmission microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, con-
focal scanning microscopy, multiphoton microscopy, fluorescence
lifetime imaging microscopy), flow cytometry, photodynamic
therapy, laser tweezers and laser scissors, and nanotechnology for
biophotonics.

BME 6753 Biosensors: Fundamentals and Applications
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
This course will cover biosensing basics and in-depth view of device
design and performance analysis. Topics include optical, electro-
chemical, acoustic, piezoelectric, and nano-biosensors. Emphasized
applications in biomedical, environmental, and homeland security
areas are discussed.

BME 6793 Topics in Image and Signal Processing
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
May be repeated for credit on a different topic of study.

BME 6803 Biomechanics I
(2-3) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: BME 6033 and graduate standing.
Fundamental applications of engineering mechanics in studying and
modeling fluid flow, tissues, organs, and the whole human body will
be discussed. This course includes a laboratory. (Formerly BME
6833. Same as ME 6833. Credit can be earned for only one of the
following: BME 6803, BME 6833, ME 5833, or ME 6833.)

BME 6823 Biomechanics II
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
This course covers biomechanics of biological tissue deformation
and their constitutive equations. Topics may include elasticity,
viscoelasticity, deformation, stress analysis, strain measurement,
stress and strain in organs. Tissues covered may include heart, blood
vessels, cartilage, and bone.

BME 6863 Mechanical Behavior of Living Tissues
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
Stress-strain relationships, viscoelasticity, mechanical properties,
and mechanical modeling of collagenous and mineralized human
tissues will be addressed. (Formerly BME 6513. Credit cannot be
earned for both BME 6863 and BME 6513.)

BME 6873 Biofluid Mechanics
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: BME 6803 or ME 3663 or consent
of the instructor.
This course is an introduction to the fluid dynamics concepts neces-
sary to design and perform research in physiological and biofluid
mechanics, with a special emphasis in the quantitative under-
standing and fundamental engineering concepts of the human sys-
temic and pulmonary circulation. Computational and experimental
techniques will be studied with hands-on research projects based on
student interest.

BME 6893 Topics in Biomechanics
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
May be repeated for credit on a different topic of study. (Same as
ME 6893. Credit cannot be earned for both BME 6893 and ME 6893
when the topic is the same.)

BME 6903 Biomaterials
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
Fundamentals of biomaterials science and engineering principles
and concepts in repairing, replacing, and protecting human tissues
and organs will be discussed. (Formerly BME 5903 and BME 6813.
Same as ME 6813. Credit can be earned for only one of the fol-
lowing: BME 5903, BME 6903, BME 6813, ME 5813 or ME 6813.)

BME 6913 Biomaterials II
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: BME 6903 and consent of the
instructor.
Application of biomaterials in medicine and dentistry will be
emphasized.

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BME 6923 Tissue Engineering
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
This course is an introduction to the principles and current practice
of tissue engineering endeavors. Strategies for choosing and using
mammalian cells and scaffold biomaterials as well as select chem-
ical and biophysical stimuli in order to obtain neotissue formation
are reviewed in detail. Case studies are discussed to illustrate suc-
cessful tissue engineering solutions of clinical problems pertinent to
tissue regeneration. (Formerly BME 5923 and BME 6853. Credit
can be earned for only one of the following: BME 5923, BME 6853,
or BME 6923.)

BME 6933 Tissue-Biomaterials Interactions
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
This course is an introduction to biocompatibility with special
emphasis on the interaction of proteins, cells and tissues with bio-
materials. Blood-material interactions are reviewed in detail. Case
studies of implants are discussed to illustrate biomaterial selection
as a key aspect to successful design of implant materials and pros-
thetic devices.

BME 6943 Biomaterials & Cell Signaling
(2-3) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Develop current understanding of topics in cell receptors and sig-
naling mechanisms with application for biomaterial design. Focus
will emphasize receptor-ligand communication, methods of identifi-
cation and quantification, and pathways involved for cell to material
stress response.

BME 6953 Biomaterials for Drug-Delivery/Pharmacology
(2-3) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Provides conceptual understanding of therapeutic agents used to
regulate physiological function of cells comprising organ systems
with relevance to biomaterials. Interpretation of drug mechanisms
at a molecular, cellular and tissue level. Traditional reviews of
pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics will be addressed with
particular application to biomaterial interaction and drug-delivery
systems.

BME 6961 Comprehensive Examination
1 hour credit. Prerequisite: Approval of the Biomedical Engineering
Committee on Graduate Studies to take the Comprehensive
Examination.
Independent study course for the purpose of taking the
Comprehensive Examination for M.S. students in the nonthesis
option. May be repeated once if approved by the Biomedical
Engineering Committee on Graduate Studies and if the student
received an “unsatisfactory performance” on his/her previous
attempt on the Comprehensive Examination. Enrollment is required
each term in which the Comprehensive Examination is taken
if no other courses are being taken that term. The grade report
for the course is either “CR” (satisfactory performance on the
Comprehensive Examination) or “NC” (unsatisfactory performance
on the Comprehensive Examination).

BME 6963 Fundamentals to Polymer Science with Select
Biomedical Applications
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and BME
6903; or consent of the instructor.
This course introduces the fundamentals of polymer chemistry,
characterization of the chemical and material properties, and deter-
mination of the biocompatibility of polymer formulations. Current
applications of polymeric biomaterials in diagnostic and therapeutic
devices, implants, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine are
highlighted and discussed in detail.

BME 6973 Current Analytical Tools for Biomaterials
Characterizations
(1-4) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and BME
6903; or consent of the instructor.
This course introduces the fundamentals of biomaterials character-
izations and its limitations.

BME 6981,2,3,6 Master’s Thesis Research
1, 2, 3, or 6 hours credit. Prerequisites: Master’s student standing;
consent of the instructor and of the Graduate Advisor of Record.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours. (Formerly BME
5953,6.)

BME 6993 Topics in Biomaterials
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
May be repeated for credit on a different topic of study.

BME 7951,2,3,6 Doctoral Research
1, 2, 3, or 6 hours credit. Prerequisites: Doctoral student standing;
consent of the instructor and of the Graduate Advisor of Record.
This course consists of independent, original research under the
direction of a faculty advisor. May be repeated for a maximum of 18
credit hours. (Same as ORTO 6097 at UTHSCSA.)

BME 7991,2,3,6 Doctoral Dissertation
1, 2, 3, or 6 hours credit. Prerequisites: Admission to Doctoral can-
didacy; consent of the Graduate Advisor of Record and Dissertation
Advisor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 18 credit hours. (Same at ORTO
7099 at UTHSCSA.)

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM
COURSES OFFERED AT UTHSCSA
See the UTHSCSA Catalog for official, complete, and up-to-date
course descriptions (www.uthscsa.edu). UTSA is not responsible for
UTHSCSA courses.

CELLULAR AND STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY
(CSBL)
CSBL 5019 Gross Human Anatomy for Graduate Students
6 hours credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the
instructor.
This course will teach structural and functional anatomy of the
normal human body. Lectures will serve as introductory informa-
tion for the laboratory dissections to follow and to clarify the inter-
actions of the various anatomical components to accomplish the

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Management Science
course descriptions, 96
M.B.A. concentration, 93

Management Science and Statistics
Department of, 93
faculty listing, 321

Marketing
course descriptions, 102
Department of, 101
faculty listing, 321
Ph.D. emphasis, 101

Marketing Management, M.B.A. concentration, 101
Master’s degree

additional degrees, 28
comprehensive examination, 27
nonthesis option, 28
supervising committee, 27
thesis option, 27
university-wide requirements, 27

Mathematics
Applied Mathematics-Industrial Mathematics, M.S. degree, 306
course descriptions, 307
Department of, 306
faculty listing, 334
M.S. degree, 306

Mathematics Education, M.S. degree, 306
M.B.A. degree, 62
Mechanical Engineering

course descriptions, 196
Department of, 192
faculty listing, 326
M.S. degree, 193
Ph.D. degree, 194

Milestones Agreement, doctoral, 33
Modern Languages and Literatures

Department of, 227
faculty listing, 329

Music
course descriptions, 233
Department of, 231
faculty listing, 329
Master of Music degree, 231

N
Name, change of, 14
Neurobiology, Ph.D. concentration, 278
Non-degree-seeking graduate student

admission of, 5
definition of, 13

Nonprofit Administration and Leadership
graduate certificate, 263

Nonthesis option, 28
Numbering system, course, 15

O
Oral examination, doctoral, 36
Organization and Management Studies, Ph.D. emphasis, 90

P
Philosophy and Classics, Department of

faculty listing, 329
Physics

course descriptions, 313
M.S. degree, 310
Ph.D. degree, 311

Physics and Astronomy
Department of, 310
faculty listing, 335

Political Science
course descriptions, 237
M.A. degree, 235

Political Science and Geography
Department of, 235
faculty listing, 329

Prerequisite courses, 14
Probation, academic, 17
Project Management, M.B.A. concentration, 76
Psychology

course descriptions, 245
Department of, 243
faculty listing, 330
M.S. degree, 243
Ph.D. degree, 244

Public Administration
course descriptions, 263
Department of, 262
faculty listing, 331
Master of Public Administration degree, 262

Public Policy, College of, 255

Q
Qualifying examination, doctoral, 35

R
Readmission

doctoral level, 8
master’s level, 7
military service, 8

Real Estate Finance
M.B.A. concentration, 79
M.S. concentration, 81

Real Estate Finance and Development graduate certificate, 81
Records and Classification of Students, 13
Registration

adding courses after late registration, 11
during examination semester(s)

doctoral, 35
master’s, 27

for classes, 11
late, 11
procedures, 11

Reinstatement, graduate, 17
Release of academic records, 14
Repeating courses, 16
Rhetoric and Composition graduate certificate, 219

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S
School Psychology, M.A. degree, 132
Sciences, College of, 275
Security Studies graduate certificate, 237
Social Work

course descriptions, 269
Department of, 268
faculty listing, 332
Master of Social Work, 268

Sociology
course descriptions, 249
Department of, 248
faculty listing, 330
M.S. degree, 248

Software Engineering, M.S. concentration, 295
Spanish

course descriptions, 228
M.A. degree, 227

Spanish Translation Studies graduate certificate, 227
Special Education

course descriptions, 155
M.A. concentration, 143

Special graduate student
admission of, 4
definition of, 13

Statistics
course descriptions, 97
M.S. degree (Applied Statistics), 94
Ph.D. degree (Applied Statistics), 95

Student classification terms, 13
Study days, 17
Summer terms, maximum hours of enrollment, 11
Supervising Committee, master’s degree, 27

T
Teacher Certification

concentrations, 143
criminal history checks, 6
fitness to teach policy, 6
procedures, 6

Teaching English as a Second Language
graduate certificate, 112
M.A. degree, 109

Technology Entrepreneurship and Management graduate
certificate, 76

Thesis
option, 27
requirements, 28

Time status terms, 13
TOEFL examination, 5
Tourism Destination Development, M.B.A. concentration, 101
Transcripts, 13

Transfer of credit
doctoral

courses not accepted, 34
limited acceptability, 34

master’s
courses accepted on a limited basis, 29
courses not accepted, 29
limitations, 29
transfers within The University of Texas System, 29

Translational Science, Ph.D. degree, 41

U
Undergraduate-level courses, acceptance of

doctoral degree, 34
master’s degree, 29

University-wide requirements
doctoral degree, 33
master’s degree, 27

Urban and Regional Planning
course descriptions, 48
graduate certificate, 53
M.S. degree, 47

V
Verification

of degree, 13
of enrollment, 13

Voice Pedagogy graduate certificate, 232

W
Withdrawal

from the university, 12
medical or mental health, 13
military service, 12

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