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HEALTH INSURANCE

NC State strongly encourages each student to have accident and sickness insurance protection,
either by their parents' group policy or under the NC State Student Insurance Plan. The policy
offered by the University helps cover the cost of referrals to off-campus specialists or to hospitals
for serious illnesses. For your protection, do not be uninsured! International students are required
to have the NC State Student Insurance Plan. A brochure describing the NC State student plan is
mailed to all students in July. Call (919) 828-0240 for additional information.

Housing

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING

The Housing Assignments Office maintains listings of off-campus housing accommodations
provided by private landlords and students seeking roommates; however, arrangements for off-
campus housing must be made by students seeking accommodations. The listings change
frequently, and most landlords and tenants prefer to complete the rental transaction in person
rather than by telephone or mail. The Housing Assignments Office, 1112 Pullen Hall, is open firom
7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

EDWARD S. KING VILLAGE

The University also maintains 295 apartments in E. S. King Village for students with families, for
single parents and graduate students. Rental rates are far below market value. Specific rates for
studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments) can be obtained by calling (919) 515-2430. The E. S.
King fax number is (919) 515-7613.



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ON-CAMPUS HOUSING

The University furnishes housing for approximately 7,000 students. The residence halls are
grouped in three areas: East, Central and West Campus. Each of the areas provides laundry
facilities, convenience stores, computer labs, grassy areas for sports and more.

The 2001-02 rental fee for a basic residence hall double room is $1,260 per student per semester
(the premium hall rate is $1,610 per student per semester), subject to change on an annual basis.
For more information about amenities and/or availability, call the Housing Assignments Office at
(919) 515-2440 The University Housing fax number is (919) 831-3542. The University Housing
home page resides at http://www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/housing on the Internet.



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GRADUATE PROGRAMS

The Graduate School offers programs of study leading to the master's degree in 9 1 fields and the
doctorate in 54. Each student's program is planned with an advisory committee of graduate faculty
members to provide the opportunity for gaining advanced knowledge in the particular field of
study. Graduate education is the final stage in the development of intellectual independence. It is
different from undergraduate education in that the student is encouraged to establish premises, to
hypothesize and to defend both the procedure and the conclusions of independent
investigation. The burden of proof for the verifiability of knowledge rests on the student, not on
the faculty member. Emphasis is placed upon the student's scholarly development through formal
course work, seminars, research and independent investigation.

Graduate students are expected to familiarize themselves with the requirements for the degrees for
which they are candidates and are held responsible for the fiilfillment of these requirements.

Master's Degrees

The Graduate School offers programs of study leading to the Master of Science degree, the Master
of Arts degree and the Master's degree in certain designated fields.

MASTER OF SCIENCE AND MASTER OF ARTS

For all Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees, the programs are planned with the objective
of making possible a reasonable, comprehensive mastery of the subject matter in a chosen field. In
most cases, the Master of Science and Master of Arts programs provide training and experience in
research in order to familiarize the student with the methods, ideals and goals of independent
investigation. In these cases, representative of most Master of Science and Master of Arts degree
programs, a thesis is required. A small number of Master of Science and Master of Arts programs
do not require a thesis.

MASTER'S DEGREE IN A DESIGNATED FIELD

A number of departments and programs offer master's degrees in designated fields. These are
professional degrees and do not require a thesis.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER'S DEGREES

All departments and programs offering non-thesis master's degrees may choose to offer the degree
as an "Option B" program which has a different set of requirements from regular master's
programs. These programs will be identified in the section of this catalog titled "Fields of
Instruction." Differences between the requirements of regular programs vs. Option B programs,
where appropriate, are identified below.

GRADUATE ADVISOR AND GRADUATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

All students in master's programs must have a graduate advisor who is a member of the Graduate
Faculty m the student's major department or program. The graduate advisor is appointed by the
Director of Graduate Programs. In addition, all students, except those in Option B programs, must



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have a graduate advisory committee. The advisory committee is composed of at least three
members of the Graduate Faculty. The graduate advisor serves as chair or co-chair of the
committee. If the student has a minor, then one of the committee members must be from the minor
department or program. The graduate advisory committee is appointed by the Director of Graduate
Programs in the student's department or program. At the time of the request for a permit to
schedule the final oral examination, the Graduate School verifies that the committee is constituted
properly.

PLAN OF GRADUATE WORK

The student's program of study is planned so as to provide a comprehensive view of the major
field of interest and in related areas of knowledge, sometime constituting a minor. As great a
latitude is permitted in the selection of courses as is compatible with the well-defined major and,
in many cases, supporting courses or a minor. In general, it is expected that at least two-thirds of
the credits will be in the major. If there are credits in a minor or supporting areas, they normally
would not exceed one-third of the total. Since there are many possible combinations of course
work, a specific Plan of Graduate Work is developed by the advisory committee with the student.
The course work to be taken by the student and the thesis topic, where applicable, must be
approved by the student's advisory committee and the Director of Graduate Programs in the
student's department or program. This should be done prior to completion of one-half of the
credits on the plan.

CREDITS

A minimum of 30 semester credit hours is required for all master's degrees; however, many
programs require more than thirty. Also, many students, in order to gain the breadth desired in
their program or to make up deficits in their undergraduate degree, will actually take more credit
hours than the minimum required by the program. At least 20 semester hours must come firom
500-800-level courses. No more than two credit hours of departmental seminar may be included in
the minimum 30-credit program. Programs that require a thesis may include no more than six
hours of research credit (695) in the minimum 30-credit-hour program. Research credit is not
appropriate in the non-thesis programs. Non-thesis programs may include no more than six hours
of independent study credits in the minimum 30-credit program. Courses at the 400 level counted
toward the minimal 30-hour requirement may not come from the major field. Master's thesis
preparation (699) credits may not be used to satisfy the 30-credit hour requirement.

Transfer credit: No more than six of the minimal 30-hour requirement will be accepted from
other institutions. A graduate course which has been completed with a grade of "B" or better may
be considered for transfer to a master's program provided that it has been completed in a graduate
or post-baccalaureate classification at an accredited graduate school. Exceptions are allowed for
transfer from foreign institutions if the department or program provides the Graduate School with
adequate documentation that the course is relevant to the degree with appropriate content and level
of instruction resulting in student competencies at least comparable to those of students taking the
equivalent course at NC State and that the course was taught by faculty who are qualified to teach
at the master's degree level. Transfer credit may not be used to fill the 20-hour 500-800-level
requirement. Credit accepted by extension reduces the amount of credit that may be transferred
from other institutions.



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Transfer of Undergraduate Credit: Graduate credit may be allowed for up to 6 hours of the
minimal 30-hour requirement for courses taken at NC State provided that it is at the 400 level or
higher, that the grade is "B" or better, that it was not counted to fiilfill undergraduate requirements,
and that it is recommended by the student's undergraduate advisor prior to enrollment in the
course. No graduate credit will be allowed for excess credits completed in an undergraduate
classification at another institution.

Credit by Extension: A maximum of six semester credits taken prior to admission to a graduate
program and earned through NC State extension study may be applied toward the minimal 30-
hour requirement provided that the courses are graduate-level and taught by members of the NC
State Graduate Faculty. If a student has been admitted to the Graduate School, six additional
semester credits earned through NC State extension study may be used to meet the minimal 30-
hour requirement. No graduate credit will be allowed for courses completed by extension at
universities other than NC State. Credit accepted by extension reduces the amount of credit that
may be transferred from other institutions.

Credit by Examination: Credit by examination in graduate courses may be awarded for up to six
credit hours. Passage of the examination entitles the student to credit only for the course; letter
grades are not allowed for credit by examination. Credit by examination may not be obtained for
research, seminars, project courses or audits. Residency requirements are not fiilfilled by courses
in which credit is awarded by examination. Credit by examination is permitted when all of the
following conditions exist: a course required on the Plan of Graduate Work is not taught within
time periods indicated by the Graduate Catalog or in time periods limited by agreements with
outside agencies; the student requesting the examination has not previously registered for the
course, either for credit or audit; the academic standards for credit by examination are
commensurate with the academic standards for the course; the examination for credit is approved
by the Director of Graduate Programs and the examination is prepared by and supervised by
appropriate faculty; credit is to be given only when the performance is judged to be equivalent to a
"B" grade or higher; only one examination for credit is to be permitted for the same course; the
request for credit by examination is approved by the Graduate School.

Credits from Previous NC State Master's Degree: Only six credits from a previous NC State
master's degree may be counted toward the minimal 30-hour requirement.

Second Master's in the Same Field: The Graduate School will not admit or transfer a student to a
master's program if he/she holds a master's degree in the same discipline without a statement of
justification by the student's Director of Graduate Programs.

MINOR

The Graduate School does not require a minor; however, individual departments and programs
may require a minor. All students, except those in Option B programs, have the option of selecting
a minor. In most cases, the minor will be in a single department or program. In some cases, an
interdisciplinary minor, consisting of related credits from more than one department or program,
will be selected. When a student does select a minor, the minor credits on the Plan of Graduate
Work must be approved by the graduate advisory committee member, and, in some cases, the
Director of Graduate Programs, from the minor department or program.



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CO-MAJOR

Students may co-major at the master's level with the approval of both departments and/or
programs and appropriate representation on the advisory committee. Co-majors must be within the
same degree area, i.e.. Master of Science and Master of Science, Master of Arts and Master of
Arts, Master's degree in a designated field and Master's degree in a designated field. Co-majors
must meet all requirements of both departments and/or programs. On degree is awarded, and the
co-major is noted on the transcript. Enrolled co-majors will be classified in one program for record
purposes.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

A reading knowledge of one foreign language (Germanic, Romance or Slavic) is required by some
programs for the Master of Arts and the Master of Science degrees. Other departments may
designate that the language requirement be filled from among those languages in which the
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures conducts testing. Students should contact the
major department for specific language requirements.

Proficiency can be demonstrated in one of two ways:

1 . By passing a traditional reading knowledge examination, which can be requested by the
student at any time from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

2. By passing the final examination in a course especially designed for graduate students
who have no previous knowledge of a foreign language or who wish to refi-esh their
knowledge of a language. The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers
such courses, normally in the fall, for each of the three major foreign languages: French
(FLF 401), German (FLG 401) and Spanish (FLS 401). These courses concentrate
exclusively on teaching students to understand the written word and do not provide
instruction or testing in speaking and original composition. Failure to pass the course
carries with it no penalty other than the fact that the student's language requirement will
remain unfulfilled. These courses are neither counted for credit nor used in computing the
grade point average.

THESIS

Theses prepared by candidates for the Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees, in programs
requiring the thesis, must present an original investigation into a subject which has been approved
by the student's advisory committee and the Director of Graduate Programs in the student's major.
Three copies of the thesis in final form as approved by the advisory committee, each signed by the
members of the advisory committee, must be submitted to the Graduate School by a specific
deadline in the semester or summer session in which the degree is to be conferred. As an
alternative, students may submit their theses in electronic format. Detailed information on the
form and organization of the thesis is presented in the Graduate School's Thesis and Dissertation
Guide which is available at the NC State Bookstores.



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COMPREHENSIVE WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS

Written examinations covering the subject matter of the major and supporting fields and/or the
minor may be required. When required, such examinations must be successftiUy completed prior
to requesting a permit to schedule the comprehensive final oral examination. Information
concerning written examination schedules should be obtained from the student's department or
program.

COMPREHENSIVE FINAL ORAL EXAMINATIONS

Candidates for master's degrees, except those in Option B programs, must pass a comprehensive
oral examination to demonstrate to the advisory committee that he/she possesses a reasonable
mastery of the subject matter of the major and supporting fields and that this knowledge can be
used with promptness and accuracy. This examination may not be held until all other
requirements, except completion of the course work in current registration during the final
semester, are satisfied. A request for a permit to schedule the examination may be filed with the
Dean of the Graduate School after the above conditions are met. The Graduate School will check
to determine that the advisory committee and the courses taken by the student meet Graduate
School requirements. If all requirements are met, the permit to schedule the final examination will
be forwarded to the Director of Graduate Programs within 20 days of receipt of the request. Upon
receipt of the permit, the student may proceed to schedule the exam at a time that is convenient to
all members of the advisory committee. In those programs which require the thesis, the thesis must
be submitted in complete form, except for such revisions which may be necessary as a resuh of the
final exam, to all members of the advisory committee at least two weeks prior to the exam.

A unanimous vote of approval of the advisory committee is required for passing the oral
examination. Approval of the examination may be conditioned, however, upon completion of
additional work to the satisfaction of the advisory committee. A formal reexamination will not be
required in this case. Failure of a student to pass the oral examination terminates the student's
graduate work at NC State unless the graduate advisory committee unanimously recommends a
reexamination. Only one reexamination will be given. A form giving the date that the exam was
conducted and the result of the examination and signed by all members of the advisory committee
is forwarded to the Dean of the Graduate School by the Director of Graduate Programs in the
student's department or program. A student may appeal all committee actions according to the
Board of Trustees Policy 41-04, Uniform Student Grievance Procedure, following the NC State
University Administrative Regulations on Grievance Procedures for Students.

Oral examinations for master's degree candidates are open to the Graduate Faculty by right and to
the University community by unanimous consent of the advisory committee and the student being
examined. Discussions and decisions regarding the student's performance are private to the
advisory committee.

Students in Option B master's programs are not required to take a final oral examination.

RESIDENCE

Students engaged in a course of study leading to the master's degree are required to be in
residence, pursuing graduate work, for a minimum of one full academic year or its equivalent.



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TIME LIMIT

All requirements for the master's degree must be completed within six calendar years, beginning
with the date that the student first registers for courses carrying graduate credit applicable to the
degree program, unless a more restrictive time limit has been has been established by the student's
department or program or his/her college.

Summary of Procedures for Master's Degrees

ALL STUDENTS

Application materials and required fees received.

Application materials reviewed by department or programs.

Department or program forwards recommendation regarding applicant's admissibility to

the Graduate Dean.

The Graduate School reviews the recommendation and the student is notified of the

action taken on the request for admission.

Student arrives, reports to the department or program, is assigned a graduate advisor and

develops a roster of courses and credits with the advisor.

Student complies with requests from Graduate School for updates copies of transcripts

from previous colleges or universities.

Student signs patent agreement and files with Graduate School.

Student subject to continuous registration policy until graduation.

Student passes language examination, if required.

Student passes written examination, if required.

Student submits diploma order form by end of sixth week of the semester or summer

session of anticipated graduation.

A grade point average of at least 3.00 for the degree requirements as well as on overall

graduate course work at NC State is required for graduation.

All degree requirements must be completed within six calendar years, beginning with the

date the student commences courses carrying graduate credit applicable to the degree

program, unless a more restrictive time limit has been established by the

department/program or academic college/school

STUDENTS IN OPTION B PROGRAMS

• Plan of Graduate Work prepared by the student, in consultation with and with the
approval of his/her graduate advisor and approved by Director of Graduate Programs
prior to completion of one-half the credits on the plan.

• Director of Graduate Programs submits requests for graduation checkout to the Graduate
Dean no later that 30 working days after the first day of the semester (seven working days
after the first day of the summer session) in which the student is taking the last course on
his/her Plan of Graduate Work and anticipates graduation.



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STUDENTS IN NON-THESIS PROGRAMS

• Graduate advisory committee of three or more Graduate Faculty members is appointed by
the Director of Graduate Programs.

• Plan of Graduate Work prepared by the student, in consultation with and with the
approval of his/her graduate advisory committee and approved by the Director of
Graduate Programs prior to completion of one-half the credits on the plan.

• When all requirements except completion of the course work in the final semester are
satisfied, Director of Graduate Programs requests that the Graduate School issue permit
to schedule the final oral examination.

• If Graduate School requirements are met, a permit to schedule the final examination is
issued by the Graduate School within 20 working days of receipt of the request.

• Final examination is scheduled and conducted.

• Final examination report, including date and result of the examination, submitted to the
Graduate School by the Director of Graduate Programs. Report should be received by the
Graduate School within five working days of the examination.

• The deadline date for unconditionally passing the final examination in order for the
student to graduate in a given semester or summer session appears in The Calendar in this
catalog as well as other Graduate School calendars.

STUDENTS IN THESIS PROGRAMS

Graduate advisory committee of three or more Graduate Faculty members is appointed by

the Director of Graduate Programs.

Plan of Graduate Work prepared by the student, in consultation with and with the

approval of his/her graduate advisory committee and approved by the Director of

Graduate Programs prior to completion of one-half the credits on the plan.

A copy of a preliminary draft of the thesis, if required, is submitted to the chair of the

student's advisory committee.

When all requirements except completion of the course work in the final semester are

satisfied and after the thesis is complete except for such revisions as may be necessary as

a result of the exam, the Director of Graduate Programs requests that the Graduate School

issue permit to schedule the final oral examination.

If Graduate School requirements are met, a permit to schedule the final examination is

issued by the Graduate School within 20 working days of receipt of the request.

At least two weeks prior to the final oral examination, the chair of the st\ident's advisory

committee submits the thesis, if required, to the other members of the advisory committee

for review.

Final examination is scheduled and conducted.

Final examination report, including date and result of the examination, submitted to the

Graduate School by the Director of Graduate Programs. Report should be received by the

Graduate School within five working days of the examination.

Student submits three copies of the thesis, signed by each member of his/ her advisory

committee, to the Graduate School.

The deadline date for submitting three copies of the thesis to the Graduate School in

order for the student to graduate in a given semester or summer session appears in The

Calendar in this catalog as well as other Graduate School calendars.



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• The thesis is reviewed by the Graduate School to insure that the format conforms with the
specifications prescribed in the Thesis and Dissertation Guide.

Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education Degrees

The doctorate symboHzes the abihty of the recipient to undertake original research and scholarly
work at the highest levels without supervision. The degree is therefore not granted simply upon
completion of a stated amount of course work but rather upon demonstration by the student of a



Online LibraryJames O'LavertyAn historical account of the Diocese of Down and Connor, ancient and modern (Volume 3) → online text (page 5 of 32)