Nine hours is the usual course load for full-time graduate students during a semester; six in summer session. Part-time students typically enroll in three to six semester hours. Students may petition to enroll in more than nine up to a maximum of fifteen hours. Graduate assistants must petition to enroll in more or less than eight hours per semester.
A required course may be waived upon submission of documentation on a petition obtained from the HDC office. Only graduate level courses may be used to meet Department requirements in all but the most exceptional cases.
Tutorials for independent study are negotiated with an individual instructor.