Honors Designation for Graduating Graduate Students
Latin Honors are not awarded to Graduate students. The following represents the criteria for awarding the honor’s designation for graduate students at the time of their graduation:
- Students must be in top 20% of the graduating group within the degree program.
- Students must have obtained at least a 3.7 QPR.
- Students must have engaged in significant work (e.g., thesis, major project, course paper, etc.) that makes a recognized and documented contribution to the field of discipline.
- A recommendation that an honor’s designation be granted must be sent to the program director by a faculty member concerning the student’s work.
- Endorsement by the program director of the faculty member’s recommendation and a recommendation for the award to the dean of the college.
If a student receives academic honors, it will be announced at graduation and noted on the student’s transcript and diploma.
Awards and Medals
The determination of which students will receive awards and medals is made by the student’s department. Students receiving awards and medals will be recognized in the program and an announcement will be made at graduation.
Information on recognition as a member of an Honor society or other academic honors and awards not mentioned above is available from the department or organization which contacts you to inform you of the award.