Graduation Requirements for Degrees


Undergraduate Degrees:

  • Completion of a minimum of 122 units for BS in DI, or 123 units for BA in BA.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of the required units designated by the major area with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of the general education and externship (for BS) requirements.

Graduate Degrees:

  • Completion of a minimum of 36 units of graduate coursework for MBA and MS, and 93 units for DBA, including core requirements, specific area of concentration requirements, and thesis defense or an examination for MBA or dissertation defense for DBA.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for MBA and MS, and 3.2 or higher for DBA.

All above-mentioned requirements must be verified and approved for a degree completion by the Registrar. Candidates must settle all financial and document obligations before graduation. Students may meet the graduation requirements as stated in the catalog under which they enrolled, provided they maintain continuous enrollment and make normal progress toward a degree. The maximum time permitted for a degree completion (MTDC) is:

Bachelor's Degree programs: six (6) years for full-time students (taking 24 units per year at the minimum), ten (10) years for part-time students.

Master’s degree programs: three (3) years for full-time students (taking 18 units per year at the minimum), six (6) years for part-time students.

Doctor's Degree program: seven and a half (7.5) years for full-time students (taking 18 units per year at the minimum), ten (10) years for part-time students.

If a student re-enrolls at the University after withdrawal, he/she must follow graduation requirements stated in the catalog current for the re-enrollment. Students who change their program according to a subsequent catalog edition must meet all requirements for graduation as stated in that catalog.

The US Department of Homeland Security requires foreign students to maintain full-time educational load and to meet the financial obligations during their stay in the United States to qualify for the F-1 visa status.