2019-2020 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    
    Dec 09, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog

Graduation Requirements


Graduate Degree Programs Graduation Requirements

New England College confers degrees at the annual May commencement ceremony, January 31, July 15, September 15, December 31, as well as the third Saturdays in October and March. To be considered for degree candidacy, the student must submit an Intent to Graduate Form by December 1 of the year preceding degree completion. Failure to submit this form could delay official degree awarding until the college’s next official conferral date.

All graduation requirements must be met within six years of entering the program. Petitions for extension must be submitted in writing to the Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies or equivalent position.

Program requirements vary. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the graduate catalog to ensure successful completion of program requirements. Questions about graduate degree requirements should be addressed to Registrar’s Office (registrarsoffice@nec.edu; 603.428.2203).

Graduation Requirements for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)

CAGS programs provide professional development for educators beyond the master’s degree level.

CAGS candidates must complete all degree requirements, as outlined in the individual program descriptions, including successfully earning a minimum of thirty-two graduate credits. Some CAGS degrees with attached certifications may require additional credits to be earned, as outlined in the individual program descriptions. All candidates must earn a final grade of B‐ or better in each required course and attain a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average on all graduate credit earned at New England College, based on a 4.00 scale.

Students who have already earned a graduate degree from New England College may be eligible to use some courses from their previous degree toward certification requirements within a CAGS degree. The number of credits applied to the CAGS degree from a previously earned graduate degree from New England College are subject to the maximum allowable overlap established by the Graduate Council of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Courses applied to a single CAGS concentration may not be applied to a second concentration for the same degree.

Graduation Requirements for Master Degrees

It is the student’s responsibility to consult the graduate catalog to ensure successful completion of program requirements. Questions about graduate degree requirements should be addressed to Registrar’s Office (registrarsoffice@nec.edu; 603.428.2203).

Master degree candidates must complete all degree requirements, as outlined in the individual program descriptions, including successfully earning a minimum of thirty to sixty graduate credits. All candidates must earn a final grade of B‐ or better in each required course and attain a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average on all graduate credit earned at New England College, based on a 4.00 scale.

Use of course credits toward more than one graduate degree at New England College are limited. No more than 50% of credits from one degree may be used toward earning a second graduate degree, subject to Program Director approval. No transfer credits may be used for more than one graduate degree at New England College.

For the Master of Education degree, courses applied to a single concentration may not be applied to a second concentration for the same degree.

Graduation Requirements for Doctor in Education Program

Completion of the courses in the Ed.D. course map (see Course Descriptions)
Faculty approved dissertation proposal
Faculty approved comprehensive project
Faculty approved dissertation