Academic Advisers

Academic advisers are available to help students begin a graduate program at WashU. Advisers meet with students to discuss the application process and curriculum options that best meet their academic and career goals. Students maintain contact with their academic adviser throughout their program to stay informed about school-wide policies and information needed to successfully complete their degree.

Transfer Credit

A Request for Transfer Credit form, including course descriptions, must be completed by the student and submitted to an academic adviser. A maximum of six units of graduate credit obtained at institutions other than WashU may be applied toward the Master of Construction Management, Master of Cybersecurity Management, Master of Engineering Management, Master of Health Care Operational Excellence, Master of Information Management and Master of Project Management degree programs. This graduate course work must be in addition to any graduate course work that was taken to complete your undergraduate degree. Transfer credit must be approved by the Program Director. No graduate courses carrying grades lower than “B” can be accepted for transfer toward any graduate degree.

Independent Study

Students interested in pursuing independent study must consult an adviser and faculty member. All registrations for Independent Study must have prior approval of a faculty sponsor and the Program Director. The student is responsible for selecting a topic and identifying a faculty member to sponsor the independent study. The exact hourly commitment per week and unit credit value depends on the nature of the project and will be agreed upon in advance. Independent Study proposals are generally considered in the initial semester preceding the independent work experience.

Intent to Graduate/Commencement

Students who are scheduled to receive degrees or certificates must file an Intent to Graduate form that is located on WebSTAC. Online forms must be completed by semester deadlines. Intentions to Graduate must have met the academic guidelines of a 2.70 GPA or higher. Although students may complete course work and graduate in May, August, or December, the University has one Commencement Ceremony each year in May. There is a separate recognition event held in December, but August and December graduates can also participate in the May Commencement Ceremony.