A study option transfer is a transfer between study options within the same program (e.g. from the MSC.CHEM:L to the MSC.CHEM in Chemistry). Should a student wish to transfer to a different program (e.g. MSC.CHEM to MSC.PHYS), the regular "Application for Admission" policies and processes will apply. In certain cases where students plan to continue their research in a different program, a study option transfer may be applicable. Students should consult with the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for more information.
Study Option Transfer Application Procedures
Study Option Transfer from Master's to Master's
An opportunity to transfer from a thesis option to a coursework option within a master’s program (or vice versa) is available only where there is an approved coursework option in place for the particular program.
In some instances, the Advisory Committee may recommend a transfer to a coursework master’s after having determined that the student’s aptitude and/or background preparation for research are not adequate for a thesis-based master’s program. Conversely, students in a coursework program may wish to expand a Major Research Project or Paper to a master’s thesis.
The application for a “Study Option or Degree Program Transfer” must be initiated by the student.
- Advisory Committee form
- Graduate Degree Program form
- Funding Form
Students should consult with the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for more information.