Policies and Procedures

MA Romance Languages - Spanish Concentration


In order to graduate, students are required to submit to the Graduate School the following: 

  1. Intent to Graduate Card 
  2. Master’s Degree Candidacy Form 
  3. Students are responsible for submitting electronically both forms and making sure to comply with the deadlines. The Coordinator of the program and/or faculty members are not responsible for informing the students about the deadlines or for filling out these forms. 

Time Limitation 

All requirements for the degree must be completed in eight calendar years. Courses more than six years old will not be allowed as credit toward the Master's degree. There are no exceptions to this policy. However, students may request the option of validating old courses as described in the catalog under the section "Course Validations." It should be noted that even though validation of old courses is provided as an option, this procedure is very restricted and subject to several regulations.  

Grade Point Average (GPA) 

Graduate students must maintain a 3.00 GPA (the equivalent of a "B"). A grade below "C" will not apply toward any graduate degree, but will be computed in the GPA. No more than seven (7) hours of "C" will be applied towards meeting degree requirements. Grades of “D” and “F” will not apply toward any graduate degree, but will be computed in the GPA. Grades earned at another university will not be computed in the cumulative GPA. A graduate student whose cumulative grade point average drops below 3.00 will be placed on probation. A second consecutive semester on probation can result in suspension. 

Academic Misconduct 

Graduate students at The University of Memphis are expected to observe the regulations and policies that govern the behavior of students as members of this academic community. These regulations and policies are published and available online. In particular, graduate students should become familiar with the University's policies on plagiarism in its various forms. Furthermore, term papers may not be used to meet the requirements of more than one course unless approved in advance by both instructors.  

Student Evaluation of the MA program 

Graduate students have the opportunity to evaluate each course every semester by means of the standard student evaluation (SETE).