Graduation under a Particular Catalog

To receive a graduate degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, a student must fulfill all requirements for that degree as set forth in a catalog under which the student is entitled to graduate. The student, however, has several choices:

  1. graduate under the current catalog;
  2. graduate under the catalog in force the year the student first registered (degree seeking status) at Mary Hardin-Baylor (within the five-year limitation for master's degrees or the seven-year limitation for doctoral degrees) provided the student maintains continuous enrollment during “long” semesters;
  3. graduate under the catalog for any subsequent year in which the student was registered at Mary Hardin-Baylor (within the five-year limitation for master's degrees or the seven-year limitation for doctoral degrees) provided the student maintains continuous enrollment during “long” semesters; or
  4. if first registration (degree seeking status) at Mary Hardin-Baylor was during a summer session, graduate under the catalog governing the preceding “long” semester or the catalog for the next “long” semester (within the five-year limitation for master's degrees or the seven-year limitation for doctoral degrees) provided the student maintains continuous enrollment during “long” semesters.

Students experiencing a disruption in enrollment lasting longer than one academic year must reorganize their respective degree plan to conform with the current catalog.

The University catalog is considered valid for five years from a student’s initial enrollment with degree seeking status for master's degrees and for seven years from a student's initial enrollment with degree seeking status for doctoral degrees. For example, the catalog for school year 2018-2019 is valid for graduation purposes through Summer 2023 for a master's degree-seeking student enrolling in the Fall of 2018.  The catalog for school year 2018-2019 is valid for graduation purposes through Summer 2025 for a doctoral degree-seeking student enrolling in Fall 2018.

A degree-seeking student who fails to complete the required work for a degree in a five-year (master's)/seven-year (doctoral) interval dating from the time the student first registered with degree seeking status must reorganize his or her degree plan to conform with the current catalog and obtain permission from the appropriate graduate Program Director and the Director, Graduate Studies to continue in the graduate program under the new degree plan.

The University makes changes to degree requirements from time to time in order to keep its programs current with developments in education. Students should also be aware that requirements of organizations outside the University (such as the Texas Education Agency) sometimes change, thus necessitating a change in degree requirements.

Although a previous edition of the University’s academic catalog may control the academic criteria for awarding a student a degree or a major or minor in any academic field or certain academic honors and awards, the policies and procedures contained in the most recent edition of the catalog will always control. For example, matters such as academic standards, classroom expectations and ethics, and academic appeals are always controlled by the most recent catalog.