Admission to the Master's Program
To be admitted to the Master's Program at the University of Petra, students must:
A student can take only one course labeled "Special Topic"
Graduate students are permitted to substitute one elective course (700 level) with another course from a closely related program, only after the recommendation of the Department Council and the approval of the Faculty Council.
The Department Council may require any admitted student to register for a maximum of (9) hours of pre-Master's Courses. These courses do not contribute to the required credit hours nor to the calculation of student's GPA. The student must pass these courses before the end of the first academic year of the Master's Program.
The minimum period of study for the Master's Program has been set for three semesters, while the maximum period is six semesters. A student can postpone up to two semesters. Deferred semester(s) are not counted in the maximum period of study.
The minimum permitted course load in any given semester is (6) credit hours, while the maximum is (12) credit hours. An academic year consists of two semesters, 16 weeks each. The Summer Course should not be less than (8) consecutive weeks, and can be used for the completion of projects, training, or for research purposes.