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- The M.P.S. student selects a Special Committee composed of a minimum of two faculty members. The student selects a faculty member from his or her chosen field to chair the Special Committee. The second member of the committee may represent either another field or another concentration in the same field as the chair.
- Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework related to the candidate's professional interest, as agreed upon with the Special Committee. At least 24 credits must be in courses numbered 4000 or higher. A maximum of 6 of the required 30 credit hours may be earned through the student's problem-solving project.
- Satisfactory completion of a problem-solving project under the supervision of the Special Committee. This project may be an action program, the development of a plan of attack for a pertinent problem, or the development and execution of research appropriate to the profession. A formal project report must be submitted to and approved by the candidate's Special Committee.
- A minimum grade point average of 2.5.
- Completion of a minimum of 2 units of registration credit. Finishing in one to two years is the norm. However, requirements must be completed within four years of admission.