Course Loads and Full-Time Enrollment
The maximum course load for a graduate student during the regular academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) is 15 hours per semester for a student without an assistantship and 12 semester hours for those holding assistantships.
For each Summer Session, the course load maximum is six (6) semester hours in a four- or five-week term and one course in a two- or three-week term. Graduate students may not earn more than 12 hours over the course of one summer.
To be considered a full-time student, graduate students must be registered for a minimum of nine (9) semester hours during a Fall or Spring semester. During the summer sessions, students may be considered full time in one of two ways: six (6) semester hours in one summer session or a total of nine (9) semester hours over the course of the entire summer.