Graduate Bulletin

General Requirements

Graduate Bulletin



This Graduate Bulletin presents minimum degree requirements expected in all graduate programs. Some graduate programs have higher admissions and graduation requirements than are specified below. Students should consult specific program descriptions for guidance on these additional requirements.

  1. A minimum of 30 semester credit hours is required for the completion of any master’s degree; however, most programs require more.

  2. Twenty-one credit hours must be completed in residence or under direct supervision of a University of Guam faculty member.

  3. All work toward a master’s degree must be completed within seven years of admission to a degree program. No course completed more than seven years before the date of degree completion will be accepted toward the degree.

  4. Up to 10 semester credit hours of 400/G courses may be accepted for a degree program when approved by the graduate program chair.

  5. Upon completion of 12 graduate semester credit hours, a graduate student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better for all graduate coursework. The cumulative GPA will be calculated at the end of each Fanuchånan, Fañomnåkan, and Finakpo’ semester/session by the registrar.

At the recommendation of the program chair and approval of the dean, individual students found to have academic deficiencies may be expected to meet additional requirements as a condition to acceptance or continuance.