Academic Policy Memo 7

Doctoral Program Language Requirement

The Ph.D. faculty believes strongly in the value of foreign language skills. Each student must demonstrate competence in a foreign language by passing an upper level reading course (normally 300 or above) with a grade of at least 3.0.

This requirement must be completed before the student sits for the General Examination (See Academic Policy Memo No. 6).

Only for exceptional cases, such as a student whose native language is not English, will a language test or other proof of competence be allowed.

PM 8207/REV 9-99
Academic Policy Memo Number 7
Subsequent Revisions: 2/91, 9/97, 9/99
Executive Committee Approval:
Faculty Approval: