Public and Social Policy
Is full-time or part-time study best for you?
Making the final decision on whether or not to attend full-time or part-time should be considered carefully, and faculty advisers can help you determine which is best for you. If you decide to attend part-time, then you should be sure to apply as a part-time student. Your enrollment status will be taken in consideration if you apply for extra time to complete your degree.
For those of you who are experiencing a career transition and have plenty of free time, you may take on a full, academic workload. Full-time students are expected to take nine hours of class each semester.
For some full-time students, graduate assistantships are available. Assistantships require 20 hours of work each week in the department in assistant teaching, research, communications and/or technological applications.
If you are interested in a graduate assistantship, let the director of the program know.
Many of our graduate students are engaged in careers which require the majority of their time. So, pursuing a degree part-time works best for them. Part-time students at the graduate level normally take two courses per semester. Our programs can be catered to your schedule.