Graduation

Graduation Requirements

Students planning to attend graduation should make arrangements with the VSU Bookstore for purchase of cap, gown, and hood. The Registrar’s Office should be consulted early in the program (at least one semester before graduation) for procedures and deadlines. A $25 graduation fee must be paid at the Bursary prior to final evaluation. This fee is valid for one year beyond the initial term selected for completing degree requirements. Instructions and application for degree can be found at the Registrar's website.

The maximum time allowed for completion of the MEd. or Ed.S. degree is seven calendar years. No work completed more than seven years prior to degree completion will be accepted toward the degree, except with special permission from the student’s major professor and the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services and approval from the Dean of the Graduate School.

Masters Students

  1. Candidates must complete an application for graduation one semester prior to their expected graduation date;

  2. A 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) is required for graduation. No grade below a “C” will be credited toward the degree.

  3. Candidates will successfully pass the Comprehensive Professional Counseling Examination.

  4. Candidates earning an M.Ed. degree in school counseling must take the GACE Content Tests in School Counseling prior to graduation.

Graduation Checklist

Specialist Students

  1. Candidates must complete an application for graduation one semester prior to their expected graduation date;

  2. A 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) is required for graduation. No grade below a “C” will be credited toward the degree.