Students are required to accumulate points in addition to Residence Units (if applicable). Each program sets its own requirements for points and courses that the student must complete in order to earn a degree. For more information, see the program or department website (links to department and program websites are available in the Programs section). Courses fulfilling degree requirements must be at the 4000 level or higher.
*Due to the demands of coursework as well as instructional and research responsibilities, students are expected to be continuously in residence at Columbia defense during the academic year through the MPhil and prospectus defense. Registered students who have not received the MPhil and passed the prospectus defense who wish to be away from campus must have the support of their primary advisor, their Director of Graduate Studies, and approval from the Office of the Dean.