Policy in Catalog:
Degree Requirements in the School of Marine Science Graduate Catalog
Eligibility for Research Graduate Status (RG Status):
A full-time graduate student who has achieved candidacy may apply for Research Graduate (RG) Status. Master's students are eligible for a single semester. For doctoral students, beginning in Fall 2018, Research Graduate Status will commence in the first full semester following admission to candidacy and will continue through a student's normative graduation date (graduation milestone) as determined by the faculty of the SMS. Refer to the SMS Graduate Catalog for full details. Awarding of RG Status is contingent on the availability of Institute funds.