When can graduate students apply for Degree Examination? Can graduate students apply for an early Degree Examination if they have earned all the credits required for Master Degree in that semester?

 After studying for a full academic year, completing required courses and credits and finish writing first draft of thesis, graduate students can apply for Degree Examination before application deadline on the school calendar.  In the case that graduate students have finished all the required courses and credits and submitted a completed dissertation, they are allowed to move up Degree Examination under the approval of thesis advisor and director of the department.  After taking Degree Examination, if students still cannot finish all the required courses and earn all the required credits, they are allowed to keep their Degree Examination score for a year.