This policy applies only to students who enter the PhD
program without a Masters degree recognized by Columbia. Every MS/PhD
track student (registration status ETCOMS) must apply for MS graduation
in order to receive the MS degree from Columbia University and be
awarded advanced standing towards the PhD.
The faculty will approve the MS degree application following successful completion of six (6) breadth requirement courses or exams completed at Columbia (not including imports), of which at least four (4) must be core. The student must have also satisfactorily completed at least 30 graduate points as required by SEAS.
Last updated on August 3, 2011.