Knowledge Management Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of at least 24 of these units in residence;
  2. Completion of all course work with a GPA of at least 3.0;
  3. Completion of the capstone project equivalent to 3 semester units (in addition to the 33 units of approved course work);
  4. Students must be fully classified within 12 units of graduate coursework (in order to be fully classified, students must have the following: Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, 3.0 GPA in their cumulative post-graduate course work, and have passed the UDWPE).

Steps Required to Complete Your KM Degree

Conditionally Classified Graduate (GRAD) Status

In order to achieve fully classified graduate standing, students will need:

  • A passing score on the Writing Proficiency Exam.

It is important to achieve full classified standing prior to completing more than 12 units of graduate coursework on the program of study. No more than 12 units of work taken prior to attaining fully classified status will be applied to a master’s degree program.

Classified Graduate Status

Students who meet all University and departmental requirements as outlined in the current catalog.

Graduation with Honors

Students who satisfy all program requirements and maintain a grade point average of 3.885 or higher on their coursework will receive their KM degrees with distinction. The notation "with distinction" is posted on the transcript and will appear on the diploma.

Applying for the Degree

Upon successful completion of all course work and requirements, student must indicate the semester in which they plan on taking the Capstone Project on the Graduation Application form.

Reinstatement to the KM Program

If a student withdraws from a cohort, s(he) may be admitted to another cohort at a later date. The reinstated student will be assessed the same tuition and nonrefundable fees as apply to all other students in the new cohort.

Note: All cohorts, once begun, will be taught out through to completion. However, there is no guarantee that new cohorts will follow in a specific area or within a specific amount of time.

Capstone Project Requirements

The only culminating experience for the Knowledge Management program is the Capstone Project taken during the last semester. Students will create a major independent assignment or research project that demonstrates an advanced understanding of the Knowledge Management best practices relevant to their particular professional setting.

Textbook Requirements

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Technical Requirements

Please carefully review the technical requirements for this program.

Program Policies

Please carefully review the full list of Program Policies, including Academic Honesty and Integrity Requirement, Time Limitations for Earning Degrees and Certificates, Temporary Disruption of Attendance, Withdrawal Policy and Refund Policy.