Fulfillment of Requirements/Graduation
All courses in one program that will count toward meeting the requirements of the other program must be completed before the awarding of either degree. Students will be required to fulfill all requirements for each degree in order to be awarded that degree, subject to the interprogram transfer of credits. With respect to EDTHP program requirements for a thesis or paper, work done while at Penn State Law under the supervision of a Penn State Law faculty member may be appropriate for incorporation into the thesis or paper with the approval of the EDTHP degree program committee (in such cases, the committee should consider whether the credits afforded such work will be subject to the twelve credit maximum for interprogram transfers). A Penn State Law faculty member must be a member of the committee).
If for some reason the student cannot complete the requirements of the J.D., the student will still be allowed to count Penn State Law courses already taken toward the pertinent EDTHP degree, even if he or she is no longer in the joint degree program.
Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 599 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.