WiSH Graduation Information

WiSH Graduation Information

Graduation

1. Certificates

This programme involves a combination of coursework, assignments, projects, presentations and tests. Students are required to pass the overall assessment in order to be granted a Certificate. All students are required to fulfil the attendance requirement of at least 75% before they are considered eligible to be awarded the Certificate.

2. Diploma

This programme involves the completion of 3 modules and 1 Project. The assessment is a combination of coursework, assignments, projects, presentations and tests. Students are required to pass the overall assessment in order to be granted a Diploma. All students are required to fulfil the attendance requirement of at least 75% before they are considered eligible to be awarded the Diploma.

3. Bachelor Degrees

This programme involves the completion of 3 modules and 1 Project. The assessment is a combination of coursework, assignments, projects, presentations and tests. Students are required to pass the overall assessment in order to be granted a Diploma. All students are required to fulfil the attendance requirement of at least 90% before they are considered eligible to be awarded the Degree.

4. Master's Degrees (Awarded by the Hindu University of America)

All Master's Degree programs require successful completion of at least 30 credit hours of academic work. This includes University Core Courses for 6 or 9 academic credits in Hinduism and Sanskrit, designed to provide a common base of knowledge, values and skills essential to the education of each student upon which individual programs/departments build their specialized programs. These core courses also provide foundations for further intellectual development in the area of these programs.

Typically for a Master's Degree, the 30 credits have four major components:

  • University Core Courses - 6 or 9 credits
  • Core Courses of the chosen discipline - at least 9 credits
  • Elective Courses in the chosen discipline - 6 or 9 credits
  • Master's Thesis or 2 additional Electives* - 6 credits

Thesis and course-work-only options are available for most of the Master's Degree

5. Doctoral Degrees (Awarded by the Hindu University of America)

All Doctoral Degree (or Fellow Award) programs require successful completion of at least 63 credits of academic work - 33 credits of course work and 30 credits for a doctoral thesis. Additional course and/or thesis work may be required by the individual Program or Doctoral Committee.

Typical academic credits breakup for Doctoral Degree is as follows:

  • University Core Courses - 6 or 9 credits
  • Core Courses of the chosen discipline - at least 9 credits
  • Elective Courses in the chosen discipline credits - 12 or 15 credits
  • Research Methodology - 3 credits
  • Doctoral thesis - at least 30 credits

Credits earned for Master's courses at Hindu University of America or at other accredited institutions of higher learning may be counted towards Doctoral Degree requirements also. 6 credits.