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The Graduate Catalog is applicable to students who enroll at the University beginning Summer 2017 through Spring 2018. The Graduate Catalog is the official listing of the policies governing graduate education at the University of Louisville. This Catalog documents policies and procedures set by the Graduate Council, and is updated each academic year to reflect changes and updates to policy. It is the document of authority for all students. The program requirements listed in the catalog supersede any information which may be contained in the bulletin of any school or department.

Revised May 2017.

The University of Louisville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor, master, specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees (D.M.D., J.D., M.D.). Individuals who wish to contact the Commission on Colleges regarding the accreditation status of the university may write the Commission at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (404)679-4500.

Effective December 2016, UofL has been placed on probation for one year by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The university remains fully accredited by SACSCOC while on probation. The probation focuses solely on issues related to the board governance of the institution and does not reflect on the quality of our academic or research missions.

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The University of Louisville reserves the right to change programs of study, academic policies, academic requirements, fees, course information, procedures for the confirmation of degrees, or the announced academic calendar and related deadlines without prior notice.

The provisions of this publication do not constitute an express or implied contract between the University and any member of the student body, faculty, or general public.

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate against persons because of race, religion, sex, age, handicap, color, citizenship or national origin. Inquiries or complaints about illegal discrimination including sexual harassment or handicap access can be made to the Affirmative Action Director (502)852–6538 if the response from the unit staff is unsatisfactory.

The Redbook is the official statement of the organizational structure, the rules of governance and procedures, and university-wide policies of the University of Louisville. If there is any conflict between the policies, procedures or other statements contained within this catalog, the Redbook shall govern. A copy of The Redbook is available electronically.

Reference copies of the university catalog are maintained by University Libraries, the university registrar, the Student Government Association Office, the student grievance officer, and the vice president for student affairs. Other policies and information covering students can be found in the Student Handbook.

Admissions criteria for many of the colleges and schools are reviewed periodically. Students should contact their anticipated unit or the Graduate Admissions Office for information on the requirements in effect at the time of admission.

Students should check with their academic advisor concerning the General Education Requirements in effect at the time of their admission.

Graduate Catalog Editors

The University of Louisville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). For more information –