Memorandum of Courses (plan of study)

An MOC consists of courses considered necessary for the student’s degree. An MOC is intended to be flexible to meet the educational objectives of the student and to build on previous academic experiences. The student, along with the Supervisory Committee, should select courses that best support the student’s research and overall academic program.

A student’s MOC should be completed by the end of the student’s 2nd semester (or before completion of 15 credit hours). Students may not file the MOC and graduate in the same term. Changes may be made to an approved Plan of Study (MOC). Once the student and student’s faculty advisor agrees on the course change, the student’s faculty advisor emails the NHS Graduate Coordinator and Office of Graduate Studies Master’s Programs Coordinator for final approval. A revised MOC is not submitted to graduate studies.