SSE Graduate Student Communications

Degree Audit and Transcript Review

At the beginning of the semester is a good time to sit down with your department academic advisor to review your transcript and degree audit.  If you have issues with your degree audit, you department needs to address those issues/concerns.  Your defense should be at least 1 week prior to the date of conferral.

MS students require at least 30 credit hours and a 3.0 GPA in order to graduate.  30 credit hours are required with and without a thesis.

PhD students require at least 48 credit hours and a 3.0 GPA in order to graduate. PhD students should complete their Prospectus and be Admitted into Candidacy at least 6 months prior to graduation.  Your defense should be held at least 30 days prior to the date of conferral.

For Graduation Information and details go to - SSE Graduate Student Graduation Requirements


Understanding Full-time Enrollment vs Full-Time Research Student Enrollment

Full-Time Student Enrollment is a student is enrolled in 9 or more credit hours.  When you are enrolled in 9 or more credit hours, you are automatically enrolled and charged full-time student fees. (Tuition and Fee information is on the Tulane Accounts Receivable website). 

Full-Time Research Enrollment requires that a student is enrolled in a course with a 9980 or 9990 course number.  Students are charged fees based on number of credits enrolled.  Your access to various services on campus will be impacted when you are enrolled as a full time research student. 

Verifying if you have TSHIP (enrollment is required each academic year)

TSHIP – TSHIP enrollment window information is on the Tulane Campus Health website. Tulane Student Health Insurance Plan (TSHIP) is not managed by Tulane but by a third party company – Gallagher.  If you have missed the window to enroll (or opt out) of TSHIP, you will need to go to the TSHIP website and follow the instructions found on the website.  The website also includes information about the plan and the coverage it provides to students.

Please note: IF you do not see TSHIP billed on your account (Fall and Spring billing), you are not enrolled in TSHIP.  If you need to be enrolled in TSHIP, please go to the Tulane TSHIP website and follow instructions for enrollment.