A Master of Arts is offered in these seven instructional divisions of the college with majors in each division: Division of the Arts, Division of Education, Division of Health and Physical Education, Division of Music, Division of the Humanities, Division of the Science, Division of the Social Studies.
Admission to candidacy for the degree of Master of Arts will be taken after the student has been in residence for at least one quarter or summer session earning at least 12 hours of graduate course credit of which four hours must be in the 300 course; achieved a 3.7 GPA or better, satisfactorily demonstrated proficiency in English Usage, and satisfied all the classification requirements of the Graduate Council.
Graduate School becomes an administrative unit
The Board of Trustees approves a new organization of the Graduate School. Beginning with the summer session the Graduate School is organized as a separate and distinct administrative unit of the college. The legislative and advisory functions are vested in the Graduate Council appointed by the president.
Graduate students represent 18.6 percent of the universityís total enrollment. Graduate students represent 18.6 percent of the universityís total enrollment.
Dr. Frank Covert Jean becomes the Dean
Dr. Jean held the position as the Graduate School's Dean from 1930-1933. He was also a botanist who provided strong leadership for the Department of Biology and for the Division of Sciences. His national reputation was largely based on his work, An Introductory Course in Science for Colleges, whom he wrote in collaboration with two other associates at the school.
First Doctorate Degrees awarded
The college confers its first doctorates on three candidates, all Ph.D.s in Education.
By the Numbers
The school reaches a total of 817 masterís and five doctoral degrees conferred since 1913.
University Name Change
The State Teachers College of Colorado becomes the Colorado State College of Education.
Non-Thesis Masterís Degree
The Graduate Council is reconstituted and mandated to study the rules of granting a non-thesis masterís degree. The problem of length of the summer session was also discussed, and the council proposed a six-week session and a two-week session as a solution. At the next meeting, a non-thesis masterís degree was approved.
Graduate Student Enrollment Increases
Enrollment nears the 1,000-student mark, with 982 students attending.
Ed.D. First Offered
The Education Degree (Ed.D.) was first offered as an alternative to the PhD. Instead of just requiring one dissertation as a prerequisite for graduation, there would be three required field studies. This number will later be reduced to two in the Ed.D.
Dr. Arthur Franklin Zimmerman becomes Dean
Dr. Zimmerman served as Dean of the Graduate School from 1939-1945 then again from 1947-1955. He was a significant historian on the Greeley campus, a Latin American scholar, and he became one of the founders of the national history honorary, Phi Alpha Theta.