Graduation Requirements

In addition to Eastern Illinois University's general education requirements, the graduation requirements for the OPD program include the following:

  • A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit
  • 25 semester hours of residency credit: EIU tuition fee courses
  • 40 semester hours of upper division credit: 3000 to 4000 level courses
  • 56 semester hours of senior institution credit (from a 4 year University)
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 and a GPA of 2.0 on all departmental courses taken (4.0 point scale)
  • Electronic Writing Portfolio submission


Any additional questions about graduation requirements should be directed to:

Donna Dawson, Academic Adviser
(217) 581-7128