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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
  • 42 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

Degree Completion

Having met all general education requirements, sample degree completion timelines can be seen below.

18 month degree completion

  • Without Prior Learning Credits
  • With Prior Learning Credits

2 year degree completion

  • Without Prior Learning Credits
  • With Prior Learning Credits
  • Summer
  • No Summer

3 year degree completion

  • Without Prior Learning Credits
  • With Prior Learning Credits
  • Summer
  • No Summer

Additional Information

If you have questions about the Organizational and Professional Development general education requirements, please see the university course catalog.

For more information about Prior Learning Credits click here.