Online master’s students are required to be on campus at least twice during the program. One of those visits must be the on-campus seminar. This seminar is held over a long weekend in September of each year. Seminar topic changes from year to year, and the seminar may be repeated. The second visit to campus is for the thesis defense. In the event that a student resides in another country or is in a situation whereby it would create a hardship to come to campus, alternate arrangements can be made with the approval of the associate dean for graduate studies.