I'm sure there are better places to go with this question, but what the heck.
This is my first year of grad school, and the website says,
So what's to stop people from enrolling in the Ph.D. program and then quitting after they get their M.A.? If someone did this would the university make them give back their financial aid?Students enrolled in the doctoral program earn the M.A. degree as part of the process of fulfilling the requirements for the Ph.D. degree. However, we do not offer the M.A. degree outside of the Ph.D. program, so students who only wish to obtain a M.A. degree should consider an alternative university.