The master’s degree is awarded by a senior college or, in certain fields, by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, to enrolled doctoral students who have fulfilled certain requirements. These requirements include a minimum of 45 GPA credits with an average grade of B (courses taken for P credit ordinarily cannot be included), passing the First Examination, satisfactory completion of a major research paper or, in some specific programs, a research paper, and any other requirements that may be established by the degree-granting college for en-route master’s degrees. Students must be enrolled and have met their financial obligations to the University. Applying students must abide by the deadline for filing establlished at each college. Those seeking an en-route master’s degree should have their Executive Officer initiate the appropriate application.