Graduate student can obtain honors only at the time of the final defense or final exam (and comprehensive exam for . students). Students enrolling in coursework only degree programs do not have the opportunity to receive honers at the graduate level. Students who complete a project, thesis or dissertation will have the opportunity to receive honors at the time of the final exam or defense. Students should discuss the requirements for graduation with their program advisor if seeking honors. Only 10-15% of graduate students receive this high distinction.