My school, who I otherwise like, recently made a bid to up their stock in the education world, and now they are a national research university. Now over 70% percent of the student body go for their master's and doctorates. Before this change, they were a regional university like my undergrad institutions, like my old Cal State university or California junior college. The primary focus there was undergraduate programs and practical education. But with the research university status, they upped the degree requirements for my program by 33% percent. At $2100 a 3 unit class, this is a huge financial burden. I am not happy, nor do I understand why they did this. I took some time off from grad school and when I came back, it went from 36 units to 48 units. (formerly 4 prereqs, 4 electives, 4 core; but now 6 prereqs, 4 electives, and 6 core) Has this happened to any of you? comments?