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Chapter III. GRADUATE REGULATIONS

Section 5. Professional Master's and Doctoral Degree Programs

600. Master of Architecture (M. Arch.) The degree or Master of Architecture (M. Arch.) will be granted on the following conditions:

For candidates holding an architectural degree:

(A) The candidate shall have received a Bachelor's degree in architecture or a Bachelor's degree with a major in architecture from a school of approved standing and be approved for admission by the Graduate Division and the School of Architecture and Urban Planning.
(B) The candidate presently holding a degree in architecture shall have completed at least two years of graduate residence at the University of California.
(C) The candidate presently holding a degree in architecture shall have completed an approved program of at least 18 courses (the equivalent of 72 quarter units) of which no fewer than 15 courses (the equivalent of 60 quarter units) shall be graduate courses given in the Program of Specialization in which the candidate is enrolled.
(D) The candidate should have maintained an average of at least "B" in all courses undertaken in graduate status at the University of California.

For candidates not holding an architectural degree:

(A) The candidate seeking a first professional degree in architecture shall have received a Bachelor's degree from the University of California or an approved institution of higher learning.
(B) The candidate seeking a first professional degree in architecture shall have completed at least three years of graduate residence at the University of California.
(C) The candidate seeking a first professional degree in architecture shall have completed an approved program of at least 27 courses (the equivalent of 108 quarter units) of which no fewer than 22 courses (the equivalent of 88 quarter units) shall be graduate courses in the Program in which the candidate is enrolled.
(D) The candidate should have maintained an average of at least "B" in all courses undertaken in graduate status at the University of California.
602. Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in (Subject Field Department). The degree of Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in (Subject Field Department), Los Angeles, will be granted on the following conditions:
(A) The Master of Arts in Teaching program shall be administered by a Coordinating Committee appointed by the Dean of the Graduate Division consisting of a chairman, administrative secretary, faculty members from the participating subject field department, and one member from the Graduate School of Education. This Committee shall administer the M.A.T. program and certify its successful completion to the University and to the State Board of Education. It shall be the responsibility of the subject field department faculty members to serve as advisers to the M.A.T. candidate and to obtain the information necessary for degree certification for those students working in the department.
(B) Candidates for the M.A.T. degree are admitted by the Graduate Division and the participating subject field department in the customary manner and on the basis of the same University and departmental criteria which apply to applicants for admission to existing M.A. or M.S. programs in the subject field department. With such approval from Graduate Admissions, a candidate for the M.A.T. program petitions the M.A.T. Coordinating Committee for admission to the program. The candidate's qualifications are reviewed by the Committee in terms of a high level of competence in the subject field and his or her potential for success in the teaching profession. Approval by the M.A.T. Coordinating Committee is a prerequisite for admission to the program and specifically for admission to the methods, curriculum and practice teaching courses in a M.A.T. program.
(C) The minimum program, subject to approval by the Graduate Council, consists of 9 upper division and graduate level courses (the equivalent of 4 quarter units each), and includes the minimum courses in professional education required by the State Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing for the desired teaching credential, either Junior College, Secondary, or Elementary. Six of the minimum 9 required courses must be from the subject field department, and 5 of these must be graduate level (200 series, or not more than 1 four unit individual study or research course in the 500 series). The 6th subject field course may be upper division or graduate. Three of the required 9 upper division or graduate level courses may be satisfied by upper division or graduate level courses which are a part of the teaching credential requirements.
(D) A "B" scholarship average is minimal for the award of M.A.T. degree (with no less than a "B" level of performance in all courses taken in the subject field department and in practice teaching specifically).
(E) Qualified practicing teachers who already hold a teaching credential may apply for graduate admission and petition the M.A.T. Coordinating Committee for admission to a M.A.T. degree program. Additional courses in the subject field department will be substituted for unnecessary courses in education, and in such cases no practice teaching would ordinarily be required.
604. Master of Business Administration in Management (M.B.A.) The degree of Master of Business Administration in Management (M.B.A.) will be granted on the following conditions:
(A) The candidate shall have completed a program of courses and examinations as prescribed by the Faculty of the Graduate School of Management.
(B) The candidate shall have met the requirements for the Master's degree as determined by the Graduate Council.
606. Master of Education (M.Ed.) The degrees Master of Education (M.Ed.) will be granted on the following conditions:
(A) The candidate shall have received the Bachelor's degree; have fulfilled the requirements for admission to the Graduate Division and to the Graduate School of Education; and shall meet any additional requirements that may be specified by the Committee on Graduate Degrees, Admissions, and Standards in the Graduate School of Education.
(B) The candidate shall have completed at least a year of resident graduate study at the University of California, Los Angeles, as defined by the Graduate Council.
(C) The candidate shall select a professional specialization field from among those approved by the Graduate School of Education and the Graduate Council for inclusion in the M.Ed. degree program, and shall pursue a program of study approved by his or her guidance committee. The program of study shall constitute at least one year of work appropriate to the approved field of specialization in which the candidate seeks qualification. A minimum of 36 upper division and graduate units (in the 200/400 series) is required, at least 20 of which must be graduate professional education courses (400 series). The following shall be included:
(1) at least 3 graduate professional courses (400 series) in the approved field of specialization;
(2) a field or laboratory study minimally approximating a one-course requirement;
(3) additional related courses as recommended to complete the 36-unit minimum requirement.
(D) The candidate shall have maintained a scholarship average of not less than "B" in all work undertaken for the degree at the University of California, Los Angeles.
(E) The candidate shall pass a comprehensive written examination designed to assess comprehension of the professional knowledge basic to the selected specialization field, as well as understanding of the broad educational context in which the professional field resides; and shall pass a performance examination designed to assess professional competency in the solution of problems in the selected specialization field.
608. Master of Engineering (M. Engr.) The degree of Master of Engineering (M. Engr.) will be granted on the following conditions:
(A) The candidate shall have completed the requirements for the Bachelor's degree in one of the colleges or schools of the University of California or at another college or university of approved standing.
(B) The candidate shall have completed the substantial equivalent of the basic requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering in addition to the minimum requirements stated in paragraph (C) below.
(C) The candidate shall have met the residence and course requirement for the Master's degree established by the Graduate Council and shall have demonstrated competence in the design of engineering systems. The program shall consist on such courses as will prepare the candidate in the discipline of engineering design, and will also include such courses and activities as will broaden the student through contact with the contributing and contiguous areas of knowledge. Subject to the approval of the Graduate Council, the program of study will be determined and administered by the Department of Engineering and administered by the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
(D) The candidate must maintain a "B" average in all course work undertaken as a graduate student at the University of California.
(E) The program of work of each candidate shall be under the supervision of a faculty committee appointed by the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
(F) A comprehensive final examination in the area of the program or an engineering report of a design project is required of each candidate. The choice of method in meeting this requirement shall rest on the preparation of the student and shall be at the option of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
610. Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) The degree of Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) will be granted on the following conditions:
(A) The Master of Fine Arts in the College of Fine Arts is awarded in recognition of an individual's attainment of professional excellence as a creative artist in a special field.
(B) The candidate for the degree of Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) shall be admitted to the Graduate Division, UCLA, and shall pursue a program of courses and examinations prescribed by the Faculties of those departments in the College of Fine Arts in which the degree is offered. The candidate must meet the requirements for the M.F.A. degree as determined by the Graduate Council.
611. Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) [En 28 May 96] The degree of Master of Library and Information Science, in the field of study Library and Information Science, will be granted on the following conditions:
(A) The candidate shall have completed a program of courses and examinations prescribed by the Faculty of the Department of Library and Information Science.
(B) The candidate shall have met the requirements for the Master's degree as determined by the Graduate Council.
612. Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) [Repealed 28 May 96 - to be repealed for students 1 July 98]
613. Master of Music (M.M.) The degree of Master of Music (M.M.) shall be granted on the following conditions: The candidate shall have:
(A) been admitted to the M.M. program by the Graduate Division and by the Department of Music;
(B) completed the program of courses and examinations prescribed by the Faculty in a minimum of three quarters of residence at the University of California, Los Angeles;
(C) met the requirements for the Master's degree as determined by the Graduate Council.  [En 12 Mar 91]
614. Master of Nursing (M.N.)  [Repealed 23 May 95]
615. Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)   The degree of Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) will be granted on the following conditions:  [En 23 May 95]
(A) Graduation from a college or university of acceptable standing with an accredited baccalaureate degree and a nursing program satisfactory to the School of Nursing.
(B) Admission by the Graduate Division and by the School of Nursing to the curriculum leading to the Master of Science in Nursing Degree (M.S.N.).
(C) Evidence of the fulfillment of legal requirements for the practice of nursing.
(D) Completion of one year of study in graduate residence, University of California.
(E) Satisfactory completion of 15-19 approved quarter courses in the 100 and 200 series (course units ranging from 2 to 10 units).
(F) Satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination or thesis.
(G) A minimum grade-point average of 3.0. A grade of "B" in all clinical nursing courses leading to the degree. 
616. Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) The degree of Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) will be granted on the following conditions:
(A) The candidate shall have received the Bachelor's degree from the University of California or from another college or University of approved standing and shall have had such preparation for professional training in public administration as may be prescribed by the Department of Political Science.
(B) The candidate shall have completed at least one year of graduate residence at the University of California, and an approved program of at least 9 upper division and graduate courses, including no fewer than 5 graduate courses, and shall have passed a comprehensive final examination.
(C) The candidate shall have completed an approved program of internship or field training, of at least three months' duration, for which credit may be assigned in partial satisfaction of the unit requirement under (B) above.
(D) The candidate shall have maintained a minimum average grade of "B" in all courses taken in graduate standing at the University of California.
(E) Subject to the approval of the Graduate Council, the requirements for the degree will be determined and administered by the Department of Political Science at Los Angeles through an advisory committee of that department.
618. Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) The degree of Master of Public Health will be granted on the following conditions:
(A) The candidate shall have satisfied the University requirements for admission to the Graduate Division and satisfied one of the following requirements for admission to this curriculum:
(1) Graduation from an approved medical school.
(2) Graduation from an approved school of dentistry.
(3) Graduation from an approved college of engineering.
(4) Graduation from an approved school of veterinary medicine.
(5) Graduation, with the Bachelor's degree, from an approved college or university, provided the candidate's program has included such a substantial amount of satisfactory work in the biological, physical, and social sciences as will, in the judgment of the Faculty of the School of Public Health, constitute an adequate preparation for his or her proposed field of specialization.
(B) A candidate whose undergraduate or graduate work in the biological, physical and social sciences does not constitute adequate preparation for the proposed field of specialization must include courses in those sciences in his or her graduate program. Credit obtained for such courses may not be employed to fulfill the minimum requirements of (C).
(C) The candidate shall have completed at least one year of graduate residence at the University of California, and a minimum of 10 courses, at least 5 of which must be graduate level courses.
(D) Only courses in which the candidate is assigned grades "A," "B," or "C," may be counted in satisfaction of the requirements for the Master's Degree. The candidate must maintain an average of not less than "B" in all courses required or elected during his or her residence at the University of California as a graduate student.
(E) A comprehensive final examination in the field of specialization and in the general field of public health is required of each candidate.
(F) The candidate may be required to complete 10 more weeks of supervised field training in an approved community health institution or agency.
619. Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) The degree of Master of Public Policy shall be granted on the following conditions: [En 9 Nov 95]
(A) The candidate shall have been admitted to the M.P.P. program by the Graduate Division on the recommendation of the Department of Policy Studies;
(B) The candidate shall have completed the program of courses and other requirements prescribed by the Faculty in a minimum of three quarters of residence at the University of California, Los Angeles;
(C) The candidate shall have met the requirements for a Master's degree as determined by the Graduate Council.
620. Master of Social Psychiatry (M.S.P.)   [Repealed 8 Nov 88]
622. Master of Social Welfare (M.S.W.) The degree of Master of Social Welfare (M.S.W.) shall be granted on the following conditions: The candidate shall have:
(A) been admitted to the School of Social Welfare, and the Graduate Division, Los Angeles.
(B) spent two years of graduate study in Social Welfare, including at least one year, ordinarily the last, in residence at the University of California, Los Angeles.
(C) complete a program of courses and examinations prescribed by the Faculty of the School of Social Welfare and shall have met all the requirements for the Master's degree as determined by the Graduate Council.
(D) completed successfully the prescribed course in research methods, and have completed (a) a satisfactory thesis or (b) an individual research project or an individual part of a group research project.
(E) passed a comprehensive final examination in the field of Social Welfare.
(F) received grades of "A," "B," or "C," and maintained a grade-point average of at least "B" in all work performed in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree.
623. Engineer Degree (Engr.) The purpose of establishing the Engineer degree program is to offer a degree which represents a considerable advanced training and competence in the Engineering field, but which does not require the research effort and orientation involved in a Ph.D. dissertation.
(A) Requirements for Admission. Identical with the requirements for admission to the Ph.D. program, namely the applicant should have a Master's degree and meet the minimum grade-point requirement of 3.25. His or her academic preparation should be equivalent to that required for a comparable degree at the University of California.
(B) Requirements for the Engineer Degree.
(1) The basic program of study for the Engineer degree is built around one major field and two minor fields. The students may choose established Ph.D. major and minor fields for this purpose.
(2) Course Requirements. Students must take a minimum of 15 courses, 9 of which must be in the 200 series, divided among the major and minor fields as follows:

Major Field: A minimum of 6 (100-200 series courses), at least four of which should be 200 series courses.

Minor Field I: A minimum of 3 (100-200 series courses), at least two of which should be 200 series courses.

Minor Field II: A minimum of 3 (100-200 series courses), at least two of which should be 200 series courses.

500 series and seminar courses are not applicable for meeting the minimum course requirements. Courses taken at UCLA in satisfaction of Certificate and/or M.S. degree requirements of the School of Engineering and Applied Science may also be applied toward the course requirement for the degree.

(3) Examination Requirements. Students will be required to pass an eight-hour examination in that field. The level of achievement for meriting a pass in this examination shall be the same for both the Engineer degree and the Ph.D. preliminary field requirement.

After passing the major field examination, the candidate shall schedule a two-hour oral examination covering all three fields. The oral examination committee will be comprised of three members from the major field and one each from the two minor fields. On the successful completion of the course and examination requirements, the candidate shall be awarded an "Engineer Degree" (Engr.). If the student so chooses he or she may continue in the doctoral program. However, the student must return within a period of three years if he or she wishes to continue toward the Ph.D. program.

(C) Residence Requirement. For the Engineer degree (Engr.), the student is required to complete at least five quarters of academic residence in graduate status at the University of California, of which the last two must be spent in continuous residence at UCLA.
624. Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) The degree of Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) will be granted on the following considerations:
(A) Residence. The minimum residence requirement for the Doctor of Education degree is two years, one of which, ordinarily the second, must be spent in residence at the University of California, Los Angeles.
(B) Admission to the Program. Students are admitted to the program leading to the degree of Doctor of Education by the Committee on Graduate Degrees, Admissions, and Standards of the Graduate School of Education. In order to be so admitted, the student must satisfy the following requirements:
(1) Meet all requirements for admission to graduate status set by the Graduate Council; and meet such preparatory course requirements as may be set by the Committee on Graduate Degrees, Admissions, and Standards of the Graduate School of Education.
(2) Demonstrate broad competency in the field of Education by passing such examinations as the Committee on Graduate Degrees, Admissions, and Standards of the Graduate School of Education may specify.
(3) Present evidence, satisfactory to the Committee on Graduate Degrees, Admissions, and Standards, of his or her ability to do research.
(4) Have a Master of Education Degree or its equivalent.

Upon the student's admission to the Senate-approved program, the Committee on Graduate Degrees, Admissions, and Standards will appoint a guidance committee to aid him or her in selecting courses and preparing for the qualifying examination.

(C) Preliminary Requirements. Before advancement to candidacy, the student must satisfy the following requirements and such others as the Committee on Graduate Degrees, Admissions, and Standards may specify.
(1) Complete such graduate work as his or her guidance committee may specify, ordinarily at least two full years of graduate work, prior to advancement to candidacy and one thereafter.
(2) Present evidence of at least two years of successful professional experience in education or its equivalent.
(3) Pass a written qualifying examination designed to ascertain the student's competence in an educational specialization within one of the three major areas of graduate study in the Graduate School of Education as a base for his or her professional study field and dissertation research. Since the Ed.D. program is oriented toward key concepts and issues in education, the specialization field also includes a general knowledge of the major area. This examination shall be administered through the Committee on Graduate Degrees, Admissions, and Standards.
(4) Must pass a professional competency examination administered by a professional examination committee
(5) Must pass an oral qualifying examination which will draw from the content of the student's professional field of specialization as well as from content in related specializations and the major area of study; and his or her capacity to undertake research in the professional field of specialization will be evaluated. The examination shall be conducted by the student's doctoral committee.
(D) Advancement to Candidacy. For advancement to candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Education, a student who is recommended by the Committee on Graduate Degrees, Admissions, and Standards as having successfully completed the foregoing preliminary requirements must apply to the Dean of the Graduate Division.
(E) The Program of Advance Study. After formal advancement to candidacy, the student must complete a dissertation under the direction of the student's doctoral committee. The committee shall include three members of the Department of Education and one member from each of two other departments of the University of California, Los Angeles. The committee will be nominated by the Committee on Graduate Degrees, Admissions, and Standards of the Graduate School of Education, and appointed by the Dean of the Graduate Division, acting for the Graduate Council.
(F) Dissertation. The degree program includes a dissertation embodying the results of the candidate's independent investigation. The dissertation must make a contribution to professional knowledge in education, according to criteria established by the Committee on Graduate Degrees, Admissions, and Standards.

The dissertation is approved by the certifying members of the doctoral committee which is appointed by the Dean of the Graduate Division acting for the Graduate Council.

The dissertation must be prepared in a form acceptable to the Graduate Council, and the required number of copies filed.

At the option of the certifying members of the doctoral committee, a final oral examination may be required.

625. Doctor of Environmental Science and Engineering (D. Env.) The degree of Doctor of Environmental Science and Engineering is an interdepartmental program, administered by a regular UCLA faculty committee representing the approved participating Departments, which is appointed by the Dean of the Graduate Division acting for the Graduate Council. The degree of Doctor of Environmental Science and Engineering will be granted on the following conditions:
(A) For admission to this program, the student must have met all requirements for a Master's degree in one of the natural sciences, public health, or in engineering at UCLA or from another accredited graduate school with equivalent standards. The student must have met the University requirements for admission to the Graduate Division and be recommended by the interdepartmental committee responsible for this program.
(B) The candidate must have satisfactorily completed the Senate-approved program for this degree, including:
(1) three quarters of participation in the Environmental Problems Course, together with such related Environmental Workshops as may be required by the faculty guidance committee;
(2) for advancement to candidacy, an oral qualifying examination conducted by his or her Doctoral committee.
(C) The minimum academic residence for this degree is two years, one of which, ordinarily the second, must be spent in continuous residence at the University of California, Los Angeles.
(D) The candidate must have completed 1 to 2 years of applied research at an institution (normally not the University of California) with which the University has entered into an agreement as a suitable place for applied research training. After completion of the internship, the student must return to UCLA and submit a report written by the student to the Doctoral committee, which has been augmented when appropriate by one or more suitably qualified representatives from the outside institution.

The written report must demonstrate to the Doctoral committee that the candidate has effectively applied to the study, program, or project of his or her internship the knowledge, concepts, and principles acquired during the student's academic preparation.

626. Doctor of Public Health (Dr. P.H.) The degree of Doctor of Public Health (Dr. P.H.) will be granted on the following conditions:
(A) The candidate must have completed, with a "B" average or better, basic courses equivalent to those required for the degree of Master of Public Health at the University of California and such additional courses as may be prescribed by an examining board appointed by the Dean of the School of Public Health to appraise the candidate's academic and professional background.
(B) The candidate must have passed a qualifying examination conducted by a committee appointed by the Dean of the Graduate Division.
(C) In addition to requirements (A) and (B) above, the candidate must have completed in residence at the University of California, at least one academic year of work involving advanced specialization in the particular field of public health for which he or she is preparing.
(D) The candidate must have indicated the capacity to make a substantial contribution to the advancement of the science and art of public health by submitting a dissertation on a subject of his or her own choosing which bears on the principal subject of study, and is of such character as to show power to prosecute independent investigation. Approval of the dissertation and the final oral examinations will be given by a committee appointed by the Dean of the Graduate Division, acting for the Graduate Council.
(E) The candidate must have demonstrated ability either (1) by leadership in his or her field as evidence by successful experience in a post involving one exercise of substantial initiative and responsibility, or (2) by such other means as the Faculty of the School of Public Health may prescribe.
627. Doctor of Nursing Science (D. N. Sc.)
(A) Admission. Candidates for admission to the D.N.Sc. program must be registered nurses, and must have completed, with a "B" average or better, a Master's degree in clinical nursing specialty at an accredited graduate school with standards equivalent to UCLA's. The student must meet requirements for admission to graduate status set by the Graduate Council and such preparatory course requirements as may be set by the School of Nursing.
(B) Residence. A minimum of two years residence is required; one year, usually the second, must be in continuous residence at the University of California, Los Angeles.
(C) Preliminary Requirements. The student must satisfy the following requirements and such others as specified by the Doctoral Program Committee of the School of Nursing before advancement to candidacy:
(1) Complete satisfactorily such graduate work as may be specified by the student's guidance committee;
(2) Pass a Preliminary Examination, usually after completion of the core coursework;
(3) Pass a Qualifying Examination, conducted by the student's doctoral committee which is appointed by the Dean of the Graduate Division
(D) Advancement to Candidacy. For advancement to candidacy for the D.N.Sc. degree, a student who is recommended by the Doctoral Program Committee as having successfully completed all preliminary requirements must apply to the Dean of the Graduate Division.
(E) Advanced Study. After formal advancement to candidacy, the student must complete a dissertation under the direction of the student's doctoral committee. The dissertation, which must make an original independent and substantive contribution to the advancement of the science of nursing, is approved by the certifying members of the doctoral committee, and at the option of the certifying members, a final oral examination may be required.  [En 9 Oct 86]
628. Doctor of Social Welfare (D.S.W.) The degree of Doctor of Social Welfare (D.S.W.) will be granted on the following conditions:
(A) The candidate must have met the requirements for the M.S.W. degree with an excellent record from an accredited school of Social Work.
(B) The candidate must have completed, with a "B" average or better, the basic course requirements for the D.S.W. Although there is no specific unit requirement, the student will be expected to distribute his or her academic work with the guidance of the student's committee over the general areas of social work, history, and the social or behavioral sciences; techniques of theory construction, statistics and research methodology; and the history and philosophy of social welfare.
(C) The candidate must have passed qualifying examinations conducted by a committee appointed by the Dean of the Graduate Division.
(D) In addition to requirements (A), (B), and (C) above, the candidate must have met the two-year resident requirement of which at least three consecutive quarters shall have been spent in full time residence at the University of California, Los Angeles.
(E) The candidate must have indicated the capacity to make a substantial contribution to the existing body of knowledge in social welfare by submitting a dissertation which is an independent and origin-al investigation. Approval of the dissertation will be given by the certifying member of the doctoral committee appointed by the Dean of the Graduate Division acting for the Graduate Council. At the option of the certifying members of the doctoral committee, a final oral examination may be required.
629. Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) The degree of Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) shall be granted on the following conditions: The candidate shall have:
(A) met the requirements of a master's degree and have been admitted to the D.M.A. program by the Graduate Division and the Department of Music;
(B) completed the program of study as prescribed by the Faculty in a minimum of six quarters of residence at the University of California, Los Angeles;
(C) passed the qualifying examination conducted by the student's doctoral committee;
(D) demonstrated an original contribution to the understanding of performance, performance practices, or analysis and performance in a Doctoral Paper written in conjunction with the final Doctoral Recital, and offered an oral defense of the Doctoral Recital and the Doctoral Paper. [En 12 Mar 91]
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