2023-2024 Course Catalog
Satisfactory Academic Progress - Graduate
All graduate students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 during their enrollment. At the time of completion of graduate degree requirements, students must have earned a minimum of a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (GPA) unless noted otherwise by a specific graduate program. Satisfactory progress toward a degree is monitored each term/semester by this same criterion. Unless otherwise specified by the graduate program, the minimum full-time academic load during any semester is nine credit hours per semester. In the PsyD program, full time academic load is six credits.
Students determined to be not in good academic standing are subject to academic probation, academic suspension, or academic dismissal depending on the review of the overall academic record. Additional program specific academic standing policies for students in the School of Health Sciences can be found in the specific program handbook.
When a student earns a grade lower than B-, the course must be repeated if the course is required as part of a degree program. In extenuating circumstances, a department chair or program director, with the dean's approval, may substitute another course of similar content. Additionally, no course may be repeated more than twice. If the repeated grade earned is less than B-, the student will be dismissed.
The majority of graduate academic actions and separations are recorded on the student's transcript, with the exception of academic warning, and these actions may endanger the continuation of financial aid.