Academic Standards

A degree is awarded only when a student has completed a program of studies with a grade-point average of at least a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).

Degree credit is granted only for coursework in which the student earns a grade of C – or above. A graduate student may repeat one course in which a grade of C + or lower is received. The grade earned initially remains a part of the student’s record and is included in computations of quality-point requirements.

Any student receiving more than one D or F in an approved program of studies will not be permitted to continue in that program. 

All papers/projects/dissertations/thesis submitted must be original to each course unless the student has explicit prior permission from the instructor(s) involved.