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Graduate Degree Requirements

The School of Professional Advancement awards a master’s degree following the successful completion of ten graduate-level courses. Please refer to the individual program for specific coursework requirements. No thesis is required. Students may not apply more than two independent study courses toward graduation requirements. In order to earn a master’s degree, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00. Students must also submit an application for degree at the beginning of the semester in which the student plans to complete all required coursework.

Students must submit an application for degree/certificate early in the semester in which they plan to graduate. This application must be completed with the student’s academic advisor. Applications for degree/certificate are available at each campus location.

Academic Progress Requirements

Students admitted to the graduate program must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.00 or better to be considered in good academic standing. Students whose grade point average falls below 3.00 will be placed on academic probation and limited to a maximum of six credit hours in the subsequent semester. Students will be removed from academic probation when they earn an overall grade point average of at least 3.00.

Students may apply one B- toward degree requirements; however, students who earn a second B- will be dismissed from the program. Students who receive a grade of C+ or lower in any coursework attempted will be dismissed from the program.

Please refer to the individual master’s degree program pages for specific information for each graduate degree.