Academic Requirements


Students must complete every class with a minimum of a B-. Studies who receive a grade of C or withdraw from a course are only allowed to repeat the class one time. If students do not receive a grade of B- or above the second time that they take a course, they will be dropped from the program. Students receiving a grade of F in a course taken for the first time will also be dismissed from the program.

The thesis component of the program is not completed until all three members of the student’s thesis committee approve the final draft of the thesis. The approval is noted by the signatures of each member of the committee on the approval page of the thesis.

Unless compelling and exigent reasons exist, students must complete the program in three academic years beginning from the semester of matriculation.

Students entering the program may transfer up to six graduate credits. Only courses listed in the curriculum will be considered.