MaconCatalog : The School of Engineering : Master of Science in Engineering and Master of Science : Academic Requirements
Academic Requirements
The following criteria apply to all graduate students, including combined degree (4+1) program students:
1. Graduate students are expected to maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
2. Any graduate student earning a grade lower than a B will receive a warning.
3. A student earning a second grade lower than a B will be placed on academic probation. The student will be informed of requirements for regaining good academic standing. Failure to meet those requirements will result in the student being dismissed from the program.
4. A student earning a third grade lower than a B will be suspended from the graduate program for a semester.
5. An S/U grade does not affect the GPA. Graduate students are not permitted to take courses on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis for credit toward graduation unless the course is offered only on an S/U basis.
6. No credit is awarded for any course in which a grade below C is earned. No more than two grades of C or C+ in any combination may be applied toward a graduate degree.
7. Graduate courses may not be repeated.
The combined degree (4+1) program involves a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate level coursework, a full fifth year, beyond the 129 semester hours required for the BSE degree or the 120 hours required for the BS degree in Technical Communication. The following additional criteria apply to all combined degree students:
1. Undergraduate and graduate degree coursework must be pursued concurrently.
2. In addition to maintaining at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA on all coursework that applies toward the MSE or MS degree, students admitted to the combined degree (4+1) program must also maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in all undergraduate coursework and remain in good academic standing to remain in the combined degree program.
3. Any combined degree (4+1) program student whose cumulative undergraduate GPA falls below 3.0 will be suspended from the graduate program until his or her cumulative undergraduate GPA rises to 3.0 or above.