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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Academic Progression Policy

GPA Requirement

Students who are not making satisfactory progress towards their degree will be placed on academic probation. All graduate students are required to maintain a 3.0 or better overall GPA in graduate courses taken toward the Master’s or Doctoral degree. Students who do not have a 3.0 or better will be placed on academic probation. Typically, students will be required to raise their GPA to 3.0 or better as a condition for lifting their probation.

For students in the PharmD/MS and the PharmD/PhD programs, courses taken toward the PharmD degree will not be included in the calculation of the graduate grade point average.

Grade Requirement

Students are also required to maintain a B- or better in all required courses. Students who do not the minimum grade must repeat the course the next time it is offered and earn a B- or better. At the discretion of the Department’s Graduate Studies Committee, students may be required to repeat other/non-required courses with grades lower than B-.

Resigning Courses

Students who resign from courses after the drop/add deadline without prior approval from the Director of Graduate Studies may be placed on probation.

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