Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 155

Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling
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GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Graduate Programs
Introduction to Graduate Programs
The Master’s College offers Masters of Arts-
graduate programs in Biblical Counseling and
Biblical Studies.
Graduation Requirements
1. A student must complete their MA with a
minimum of a 3.0 CUM GPA with no grade
less than a B-.
2. For credit hour requirements refer to each
Master of Arts degree’s program information
in the pages that follow.
Graduate Academic Probation
Policy
Any graduate student whose cumulative
grade point average (GPA) falls below 3.0 or
receives a grade lower than a B- in any class
will be placed on academic probation for one
semester. They must earn a B- or better in all
their classes and minimum GPA of 3.0 at the
end of the first semester to be removed from
probation.
Any graduate student whose cumulative GPA
remains below 3.0 or receives any grades lower
than a B- in classes for two consecutive semes-
ters will be subject to academic disqualification
and dismissal from the college. A student sub-
ject to disqualification may appeal by submit-
ting a letter to the Vice President of Academic
Affairs stating why he/she should not be
disqualified. The student’s request will then be
reviewed by the Academic Affairs Council for
final decision.
Academic Dishonesty
It is the responsibility of the faculty member
to pursue suspected incidents of academic
dishonesty occurring within his/her courses.
If a student is found to be guilty of cheat-
ing, plagiarism or another form of academic
dishonesty, the faculty member is required to
document the incident in writing and submit
the report to the Vice President of Academic
Affairs. The first documented incident of aca-
demic dishonesty will result in the student fail-
ing the assignment or the course at the instruc-
tor’s discretion depending on the severity of
the incident. Any subsequent documented of-
fense of academic dishonesty by that student
(regardless of whether it occurs in the same
or any other course taken by the student at the
College) will result in automatic failure of the
course and expulsion of the student from the
College for a minimum of one academic year.
Appeals of Academic Dismissal
A student subject to academic dismissal be-
cause of a low cumulative GPA or because of
academic dishonesty may appeal by submit-
ting a letter to the Vice President of Academic
Affairs within two weeks of being notified of
dismissal, along with an explanation of why
the student believes the dismissal was unfair.
The student’s request will be reviewed by the
Academic Affairs Council with input from the
student’s advisor, faculty who have had the
student in recent classes, and the academic
counselor. The council will make a decision
on the appeal, which will be communicated in
writing to the student by the Vice President of
Academic Affairs.
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