INTRODUCTION TO GRADUATE PROGRAMS
The Master’s University offers Master of Arts graduate programs in Biblical Counseling and Biblical Studies.
A student must complete his or her M.A. with a minimum 3.0 CUM GPA and no letter grade less than a C.
For credit hour requirements, refer to each M.A. degree’s program information on the pages that follow.
Graduate Academic Probation Policy
Any graduate student whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below 3.0 or who receives a letter grade of C
or lower in any class will be placed on academic probation for one semester. They must earn a B- or better in all their
classes and a minimum GPA of 3.0 during their next semester of study to be removed from academic probation.
Any graduate student whose cumulative GPA remains below 3.0 or who receives any grades lower than a B- in classes
for two consecutive semesters will be subject to academic disqualification and dismissal from the University. A student
subject to disqualification may appeal by submitting 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 a
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 cheating, 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 academic dishonesty will result in the student failing the assignment or the
course at the instructor’s discretion, depending on the severity of the incident. Any subsequent documented offense of
academic dishonesty by that student (regardless of whether it occurs in the same or any other course taken by the student
at the University) will result in automatic failure of the course and expulsion of the student from the University for a
minimum of one academic year.
Appeals of Academic Dismissal
A student subject to academic dismissal because of a low cumulative GPA or because of academic dishonesty may
appeal by submitting 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.