Retention and Completion Requirements
The program requires that a minimum of a 3.0 GPA (grade point average) be maintained through the complete curriculum. A student that falls below this standard, at any time, is automatically in academic jeopardy and he/she is subject to academic review by the Director. A student falling below the GPA requirements will be allowed the two following semesters to bring his/her GPA to a 3.0 or better. Failure to accomplish this will result in dismissal from the program.
In order to earn the M.A. in Bilingual/Bicultural Studies, students must successfully complete all core and elective courses for a total of 33 credits in the program.
- Once an applicant is accepted into the program, a maximum of seven years will be allowed for the successful completion of the program. Only in extreme circumstances will a “leave of absence” be granted. When a leave of absence is granted, it will not exceed a maximum of one year. The period of leave granted will not count toward the maximum seven years permitted to complete the program.