Scholastic & Graduation Requirements

The Master of Science in Traditional Nutrition program is a 36 credit program. Students must submit all written assignments and complete a course every sixty (60) days for each 3 credit courses.

Students are assessed on their mastery of factual information through written assignments, and online examinations. To graduate, students need a grade point average of 3.0. Additionally, students must clear all financial obligations, and their student file must be complete.

Course Grading Scales

Letter grades are determined according to the following scale:

Grade Score Description Grade Points
A 100-94 Excellent 4.0
A- 93-90 High Quality 3.7
B+ 89-87 Very Good 3.3
B 86-84 Good 3.0
B- 83-80 Acceptable 2.7
C+ 79-77 Fair 2.3
C 76-73 Poor 2.0
C- 72-70 Very Poor 1.7
F Below 69 Failure 0.0

Grade Point Average

Students in a graduate program must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above to graduate. The registrar calculates grade point averages according to the point values in the grading scale. A grade of W (Withdraw) does not calculate into the GPA. Withdrawals, however, may be counted toward credits attempted for academic progress requirements.

Students who deserve recognition for excellence in academic performance will be identified at graduation with the following designations:

Summa Cum Laude - 3.90 - 4.00

Magna Cum Laude - 3.80 - 3.89

Cum Laude - 3.70 - 3.78

Repeating a Course

Students who receive an F (Fail) grade in a course may repeat that course one time in order to earn a passing grade. Failure of the same course a second time may result in dismissal from the University. GPA will be computed by the grade earned in the second attempt. Both course grades will remain on the transcript.