Master of Science in Administration
Policy on Academic Standing
Students who are admitted the traditional/regular 2-year MSA Program must complete all degree requirements, including the MSA 800 Integrated Capstone Research Project (ICRP), within 5 years of the first semester of matriculation. Students who enter the 3-year non-traditional MSA program that requires the completion of graduate-level foundation courses must complete all degree requirements, including ICRP, within 6 years of the first semester of matriculation.
An MSA student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale during his/her entire academic program at Lincoln University. If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 during any semester, he/she will be counseled and admonished to bring his/her GPA up to the acceptable 3.0 threshold in the next two semesters. A failure in compliance will result in a student’s dismissal from the MSA program. Furthermore, a student will not be permitted to receive a “C” grade in more than two (2) MSA courses, and a grade less than “B” is not permitted in MSA 800, the Integrated Capstone Research Project course.
Once the student has entered ICRP status, an “R” grade will be recorded on his/her transcript every semester until he/she successfully defends the terminal research project. This means that a student must register every semester and pay the per hour credit for the ICRP until all degree requirements are fulfilled. Finally, the oral defense of a student’s terminal research project must be conducted within one (1) academic year of course completion. If the student successfully defends his/her terminal project, a final grade of A, A-, B+ or B will be recorded on the student’s transcript.
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