Grades Acceptable Toward the Doctoral Degree

The minimum acceptable grade for each course used toward the doctoral degree is a B (courses in which a grade of B- or lower is earned will not count toward the degree). Grades of B- or below, though not counting toward the DPA degree, must be balanced with higher course grades to maintain the required cumulative GPA. All students are required to maintain a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher cumulative GPA. Students may submit a Student Petition to use up to 12 hours of transfer credit for post-master’s graduate work deemed appropriate for the DPA.