Grades Acceptable Toward Master's Degrees

Campus policy allows master’s degree students to apply a maximum of eight hours of C grade (grades of C- or lower are not allowed) toward a degree, provided they have earned a minimum of a 3.0 GPA at the time of graduation. To approve the use of C graded courses, students must complete a Student Petition and have it signed by the student's advisor and department chair indicating the course(s) to be used. Individual academic programs may require a higher minimum grade for graduate credit, so graduate students should check with their academic advisor and/or department regarding individual program requirements to determine if a grade of C is acceptable. Credit for courses in which grades below C (including grades of C-) are earned will not count toward master’s degree requirements.