Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory Academic Progress in the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Online Program is demonstrated by:

Mastery of course material as demonstrated by course grades.

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.0. The academic history of students who fall below this minimum in three academic terms will be carefully reviewed to determine if the student’s grades are an accurate reflection of his or her mastery of the material. Contact the Program’s Academic Director (Luahna Winningham Carter) with questions or for more information.

Successful completion of coursework.

Students must complete courses in which they enroll. The enrollment history of students who withdraw from multiple courses in an academic year will be carefully reviewed to determine if the student is engaging in artificial grade inflation (i.e., withdrawing from courses to avoid damage to the cumulative GPA). Contact the Program’s Academic Director (Luahna Winningham Carter) with questions or for more information.

Students must enroll for at least one credit hour in the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Online Program every academic year from start to finish of their degree.

The Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati requires students to be registered for at least one credit hour in each academic year – in their program of study – from start to finish. Students who fail to register during an academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer terms) and do not file a leave of absence will be dismissed and have to petition for reinstatement in order to resume coursework. Contact the Program’s Academic Director (Luahna Winningham Carter) with questions or for more information.

Students must complete all Program, Graduate School, and University requirements for graduate (including application for graduation) within five academic years.

The Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati requires students to complete academic programs within five academic years from start to finish. Students who do not complete their program within five years must file an extension for additional time-to-degree. Contact the Program’s Academic Director (Luahna Winningham Carter) with questions or for more information.

The requirements to complete the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Online Program include:

Formal Admission

Students must be matriculated into the Program by the School of Criminal Justice. Contact an Enrollment Advisor for more information about and assistance with the application process.

Completion of Program Coursework

Students must complete 48 quarter hours of coursework (33 academic semester hours) from the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Online Program curriculum. TStudents may not graduate if any unresolved grades (e.g., incompletes) are present on the graduate academic record. Contact the Program’s Academic Director (Luahna Winningham Carter) with questions or for more information.

Meet Minimum GPA Requirements

The Graduate School requires that students earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to graduate. Students who have a GPA below 3.0 when all coursework required by the Program is complete do not qualify for graduation. Contact the Program’s Academic Director (Luahna Winningham Carter) with questions or for more information.

Fulfill Fiscal Responsibility

Students must have no outstanding balance with the University in order to qualify for graduation. All fees must be paid. Contact the Program’s Academic Director (Luahna Winningham Carter) with questions or for more information.

Continuous Enrollment

Students must be enrolled in at least one graduate-level credit hour in the Program in each academic year from the term of application to the last term of enrollment. In addition, students must be enrolled in the academic year in which they apply to graduate.

Apply for Graduation

Degrees are not conferred without a formal application for graduation. Contact the Program’s Graduation Coordinator (Kathleen Wright) with questions or for more information.

Withdrawal from the Program

The Graduate School requires who wish to withdraw from their program to notify their departments in writing and copy the Graduate School regarding their intent to withdraw from their programs.

Students who wish to withdraw from the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Online Program and/or the University of Cincinnati must contact the Academic Director (Kathleen Wright), and make the request for withdrawal online via email. The Program will notify the Graduate School of the withdrawal on behalf of the student.