Graduate students are required to maintain a grade average of at least 3.0. Only graduate-level grades are used to compute grade points. When the cumulative GPA falls below 3.0, the student is placed on probation. If the student is successful in raising the grade point average, the probation is lifted. If the grade point average does not increase, a student must obtain permission from the associate dean of graduate studies in order to remain on probation for a second semester. If the associate dean of graduate studies believes the 3.0 cannot be achieved within the 37 hours required, the student may be dismissed from the program.
MU rules regarding satisfactory progress toward the degree also apply. A further discussion of satisfactory progress can be found within the MU Graduate School website.