Academic Review

Every academic unit evaluates the academic performance of its graduate students at the close of each term, adhering to the standards of the Graduate School of Management and any additional standards promulgated by the unit.

Graduate students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.000 in all course work, including prerequisites, foundations, core, elective core, elective courses, whether they apply toward the degree or not. Specific attention is given to those admitted on Probationary Status. Those who do not meet the requirements outlined on their admission letter may be recommended for dis-enrollment. This is a university requirement and minimum standard for graduate courses and graduate students. Students are responsible for awareness of these standards, which are listed in the program section of the Graduate School of Management bulletin.

Students that have below average or unsatisfactory work are sent official notification to their Marquette email account from the Graduate School of Management. Marquette University email is considered an official form of communication. The results of this review are reported to the Office of the Registrar and noted on student records.

Satisfactory academic work is not, however, determined exclusively by course grades. All Graduate School of Management degree students, including those registered for continuation courses must make substantial and visible progress toward their degrees. This includes successful completion of such program requirements as the master’s professional project and comprehensive examination.

All students enrolled in Graduate School of Management courses are subject to the standards stated within the Graduate School of Management including, but not limited to degree, non-degree, exchange students and others taking GSM courses. All students must maintain professional behavior at all times.

Examples of unsatisfactory work include, but are not limited to:

  1. any difficulty maintaining the required 3.000 grade point average, such as a weak first or second term, multiple incompletes, accumulating three grades of C (nine hours) or a combination of four grades of B- and/or C (12 hours), or one grade of F, WF, U or UNC;
  2. a term without substantial and visible progress toward completion of program requirements, such as professional project, comprehensive exam, course work;
  3. violation of probation requirements;
  4. unprofessional behavior in a class, or professional setting representing Marquette University.

If, in the judgment of the academic unit, a student does not meet the non-academic standards, either a warning letter is issued by the department to the student, or a recommendation is made to the dean of the Graduate School of Management that the student be dropped from the graduate program.

Academic Review communication is directed to your Marquette email.