MSHS / DHSc Dual Degree and DHSc Graduation Requirements
Students enrolled in the MSHS / DHSc Dual Degree program or the DHSc program must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA at all times and will be placed on academic probation if their GPA falls below 3.0. Students who are unable to raise their cumulative GPA to 3.0 at the end of the probation semester or who fall below a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for a second time will be dismissed from the program.
The capstone project conducted in HSCI 870 is performed independently under the mentorship of a capstone committee. Students must successfully complete each of the capstone project milestones, in order shown, to successfully pass the capstone and complete the overall DHSc program:
- Project Premise / Research Concept in written form
- Project Proposal, presented as a written document and oral presentation
- Final Defense of the Project, presented as a written document and oral presentation
Through dedicated effort, it is possible to complete the capstone in two semesters (6 credit hours). Students requiring more time to complete the capstone project will be allowed, with permission, up to two additional semesters to achieve a satisfactory completion. If the capstone has not been completed in 4 academic semesters, the student will receive a failing grade in the capstone and will be dismissed from the program.