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MSP--Graduation Requirements

Document Number: MSP--115 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 07/11/2013
Primary Author: Dean of the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 05/15/2012

General Description

Information about MSP graduation requirements.


Delineation of MSP policy.



Responsibility: Academic Affairs
VP for Academic Affairs

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Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy

Terms and Definitions: Loss of privilege, student

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Policy Provisions

MSP Graduation Requirements

Listed below is a summary of the necessary requirements in order to earn the Master of Science in Public Service Management degree at Cumberland University.


1. Each student must complete the standard Program-of-Study

as outlined by the University within five (5) years of initial


2. Each student must complete the required semester hours for

the M.S.P. degree within the established and published time-

frame for the program.

3. Each student must achieve a minimum over-all cumulative

grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) based on all

M.S.P. courses taken.  No more than six (6) semester hours of

“C” grade course work are acceptable in the M.S.P. program.

     4.     Each student must satisfactorily pass the Comprehensive Final


5. Each student, at the beginning of their last semester of course

work, must be current in their payment of all University tuition

and fees.

6. Each student must complete a “Graduation Application,” pay the

required graduation fees, and participate in the Commencement

and Hooding Ceremonies.


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Loss of privileges

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Dean of the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts

VP for Academic Affairs

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