Continuation in Masters Program

Requirements for Continuation:

  • No course with a final grade below C (2.0) can be counted toward the MS degree. If the GPA falls below 3.0 for two consecutive semesters, the student will be dropped from this graduate program.
  • If you are conditionally classified and do not complete all the pre-requsite courses outlined in the acceptance letter within 1 year from matriculation, you will be disqualified from the program.
  • NEW ON GWAR: If you do not achieve 3.5 or above on the GRE Analytical Writing or achieve 3.0 and pass the departmental writing test within 1 year from matriculation, you will be disqualified from the program.  For more information about the departmental writing test, contact the graduate advising coordinator.
  • You must file a leave of absence form if you will not be enrolled in any class for a semester or longer.  Otherwise, you will be considered as having left the program.

Planning Your Courses:

  • To keep track of your progress, you must complete the Advising Sheet (in MS Word format) at the end of each semester before advancing to candidacy.
  • You must complete the Course Subsitution Form if you would like us to count 1) courses you plan to take at another university and 2) CSUSM Open Univesity or Extended Learning courses you took prior to your being admitted (which were not counted for another degree).
  • Please use this 600 level course rotation scheme with their pre-requisites.  Use this form to plan out your courses
  • As soon as you have completed all pre-requisite courses and the 4 core courses, you must submit the name of the advisor to the Graduate Advising Coordinator. No exceptions. The advisor will help you choose elective courses to prepare you for the advancement to candidacy.

For other useful information and policies, please visit Graduate Studies Page