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Progression Standards

Academic and Progression Standards

Required Academic Standards for the Marshall University Physician Assistant Program consist of attaining a cumulative 3.0 grade point average. All didactic courses and SCPE courses will be graded with a letter grade A-F. All didactic courses and SCPE courses have been assigned appropriate credit hours. A grade of ‘C’ may be earned in a course, but the cumulative GPA cannot fall below 3.0. If this does occur then the student will be placed on academic probation for one semester only. If a student earns a grade lower than a ‘C’ in a course, then the student is unable to progress to the next semester and is eligible for deceleration (please see Deceleration Policy in this manual). Deceleration will only be allowed one time. All students must complete all courses.

In order to receive the Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant, each student must satisfactorily complete all required courses in the curricula and maintain the program’s performance standards, which include adhering to the program’s professionalism policies.

Students will graduate from the Marshall University Physician Assistant Program when they have met the following requirements. A formal vote by faculty on the Student Progress Committee will be required for students to graduate:

  1. Student has earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (the summative evaluation for the PA program is contained in the PAS 690 Senior Seminar course).
  2. All borrowed items from faculty, staff, program or university must be returned. Students are responsible to pay for any lost or damaged items.
  3. All fees must be paid.