Academic Requirements

San José State University Graduate Studies Academic Requirement

Per university policy, graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average (GPA). If the GPA falls below 3.0, Graduate Studies will automatically put the student on academic probation with the requirement that the cumulative GPA be restored to 3.0 within one semester. If the student’s GPA does not reach 3.0 within one semester, the student will be automatically disqualified from the university and not allowed to enroll in SJSU courses. This is a very serious situation, with few options for reinstatement. Students who anticipate probation or disqualification must meet immediately with the MPH Distance Coordinator (or designated faculty leader) to explore the remaining options. Delay in addressing the situation will significantly limit the available options. Readmission to the university is difficult and not guaranteed.

MPH Program Academic Requirement

In addition to the university requirement, the MPH program has its own academic policy. Students must earn a grade of B- or better in each course. Students who earn a C or C+ will be required to register for additional units (1-3), at extra cost, and assigned remedial coursework in order to master the essential objectives of the course. A grade of C- or below will result in retaking the entire course. If the course is a prerequisite, you will not be eligible to enroll in the next course in the sequence until you complete the prereq with a B- or better. You will also incur additional fees, and your graduation will be delayed.