Graduation Honors

Students are recognized at Commencement and honored by the University for having achieved academic excellence in their degree programs. Latin honors are not used in graduate study; instead students receive “With Distinction” on their records and diploma. Requirements for distinction are as follows:

A cumulative grade point average of 3.9 to 4.0 is required for programs in Business Administration, Creative Writing, Counseling, Education, English, Forensic Science, Health Education, Humanities, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, Public Health, the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, and the Doctor of Education.

A cumulative grade point average of 3.7 to 4.0 is required in the Doctor of Physical Therapy, the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling, and the Master of Medical Science (Physician Assistant) degree programs. Transfer credit is not calculated for eligibility for distinction.