It is expected that students in the Graduate School will do a higher quality of work than those in the undergraduate colleges. Since no degree is conferred in consequence of mere time fulfillment or credits gained, the student must show performance of a superior quality.
A minimum grade of "C" is required to earn graduate credit in any graduate-level courses (See specific program handbooks for any variations.) It does not follow, however, that minimum satisfactory grades will qualify for a degree. Graduate degrees will not be awarded to students who do not possess an overall grade-point average of 3.00 in the graduate program.
The ability to express oneself in idiomatic and grammatically correct English will be regarded as a determining factor in assigning grades, and no one will be allowed to pursue a graduate program unless he or she consistently demonstrates this ability.