Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science 2018–2019 167 A cumulative GPA of a minimum of 3.0 is required for graduation for the MHSc program. Students completing the coursework for graduation, but not achieving the required minimum GPA for graduation will be required to enroll in additional coursework at additional costs to bring their cumulative GPA up to the minimum requirement for graduation. (Note: Please bold the following sentence, only) If you are receiving financial aid, you need to contact the financial aid office at (954) 262-3380 or toll free at 800-806-3680 to obtain their advice on how your devision to continue beyond your degree requirement may or may not affect your financial aid eligibility. Graduation with Honors A student graduating with a cumulative GPA of 3.74 or higher is eligible to receive the degree with honors. A student graduating with a cumulative GPA of 4.0 is eligible to receive the degree with high honors. Retake Policy If a required course is failed, the student must repeat the course at its next regularly scheduled offering. Additional tuition will be charged for repeated courses. A student who has experienced two or more course failures while in the Master of Health Science Program may be dismissed from the program. Any course failed on first taking will be considered a course failure. Passing a course through retake does not negate the original failure for purposes of retention in the program. Credit Transfer Students matriculated in the M.H.Sc. program may petition for transfer of credits to the program. Up to, but not to exceed, 6 credit hours of graduate work (of a grade B or higher) may be considered for transfer from a regionally accredited institution. The courses considered for transfer must meet the goals and objectives of the M.H.Sc. courses in question, and cannot have been previously applied toward another awarded degree in or outside of NSU. Continuous Enrollment The program requires students to enroll in at least one course per semester for the duration of their M.H.Sc. studies. If a student needs to take a semester off during the academic year, a formal request for a leave of absence shall be submitted to the program director, and will be subject to approval. Continuing Services The program is designed to be completed in three years. Continuing services fees will be imposed after 36 months in the program. All students must finish the program within five years of the date of acceptance, or they will be dismissed. After the 36th month in the program, students will be enrolled in the continuing services at a cost of $990 per semester. Accelerated Dual-Degree M.H.Sc./D.H.Sc. Program Students in the Accelerated Dual-Degree M.H.Sc./D.H.Sc. program fall under the policies of the M.H.Sc. and D.H.Sc. programs.