A student will be placed on academic probation if his/her cumulative GPA falls below 2.50 after completing at least eight credit hours.


A student may be academically dismissed under one or more of the following violations of satisfactory progress:  

  • student's GPA only for the first twelve completed credit hours after being placed on academic probation is below 2.50. 
  • student's cumulative GPA after completing the first 24 credit hours after being placed on academic probation is below 2.50. 
  • lack of timely progress toward degree completion.


The same readmission standards outlined in the Graduate Student Handbook and approval of the program director are observed for students in these programs.

Transfer Credit

No more than two graduate courses (8 quarter credit hours or the semester equivalent) may be transferred from another DePaul program or institution provided that they are equivalent to courses offered in DePaul’s graduate program, and they did not count toward another degree from DePaul or another institution.  Written approval must come from graduate program director and associate dean for graduate studies.

Undergraduate Courses

No undergraduate courses shall count toward the graduate degree.

Graduation Requirements

Requirements include, but are not limited to, 18 graduate courses (68 credit hours) with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50.

Graduation with Distinction

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75 for coursework applied toward the MSMT is required for graduation with distinction. 

Time Limitation

The degree is expected to be completed in a maximum of five years.