A student will be placed on probation if his/her cumulative GPA falls below 2.5.


A graduate student will be dismissed under one or more of the following conditions: his/her GPA continues to fall below 2.5 after one year of being on probation or lack of progress toward degree completion.


The same re-admission 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)  may be transferred from another program or institution provided that they are equivalent to courses offered in DePaul’s graduate program, and they did not count toward another degree.

Undergraduate Courses

No undergraduate courses shall count toward the graduate degree.

Graduation Requirements

Requirements include, but are not limited to, twelve graduate courses (48 credit hours) with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

Graduation with Distinction

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

Time Limit

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