Page 52 2022–23 Graduate Academic Catalog School of Business Administration Master of Arts in Innovation Admission Process and Timeframe Applicants should follow specific admission criteria found in the Admissions section of the graduate catalog. Application decisions are generally made by the leadership of the M.A. program within two weeks after an admission application is completed. Graduate Admissions will then notify applicants of the admission decision. Tuition and Fees Tuition cost for the M.A. program for the 2022–23 academic year is $648 per semester hour. Audit is $324 per semester hour. Tuition cost for BTGS-6100 Biblical and Theological Foundations for Graduate Study for the 2022–23 academic year is $415 per semester credit hour. The graduation fee for the M.A. program for the 2022–23 academic year is $100. Financial Aid and Scholarships Federal aid is available to students who meet established requirements and complete the required forms. For additional information, visit cedarville.edu/gradaid. Institutional scholarships are not currently available. Academic Advising Upon admission into the M.A. program, each student is assigned a program advisor and a faculty advisor. The program advisor assists in helping the students with class scheduling and other graduate processes. The faculty advisor provides career and course advice. Degree-seeking students may review their academic program progression by selecting the Progress tab option in Student Planning at cedarville.edu/studentplanning. Course Sequencing Contact your program advisor for course sequencing and completion options. Course Load Depending upon the status of the Bible requirement upon admission, a minimum of 33–36 semester hours is required for graduation in the M.A. program. Transfer Credits In addition to the general requirements for the transfer of graduate credits, up to nine semester hours are permitted to be transferred into this program. The program director is responsible for evaluating all requests for transfer credit. Courses will be evaluated on an individual basis on the following criteria: • The course is equivalent to the required course offered in the M.A. • The courses were taken at an accredited college/university. • Course transferred from institutions on quarter hours are converted to semester hours using the standard calculation. Academic Discipline Policies Academic Warning There is no policy Academic Probation Academic Probation status refers to any student whose cumulative graduate grade point average falls below 3.00 and as a result is no longer in good academic standing. Students placed on academic probation are expected to return to good academic standing (overall GPA of 3.00 or above) within the attempting of 15 additional graduate credits. Failure to return to good academic standing may result in academic dismissal. Academic Suspension Academic Suspension status refers to any student on academic probation for two successive semesters and who accumulates six semester credits of “C+” or below. A student who is suspended from a graduate program may not be readmitted to the program for one calendar year, and then only if evidence for expecting satisfactory performance is submitted and found to be acceptable. Academic Appeals Academic discipline appeals will be considered on a caseby-case basis by the dean of the school in consultation with the director of the program. The student will be notified of the final decision in writing, which completes the appeal process. Readmission Any student who is suspended may apply for readmission to the University and to the School or program. Academic Dismissal The Academic Dismissal status refers to any student that is disqualified from continuing at Cedarville University and is not eligible for readmission. A student who is subject to suspension a second time may be permanently dismissed. Academic dismissal is a terminal action. Graduation Requirements In addition to general graduation requirements listed in the Academic section of this catalog, students seeking the M.A. degree must fulfill the following: • Complete 33–36 semester hours as specified in the program design in good academic standing. A minimum of 27 semester hours of the course requirements must be taken from Cedarville University. • Maintain an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0. • Complete all requirements for the degree within seven years after matriculation in the program. Intent to Graduate To graduate, whether or not they plan to attend commencement, students must submit an “Intent to Graduate” form and pay any applicable fees. An Intent to Graduate form is available at cedarville.edu/gradintent. After they submit their intent form to the registrar, the student's transcript will be audited to verify completion of degree requirements. Students are encouraged to indicate their intent to graduate at least one semester in advance so that they can be informed of any problems in meeting their degree requirements. Intent to Graduate forms must be received no later than March 15 of the commencement year. After that date, eligibility to participate in commencement will be deferred to the following year. A graduation fee of $100 will be charged to the student's account after their eligibility for graduation is confirmed. Walking in Commencement For M.A. students to be recognized in the May commencement, they must have an approved plan for completing the remaining M.A. courses by the end of the summer semester of that same year.