MS in CJ Academic Policies
No student carrying two incomplete grades may enroll in additional course work without the written consent of the MS in CJ program coordinator. Incompletes must be finished by the beginning of the second term after which the incomplete was awarded. There are three terms within the academic year fall, spring and summer. Incompletes which are not finished by the beginning of the second term will automatically become an F grade. No degree will be conferred on a student who has an unresolved incomplete.
No student enrolled in the Master of Science with a major in Criminal Justice program and no non-degree student taking Master of Science with a major in Criminal Justice courses may repeat courses for credit in an attempt to improve a grade.
Academic Standing Policy
Graduate Master of Science with a major in Criminal Justice students whose academic performance is unsatisfactory will be subject to the following:
- Probation Student will be placed on probation for any of the following reasons:
- Student's cumulative grade point average falls below 3.00.
- Student earns two grades of C.
- Student earns a grade below C.
No student may be a candidate for the degree while on probation due to a GPA below a 3.00. Probation will be removed when the student's GPA reaches 3.00 or higher. Students who are on probation may not register until advised.
- Suspension Student will be placed on suspension for any of the following reasons:
- Student has already served three consecutive terms on academic probation.
No student may enroll in graduate courses at North Georgia while on suspension. Courses taken at another institution during the period of suspension will not be recognized for transfer credit. If suspended, a student must wait one academic year before applying to the North Georgia's Office of Graduate Admissions for readmission. Students seeking reinstatement in the Master of Science with a major in Criminal Justice program must petition the MS in CJ program coordinator in writing presenting a rationale for their reinstatement. They will be readmitted only upon approval of the Dean of the School of Arts and Letters and the MS in CJ program coordinator.
Academic and Professional Conduct Policy
At the end of each term, the program faculty or MS in CJ program coordinator may intervene to establish a plan of action for any student in the program whose competency is in question, for reasons including unprofessional, disruptive, or unethical behavior in the classroom or applied setting. The plan will be signed by the student and the program coordinator with copies forwarded to the Department Chair of Criminal Justice and the Dean of the School of Arts and Letters.
Students are expected to perform in accordance with the regulations stated in the Academic Regulations section of this bulletin. All of the rules, regulations, and standards published in the "Regulations of the Master's of Science in Criminal Justice Program" are incorporated by reference in this bulletin. Each student is responsible for obtaining a copy of this document and for adhering to its contents.
Transfer Residency Requirement
To be awarded a Master of Science with a major in Criminal Justice, students must earn a minimum of 30 hours of credit applicable to the degree in residence. In addition, no more than six hours of transfer credit may be applied toward meeting North Georgia's Master of Science with a major in Criminal Justice degree requirements. All course requirements, including transfer credits, must be completed within a six-year period. Transfer credit will not be given for any course in which a grade of less than a B was earned.