Retention in the Graduate Program
Retention in the Professional Program
BS/MS Senior students and incoming Masters students:
Students from the BS/MS program enter the professional program first semester of their senior year. They are joined by a small group of incoming Masters students. Therefore, all OT courses in the first year of the professional program are double listed as 700 and 800 level courses.
First Semester: During the first year of the professional program students must meet program requirements:
- A minimum GPA of 3.0 (overall) is required for continuation in the professional program.
- Grades B- or above in all courses. Students earning B- or lower in 9 or more credits will be dismissed from the professional program.
- Passing grades in all fieldwork components.
- Acceptable professional behavior standards on the Professional Behavior Competencies.
Students who do not meet these standards require permission to enroll in additional OT courses.
Senior students may complete their BS degree by registering for sufficient elective credits to meet UNH and degree requirements (128 credits). MS students failing to meet these requirements will be recommended for dismissal by the Graduate School.
Second Semester, Senior Year: Students must meet the requirements as delineated above. Second semester seniors who do not meet these requirements will not be admitted to the MS degree program.
Graduate level: MS students failing to meet professional program requirements as delineated above will be recommended for dismissal by the Graduate School.