While the program is primarily designed for full-time study, students can enroll in the program either on a full- or a part-time basis. Full-time students typically attend the program for six quarters over two academic years, with a summer break. Part-time students typically take two courses per quarter. The program must be completed within a five-year time limit unless the student is granted a waiver by program officials.
All students in the Department of Health Systems Management must achieve a grade point average of 3.0 (A = 4.0) each quarter to maintain satisfactory academic status. A student is placed on academic probation when his or her grades fall below a quarterly or cumulative GPA average of 3.0 or when a student receives a grade of "F" in any course. A student on academic probation remains on probation until he/she has met the requirements established by the program for removal from academic probation.
All students are assigned an academic advisor from among the core faculty during orientation week. By the end of the first quarter, students are also assigned a career advisor from among Rush practitioner teacher faculty.
College of Health Sciences/Rush University Academic Policies
Academic policies specific to the College of Health Sciences are located at http://www.rushu.rush.edu/catalog/acadprograms/chs/chsacadpolicies.html. In addition, the Academic Resources and Policies section of this catalog contains Rush University academic policies.