Religion, Health & Human Values: Academic Policies

Letter grades will be used in all healthcare ethics courses except for HHV 551, HHV 552, and HHV 553 (the first three practica), which will be graded pass/no pass.

Academic Progression
Students in the Master of Arts, major in Healthcare Ethics, program must achieve a grade point average of 3.0 (A=4.0) in all coursework each quarter to maintain satisfactory academic status. Academic probation results when a student's grades fall below a quarterly or cumulative GPA average of 3.0 or when a student receives a grade of F in any course. Any healthcare ethics student may be placed on academic probation when the student's academic deficiencies are significant as judged by the Committee on Academic Progress and Promotions. A student on academic probation shall remain so until he/she has remedied all deficiencies and met all requirements established by the committee for removal from academic probation. Students placed on academic probation will be notified by letter from the program director following a meeting of the Student Progress Review Committee. The letter will explain the reasons for the probation and the specific requirements which must met to re-establish good standing.

A student who earns a grade of F in a required course must repeat the course. Failure to earn a grade of C or better in a repeated course will result in dismissal from the University. A student who earns a grade of F in two or more required courses will be dismissed from the University. The faculty reserves the right to request the withdrawal of any student whose conduct, health, or performance is unsuitable for a health profession. Any such student who does not withdraw voluntarily will be dismissed from the University.

Full-time and Part-time Enrollment
Full-time enrollment enables students the best opportunity to maximize their opportunities. The program, however, may be taken part-time. Full-time students are expected to maintain continuous enrollment until degree requirements are completed. A student who needs to suspend his/her studies must petition the department for a leave of absence. Leaves of Absence for more than four consecutive quarters are not allowed.

College of Health Sciences/Rush University Academic Policies
Academic policies specific to the College of Health Sciences are located at In addition, the Academic Resources and Policies section of this catalog contains Rush University academic policies.