Clinical Research: Academic Policies

To remain in good standing, The Graduate College requires that the student has a passing (B or higher) cumulative average for all required course work.

Students are expected to attend all classes and participate in discussion. Students are also expected to participate in the various computer laboratories that are routinely held in the McCormick Educational Technology Center (METC) throughout the first year of the program.

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. This includes respecting the rights of others and being kind and courteous to students, faculty/staff and patients. Intimidation of other students and faculty/staff will not be tolerated and is grounds for dismissal. Sexual harassment as well as harassment related to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or parental status, or disability is prohibited. The University Bulletin details the policies regarding inclusion of minorities and those with disabilities as well as the policies and procedures for reporting harassment. The Graduate College understands that many of the students are clinicians, but it does expect for them to be on call during class time (generally 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays).

The Master of Science, major in Clinical Research, program follows the University Policies on Academic Honesty and the University Statement on Student Conduct.

Student Grievance Procedure

Numerous checks are in place to assure the fair treatment of students. However, if a grievance does evolve, the student should speak with the Program Director first in an attempt to resolve the problem. If this is unsuccessful or the grievance involves the Program Director, the student's grievance will be processed directly by the Graduate Student Council and those council meetings will be chaired by the Assistant Dean of the College.

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