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    Palm Beach Atlantic University
   
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
Graduate & Pharmacy Catalog 2017-2018

Graduation Requirements



Application for Graduation (Degree Candidacy)

Submission of an online Application for Graduation to the Office of the Registrar no later than the end of the add/drop period one semester prior to all degree requirements being completed. Applicants who apply for graduation and fail to meet requirements by the specified projected graduation date will be deferred to a later semester. The application is available on myPBA, under the Students tab, on the Commencement page.

To locate the online application:

  1. Go to: https://my.pba.edu/ICS/Students/Commencement.jnz
  2. Log into myPBA.
  3. The "Application for Graduation" is highlighted. Click the link, in the window, to get started.

Commencement Participation

In order to participate in commencement, a student must have completed all degree requirements or have special permission from the Dean. A student must also have fulfilled any Chapel, Workship or Business Office obligations, prior to participating in Commencement. All coursework must be completed at the end of the semester in which commencement is held. Students completing coursework during the summer semester will be invited to participate in the December commencement ceremony.

Commencement ceremonies for Palm Beach Atlantic University are held on the weekend immediately following final examinations of the spring semester and the weekend immediately following final examinations of the fall semester. It is expected that all candidates for graduation will participate in Commencement ceremonies.

Graduation Requirements – Master's Level

It is the student's responsibility to see that all graduation requirements are met.

  1. Completion of an approved program of study outlined below.
  2. Completion of all undergraduate prerequisites as applicable to the program of study. A minimum grade of "C" on all coursework and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 are required for all undergraduate prerequisites. Master of Divinity students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all undergraduate prerequisites.
  3. Maintenance of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on all courses in the approved program of study. Master of Divinity students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on all courses in the approved program of study.
    Note: Students in the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Science in Counselor Education, and the Master of Science in Leadership programs may earn no more than 6 credit hours of coursework with a grade of "C."
  4. A (C-) grade and below requires that the course be repeated. Only one course may be repeated in the program.
  5. Submission of an online Application for Graduation to the Office of the Registrar no later than the end of the add/drop period one semester prior to all degree requirements being completed. Completion of all degree requirements within a period of six years from the date of initial enrollment in the program.
  6. Approval by the faculty for graduation.
  7. Discharge of all financial obligations to the university.
  8. Applicants who apply for graduation and fail to meet the above requirements by the specified projected graduation date will be deferred to a later semester.

Master of Business Administration

  1. Completion of the prescribed curriculum of 36 credit hours.
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Master of Divinity

  1. Completion of the prescribed curriculum with a minimum grade of "C-" on all coursework and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  2. Satisfactory completion of at least 12 hours of apprenticeship courses.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 48 credit hours in residence. Credit hours are considered "in residence" when at least 1/3 of the class (12 hours per 3 credit hour course) is delivered with the faculty and student physically present on the main campus.

Regardless of academic achievement, a student on disciplinary probation may not graduate from PBA until the probation has been removed.

Master of Divinity/Master of Business Administration

  1. Completion of the prescribed curriculum with a minimum grade of "C-" in all M.Div. coursework and no more than 6 credit hours of M.B.A. coursework with a grade of "C".
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in M.Div. coursework.
  3. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in M.B.A. coursework.
  4. Satisfactory completion of at least 12 hours of apprenticeship courses.
  5. Completion of a minimum of 55 credit hours in residence. Credit hours are considered "in residence" when at least 1/3 of the class (12 hours per 3 credit hour course) is delivered with the faculty and student physically present on the main campus.

Master of Science in Counselor Education

Marriage and Family Specialization: Completion of the prescribed curriculum of 60 credit hours, 600 hours of supervised internship under a supervisor approved by the program faculty, and successful completion of academic and clinical course work.

Mental Health Track/Addictions and Mental Health Specialization: Completion of the prescribed curriculum of 60 credit hours, 1,000 hours of supervised internship under a supervisor approved by the program faculty, and successful completion of academic and clinical course work..

School Counseling Specialization: Completion of the prescribed curriculum of 51 credit hours, 180 hours of internship in a school setting under the supervision of a certified school counselor, and completion of all course work."  

Master of Science in Leadership

Successful completion of the prescribed curriculum of 36 credit hours. Maintenance of 3.0 cumulative graduate GPA.

Master of Science in Nursing

  1. Successful completion of approved curriculum outlined below.
  2. Maintenance of a 3.0 cumulative graduate GPA and at least a grade of "B" in all graduate classes in the School of Nursing.
  3. Successful completion of a minimum of 360 clinical hours in graduate nursing.
  4. Discharge of all financial and library obligations to the university.
  5. Submission of an online Application for Graduation to the Office of the Registrar no later than the census date one semester prior to all degree requirements being completed.
  6. Applicants who apply for graduation and fail to meet the above requirements by the specified projected graduation date will be deferred to a later semester.

Graduation Requirements - Doctor's Level

Doctor of Nursing Practice

To receive the DNP degree from Palm Beach Atlantic, a student must meet the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion all graduate nursing coursework at PBA.
  2. Maintenance of a 3.0 cumulative graduate GPA and at least a grade of "B" in all graduate classes in the School of Nursing.
  3. Successful completion of a minimum of 1000 clinical hours in graduate nursing.
  4. Successful completion of the scholarly project and capstone course.
  5. Approval of DNP Scholarly Project Advisory Committee.
  6. Discharge of all financial and library obligations to the university.
  7. Submission of an online Application for Graduation to the Office of the Registrar no later than the end of the add/drop period one semester prior to all degree requirements being completed.
  8. Applicants who apply for graduation and fail to meet the above requirements by the specified projected graduation date will be deferred to a later semester.

Doctor of Pharmacy

To receive the Pharm.D. degree from Palm Beach Atlantic, a student must meet the following requirements:

  1. Successfully complete all prerequisite coursework for admission.
  2. Successfully complete all pharmacy coursework at PBA.
  3. Successfully complete the didactic portion of the curriculum within 5 years.
  4. Maintenance of a 2.00 cumulative GPA and a passing grade in all classes in the School of Pharmacy.
  5. Completion of community service and Chapel requirements, as applicable.
  6. Discharge of all financial and library obligations to the university.
  7. Submission of an online Application for Graduation to the Office of the Registrar no later than the end of the add/drop period one semester prior to all degree requirements being completed.
  8. Satisfactorily complete all activities of Senior Summit.
  9. Submit all longitudinal Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) requirements.
  10. Attend the Hooding Ceremony and Graduation.