Academic Programs Addendum – September 2016


Master Degree Programs

A maximum of twenty-one (21) graduate level transfer credits may be applied to the managerial core and/or major requirements.

A minimum of thirty-nine (39) credits are required to receive a Master Degree from West exclusive of undergraduate courses. 

Non-degree seeking students, who wish to take Graduate level courses, must have a Bachelors degree substantiated by official or unofficial documentation.

Undergraduate Course Requirements

Students must earn a C- or better in coursework to be applied to undergraduate course requirements. Students may utilize the Pass/No Pass option if they do not want these courses factored into their overall graduate GPA. Prior Learning Assessment and credit-by-examination options also may be pursued in fulfillment of these requirements. Students are encouraged to fulfill these courses prior to enrolling in graduate courses. At a minimum, the undergraduate courses must be completed prior to enrollment in any major courses. Failure to complete these requirements prior to completion of related graduate courses will not waive or remove this requirement.

Core Requirements

All new and reentry graduate students must complete or transfer in CUL 623, BUS 620, and RES 600.

Major Requirements

Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 for all graduate work at West. The University reserves the right to make course substitutions.