Standards of Academic Progress

At the end of each semester the Associate Dean for Student Affairs will  review the transcript of every student and will report to the Committee on Academic Progress any student that has failed to meet the SAP policy as set by YSPH. 

Any student that receives a failing grade, in any course, will be placed on academic probation for the remainder of the semesters left in the program. Any student on academic probation that fails another course (2 failed courses) will be withdrawn from the MPH program and will be required to reapply through the normal admissions process if they wish to be considered for readmission. 

All required coursework for the regular two-year MPH program must be completed within 5 years of the date of matriculation. If the degree program has NOT been completed within five years the student may request an extension from the Committee On Academic Progress. Extensions will be granted only in rare circumstances and only for a period of one year.

Any student that fails to complete 33% of the attempted courses units in a semester will:

  • Receive a financial aid warning letter stating that they must meet this standard in the following semester in order to be eligible for further financial aid consideration.
  • If the student again fails to complete 33% of the attempted course units they will become ineligible for federal financial aid.   

Advanced Professional MPH Program

Any student in the Advanced Professional Program that fails a course in the summer semester will be withdrawn from the MPH program. Readmission would be required through the normal admissions process.

Students in the APMPH program are required to complete all degree requirements within three years of the date of matriculation. If the degree program has not been completed within three years the student may request an extension from the Committee on Academic Progress. Extensions will be granted only in rare circumstances and only for a period of one semester.