Graduation and Academic Requirements


The Master of Education program seeks to assist educators in professional growth and development by offering an academically challenging yet practical approach to graduate education by focusing on personal research and classroom application. The program also seeks to add to the knowledge base of professional educators through the action research conducted by its M.Ed. candidates.

Requirements for Graduation

Candidates for the Master of Education degrees must meet these general requirements:

  • Earn 32 graduate semester hours with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher 
  • Successfully complete a Field Based Research Project 
  • Make satisfactory settlement of all financial obligations with the institution before graduation 
  • Submit an application for graduation form by September 30 of the academic year of graduation 
  • Attend commencement exercises for the conferral of the degree

Academic Requirements

Candidates not maintaining academic standards or not making regular progress toward the completion of the program will be contacted by the program adviser or director.  Unsatisfactory progress may result in dismissal from the program. 


Candidates may be dismissed from the Master of Education program for the following:

  • Violation of applicable University policies 
  • Failure to maintain a 3.0 gpa 
  • Failure to satisfactorily complete a field-based research project 
  • Conviction of any criminal offense which would preclude a teaching career 

Candidates who are dismissed or facing dismissal may appeal their case to the Graduate and Professional Programs Committee.

Beyond this, candidates should follow institutional guidelines for academic appeal as described in the Academic Catalog or the Huntington University Graduate Student Handbook.