Academic Catalog

Graduate Graduation Requirements

Master's Programs

  • Complete master’s program curriculum with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.   
  • Meet minimum grade requirements:
    • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling requires B or higher in all classes
    • All other graduate programs (other than seminary and EdD) require C- or higher in all classes
  • Complete all degree requirements within five years of beginning the program.
  • Complete at least 25% of the degree at Cornerstone.

Seminary students should see Seminary Graduation Requirements for requirements specific to seminary degree programs.

Doctor of Education

  • Complete the program’s core requirements, comprised of 60 credit hours including research methods, comprehensive exams, and the final project (i.e. organizational leadership and development project), with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and within seven years from program start date.
  • Achieve grade of C or higher in all coursework
  • Satisfy the residency requirements by attending each one-day intensive offered during the summers while doctoral students are enrolled in the core courses of the CU Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership and Development program


Commencement participation will be limited to those who have completed their degree program.  Students who plan to have no more than two courses outstanding by the end of the spring semester may submit an appeal to the Registrar's Office to participate in commencement exercises.