MPA & MIA Curricular Changes to the Research Sequence - Effective Fall 2022
SPRING 2023 will be the LAST time that PAF 9172 will be offered. As per our previous communications, this is due to changes in the curriculum. You can read more about the changes here.
The new Marxe quantitative sequence is already being offered, and if you do not complete PAF 9172 before the end of Spring 2023, you will be required to take the new sequence in its ENTIRETY.
You will not be able to take a ‘part II’ of the new sequence and ‘pair’ it with PAF 9170
Students will only receive degree credit for completing BOTH PAF 9170 and PAF 9172 OR the new sequence: PAF 9270 and Either PAF 9271 or 9272
If you completed PAF 9170 but do not complete PAF 9172 by the Spring 2023 semester, you will be required to take the new sequence completely: PAF 9270 AND Either PAF 9271 or 9272
If you are currently enrolled in PAF 9172 and withdraw from PAF 9172 or do not pass PAF 9172 this fall, you must retake the PAF 9172 course in Spring 2023.
Please log on to CUNYfirst and look at your Course History or transcript if you have any questions about which courses you have already completed with a passing grade.
Courses and Credits Outside of Marxe Graduate Programs
Marxe graduate students may take and or transfer up to 12 credits of coursework outside of the Marxe School. This includes taking classes at another Baruch School (i.e. Zicklin School of Business and Weissman School of Arts and Sciences), transferring credits from another graduate program, and taking graduate classes from another CUNY college via ePermit.
Traditional MPA, MIA, and MSEd-HEA students may transfer up to twelve (12) credits of graduate coursework from other institutions to Baruch College if they meet the following criteria:
Courses must have a grade of “B” or higher
Courses were not used towards the completion of another graduate or undergraduate degree
Courses must have been completed within five years of student’s enrollment at the Marxe School
For each course requested to be transferred, a syllabus, the official course description, and a transcript (official or unofficial) showing the grade received must be emailed as PDF file attachments to email@example.com for evaluation. After review by the college administration, students will be notified by email about their transfer credit evaluation and status. Transfer courses may be evaluated as core courses or electives. Courses taken as a part of a certificate program may be considered.
Marxe students may take electives at Baruch’s other two schools, Zicklin School of Business and Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, only if they are applicable and relevant to the student’s academic program and career goals. Students may view the schedules of the other schools and departments on CUNYfirst. After identifying a class that they would like to take, they must inform their Advisor via email including the course’s description and number to receive approval from your Advisor or Program Director, if necessary. It is possible to have these electives counted towards one’s concentration with approval from your Advisor and/Program Director.
Marxe graduate students are allowed to take graduate courses at other CUNY colleges (host colleges) by completing an online process called the ePermit. The ePermit portal/application can be found on CUNYfirst. Courses eligible for ePermit must be graduate-level and should be a course in a CUNY masters program.
Before You Apply for an ePermit
Marxe graduate students must first identify a course at a host college that they would like to take and must notify their Academic Advisor about this course by sending via email the number and title of the course and the CUNYfirst course description. Your Academic Advisor will then review the course and will provide you the necessary home course equivalency to complete and submit an ePermit. Students should not submit an ePermit application before speaking to an Academic Advisor. Students can do their own research on the various graduate courses offered at CUNY, browse through the schedule of classes on CUNYfirst, or ask their Academic Advisor for suggestions.
Applying for an ePermit
Once you have received the home course equivalency from your Advisor, you can go ahead and submit an ePermit on CUNYfirst. Students will not be able to successfully submit an ePermit application until after their registration appointment for a given semester. ePermits that are incomplete, incorrect, or submitted before their registration appointment will automatically be denied. ePermits may take a few weeks to be completely approved by Baruch and by the Host College, which means it may be a few weeks before you are able to register for the class. Submitting an ePermit does not guarantee (or save) a seat at any host colleges nor at Baruch College. It is recommended that students submit an epermit as soon as they are able to and have alternative Marxe classes they can take, in case the ePermit class closes.
All graduate students are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to remain in good academic standing and to graduate.
When the cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 after earning 12 credits, students are placed on academic probation by the Registrar. Students on probation must maintain a minimum semester GPA of 3.0, while making progress in bringing their cumulative GPA back up to a 3.0. . If the minimum semester GPA of 3.0 is not met, the student will be academically dismissed. Students who are academically dismissed may appeal to the Marxe Committee of Academic Standing for reinstatement into the program. Incomplete (INC) grades are not permitted while on probation
Students on or about to be placed on probation should email MSPIA.Advisement@baruch.cuny.edu immediately to set up a meeting with an Advisor to create an academic plan. Students on probation or students with GPAs that are very close to the minimum 3.0 should not enroll in winter or summer intersession courses, without speaking to an Advisor first.
Graduate students receiving federal student aid (federal loans) must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress(SAP) in order to maintain eligibility. At the conclusion of every spring term, Financial Aid Services reviews students for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Students who are on probation may not be meeting SAP standards also and may lose their eligibility for federal student aid. Private/alternative loan lenders may also enforce the College’s SAP standards. Students are required to maintain the qualitative, quantitative, and maximum time frame standards. Students who do not meet SAP will have to undergo a different and separate appeal process to regain eligibility.
Traditional MPA, MIA, and MSEd-HEA students may use the P/NC option once for one elective course in their entire program. It cannot be used for core courses or Capstone. The Registrar must receive P/NC application by the deadline specified on the Academic Calendar; the application can be found online. Graduate Students are allowed to cancel their P/NC or transfer the P/NC to another applicable class by the deadline indicated on the academic calendar. After the indicated deadline, graduate students are not allowed cancel or transfer their P/NC request. The course instructor is not informed that a student is completing the class under the P/NC option.
If a C- or better is received, the student will receive a grade of “P”. Credits completed will be recorded but the grade will not be computed. If the student does not pass the course (receives a grade of “F”), a grade of “NC” will be recorded; this grade will not be computed in the student’s GPA. Furthermore, if a student receives a NC, he/she may either retake the same course or another elective in its place, but this time a conventional grade will be assigned.
The grade of F is computed in a student’s GPA. A failed course must be repeated if it is a required course in the student’s program. Under the F-replacement Policy, students who repeat a failed course and earn a grade of B- or better may petition to drop the grade of F from the computation of the grade point average; however, the F grade will remain on the transcript. Graduate students only have ONE F-replacement option to use during their entire degree program. Graduate students who want to request an F replacement, must email the Registration Unit at: RegistrationIssues@baruch.cuny.edu or the Academic Standing Unit at: AcademicStanding@baruch.cuny.edu)
When a student intends to take a semester or more off during the course of their studies at Baruch College, they should let the Office of Graduate Advisement know via email so advisors can work with the student when they are ready to return. All graduate students have six years to complete their degree from their first entry date. If a student needs more than 6 years, they can file an academic appeal for more time.
Students who take off one or more semesters must submit a completed Re-Entry application prior to the term in which they plan to return. The Re-Entry Application and the deadlines to submit can be found online; late applications will not be accepted. Students should contact their academic advisor when they plan to return and make sure they submit the Re-Entry Application to the Registrar by the deadline. The six-year time period for completion of the requirements for the master’s degree will be extended no more than two semesters for such nonattendance.
If the original six-year period and two additional semesters have expired, the student must appeal to the Marxe Committee on Academic Standing for a time extension. In some instances, an extension may require a review of the student’s original program for currency of subject matter. Additional courses may be required to complete the degree if the curriculum has changed since they were last enrolled.
All graduate students must file for graduation by the deadline of their last semester of coursework. Below are the deadlines to apply for graduation online via CUNYFirst; late applications are not accepted:
Spring 2021 graduation: opens on September 16,2020; closes on February 15, 2021
Summer 2021 graduation: opens on February 16, 2021; closes on June 15, 2021
Fall 2021 graduation: opens June 16, 2021; closes September 15, 2021
There is only one Commencement Ceremony at Baruch College that takes place at the end of the Spring term; Fall grads of the previous year, Spring and Summer grads of the current year may all attend this ceremony. Students who graduate in the fall (with a Jan/Feb diploma date) can only attend the graduation ceremony the following spring. Students graduating in the summer (taking their last courses in the summer) can participate in Commencement or “walk” in the earlier spring ceremony, and have their name feature in the Commencement program if they file for summer graduation by March 1st. For more instructions on how to apply for graduation or for graduation ceremony facts, please visit the Registrar’s website.
Graduate and undergraduate students at the Marxe School can file an academic appeal for a number of reasons including:
Retroactive course withdrawal from a semester
Reinstatement into a program
Extension of time to complete a degree
Academic Appeals are heard by the Committee on Academic Standing (CAS) which is comprised of four faculty members elected by the entire Marxe faculty and two student representatives as well as staff members. Students do not appear before the CAS.
A Marxe Academic Appeals Form must be submitted along with a written statement and any supporting documentation (e.g. doctor’s notes, hospital records, email correspondence, The appeal form and all supporting documentation in PDF format must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: ACADEMIC APPEAL
The Committee considers appeals twice during each fall and spring semesters and once during the summer.