Grade Descriptors

Interpretation of Grades

In the Master of Public Health program, grades are interpreted along the following rubric:

90-100  Exceptional Performance

80-89   Excellent Performance

75-79   Very Good Performance

70-74   Satisfactory Performance

< 69   Unsatisfactory Performance (Class needs to be repeated)

Definitions:

The percentage evaluation for the MPH program according to the School of Public Health at the University of Saskatchewan is as follows,

90-100 Exceptional

A superior performance with consistent strong evidence of:

• a comprehensive, incisive grasp of the subject matter;
• an ability to make insightful critical evaluation of the material given;
• an exceptional capacity for original, creative and/or logical thinking;
• an exceptional ability to organize, to analyze, to synthesize, to integrate ideas, and to express thoughts fluently.

80-89 Excellent

An excellent performance with strong evidence of:

• a comprehensive grasp of the subject matter;
• an ability to make sound critical evaluation of the material given;
• an excellent capacity for original, creative and/or logical thinking;
• an excellent ability to organize, to analyze, to synthesize, to integrate ideas, and to express thoughts fluently.

75-79 Very Good

A very good performance with evidence of:

• a substantial knowledge of the subject matter;
• a very good understanding of the relevant issues and a good familiarity with the relevant literature and techniques;
• a very good capacity for original, creative and/or logical thinking;
• a very good ability to organize, to analyze and to examine the subject material in a critical and constructive manner.

70-74 Satisfactory

A satisfactory performance with evidence of:

• a satisfactory  knowledge of the subject matter;
• a satisfactory understanding of the relevant issues and a good familiarity with the relevant literature and techniques;
• a satisfactory capacity for original, creative and/or logical thinking;
• a satisfactory ability to organize, to analyze and to examine the subject material in a critical and constructive manner.

<69 Unsatisfactory

• Class needs to be repeated.