Application Process

Requirements
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Apply to Graduate Studies
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Apply to a Graduate Program
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After Acceptance
Link to Newly Accepted graduate resources

Admission Criteria for Graduate Studies

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Master's Programs

Graduate Studies Requirement

  1. Graduation with a bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 from a college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission or a comparable association. (Some programs have a higher admission standard. Check the specific program description for further information.)
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in all courses taken at the graduate level at all schools attended.
  3. Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), PRAXIS test, or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) when required.
  4. Applicants applying before degree conferral must notify Graduate Studies with the name of the university, degree and conferral date.
  5. Out-of-State Distance Learning Degrees: Each state has its own approval process for out-of-state institutions offering distance learning (online) degree programs to its residents.
    View authorized states.

Re-applying?

  • Complete the admission steps above. Graduate students, including degree seeking and non-degree seeking, who have not enrolled in a graduate course for one academic year must reapply to Graduate Studies and the specific program in which they were originally admitted. Additional documentation may be required of international applicants.

Programs Offered

  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition, Policy, & Culture
  • Master of Business Administration˥
  • Master of Health Administration˥
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science in Education
  • Master of Science in Industrial Management
  • Master of Science in Nursing˥
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy˥
  • Master of Science in Sport Management˥
  • Master of Social Work˥

˥ Check for program deadline!

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Doctoral Programs

Graduate Studies Requirement

  1. Graduation with a bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 from a college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission or a comparable association. (Some programs have a higher admission standard. Check the specific program description for further information.)
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in all courses taken at the graduate level at all schools attended.
  3. Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), PRAXIS test, or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) when required.
  4. Applicants applying before degree conferral must notify Graduate Studies with the name of the university, degree and conferral date.
  5. Out-of-State Distance Learning Degrees: Each state has its own approval process for out-of-state institutions offering distance learning (online) degree programs to its residents.
    View authorized states.

Re-applying?

  • Complete the admission steps above. Graduate students, including degree seeking and non-degree seeking, who have not enrolled in a graduate course for one academic year must reapply to Graduate Studies and the specific program in which they were originally admitted. Additional documentation may be required of international applicants.

Programs Offered

  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)˥
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)˥

˥ Check for program deadline!

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Post Master's Certificates

Graduate Studies Requirement

  1. Graduation with a bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 from a college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission or a comparable association. (Some programs have a higher admission standard. Check the specific program description for further information.)
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in all courses taken at the graduate level at all schools attended.
  3. Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), PRAXIS test, or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) when required.
  4. Applicants applying before degree conferral must notify Graduate Studies with the name of the university, degree and conferral date.
  5. Out-of-State Distance Learning Degrees: Each state has its own approval process for out-of-state institutions offering distance learning (online) degree programs to its residents.
    View authorized states.

Re-applying?

  • Complete the admission steps above. Graduate students, including degree seeking and non-degree seeking, who have not enrolled in a graduate course for one academic year must reapply to Graduate Studies and the specific program in which they were originally admitted. Additional documentation may be required of international applicants.

Certificates Offered

Nursing˥

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Management and Leadership

Education˥

  • School Administration and Leadership Licensure

Social Work˥

  • Online Advanced Studies in Addiction Science

˥ Check for program deadline!

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Non-Degree Seeking

Non-degree seeking applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution and wish to take graduate coursework for credit may take up to six hours before they must be admitted to a program. College Achievement Program (CAP) Instructors who are seeking to fulfill the 18 graduate hours in a content area must apply as a non-degree seeking applicant.

Graduate Studies Requirement

  1. Graduation with a bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 from a college or university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission or a comparable association. (Some programs have a higher admission standard. Check the specific program description for further information.)
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in all courses taken at the graduate level at all schools attended.
  3. Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), PRAXIS test, or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) when required.
  4. Applicants applying before degree conferral must notify Graduate Studies with the name of the university, degree and conferral date.
  5. Out-of-State Distance Learning Degrees: Each state has its own approval process for out-of-state institutions offering distance learning (online) degree programs to its residents.
    View authorized states.

Re-applying?

  • Complete the admission steps above. Graduate students, including degree seeking and non-degree seeking, who have not enrolled in a graduate course for one academic year must reapply to Graduate Studies and the specific program in which they were originally admitted. Additional documentation may be required of international applicants.
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