Admission to the School of Graduate Studies
Here in the School of Graduate Studies we process the applications for admission to each of the departments for the master degrees. Students may be con-current, probationary, conditional, unconditional, or special admission status.
A student seeking admission to a graduate program must:
Complete an Application for Admission to the School of Graduate Studies
1. Be admitted to the University. Click here for online form.
2. Submit copies of your offical transcripts to the Admissions & Records Office.
3. Submit all other credentials required for admission to a particular Graduate Degree Program.
4. Develop a program of study in consultation with an assigned advisor and submit the program of study to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies by the end of the first semester of enrollment.
Click on the following for each master degree program admission requirements:
Standards for Admission
1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
2. Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 or 2.75 for the last 60 hours.
3. Meet the academic admission requirements for the Graduate Degree Program sought (see degree program requirements).
Concurrent Graduate Study
A senior student who lacks less than a full normal study load and who has completed 100 hours may be permitted to enroll in courses applicable to the graduate program, provided that his or her total study load is not more than sixteen hours in a semester or nine hours in a summer term. No more than six hours in a semester or three in a summer term may be applied to a graduate degree. Semester hours earned may be applied toward either the baccalaureate or graduate degree, not towards both. Such admission to part-time graduate study is tentative, pending completion of baccalaureate work with satisfactory grades. No more than 12 semester hours earned under this policy may be applied to a graduate degree. Graduate enrollment will be changed from non-graduate if graduation requirements are not met. Courses not applying to the undergraduate degree may not be countable as load for financial aid purposes. Students are advised to check with the Office of Financial Aid.
Probationary admission to a Graduate Degree Program may be granted to an applicant who has not met all the requirements for unconditional admission. Students admitted on probationary admission must demonstrate progress towards meeting the specific requirements for Probationary Admission in order to be granted Unconditional Admission to a Graduate Degree Program.
Conditional admission to a Graduate Degree Program may be granted to an applicant who has met all requirements for admission to the University and the School of Graduate Studies but has not met all of the requirements for admission to the specific Graduate Degree Program. (See Academic Requirements in current Graduate Catalog for additional requirements.)
Unconditional admission to a Graduate Degree Program indicates that the applicant has met all requirements for admission to the University, the School of Graduate Studies, and the Graduate Degree Program.
Special Graduate Student Admission
The student holding a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution who wishes to enroll in a graduate course (s) for credit but who is not seeking current admission to the School of Graduate Studies may enroll as a Special Graduate Student. Such enrollment does not constitute admission to a Graduate Degree Program.