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Program-Specific Requirements

Beyond the general requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies, departments may set additional standards for admission to degree programs as necessary, subject to administrative approval.

To determine admissions standards for your program, please select the respective college below:

If your program does not have an early deadline, please submit your application at least one month prior to the first class day. This allows sufficient time for all required documents to be received and processed before late registration. The regular deadline for consideration of your application is five (5) days prior to the start of classes. 

College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Requirements
Degree / Concentration GPA GRE Departmental Requirements Application Deadline
Agricultural and Consumer Resources (MS) 2.5 or higher Not required None One week prior to the start of the semester
Animal Science (MS) 2.7 or higher Not required Departmental approval required One week prior to the start of the semester
Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (MS) 2.5 or higher Not Required Identification of a member of the graduate faculty to accept the role as your committee chair/mentor One week prior to the start of the semester
College of Business Requirements
Degree / Concentration GPA GMAT/GRE Departmental Requirements Application Deadline
Accounting (MAcc) 2.5 or higher Qualifying score required if GPA is below a 3.0 Departmental approval required One week prior to the start of the semester
Business Administration (MBA) 2.5 or higher Not required for spring 2021 None One week prior to the start of the semester
Human Resources Management (MS) 2.5 or higher Not required for spring 2021  None One week prior to the start of the semester
Information Systems (MS) 2.5 or higher Not required for spring 2021  None One week prior to the start of the semester
Management (MS)  2.5 or higher Not required for spring 2021  None One week prior to the start of the semester
College of Education Requirements
Degree / Concentration GPA GRE/MFT/MAT Departmental Requirements Application Deadline
Applied Psychology (MS)

3.0 or higher on last 60 hours.

2.5-2.99 are required to submit test scores. 

One of the following minimum accepted test scores required:
  • GRE: 300 (Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning Scale combined) 
  • GRE Subject Test: 615 
  • Major Field Test: 156 
  • Miller Analogies Test: 396 
None One week prior to the start of the semester
Athletic Training (MSAT) 2.75 or higher on last 60 hours Not Required
  • January 15
  • Summer start only
Curriculum and Instruction (MEd) 2.75 or higher Not Required None One week prior to the start of the semester
Curriculum and Instruction (MEd) with TMATE Certification 2.75 or higher on last 60 hours Not Required
  • TMATE Application, including $20 fee, signed acknowledgment of TMATE handbook, transcripts, 3 professional references, and 3 personal references
  • Minimum of 12 credit hours with 2.75 GPA
  • Writing Sample
  • Interview
  • Fall - July 31
  • Spring - November 15
  • Summer - April 15
Educational Administration (MEd) Higher Education Leadership Concentration 2.5 or higher Not Required None One week prior to the start of the semester
Educational Administration (MEd) with Principal Certification 3.0 or higher on last 60 hours Not Required
  • A valid teaching certificate
  • 2 years minimum of teaching experience as documented on the official teacher service record
  • Fall - August 1
  • Spring - December 1
  • Summer - May 1
Educational Administration (MEd) with Superintendent Certification 3.0 or higher Not Required
  • A valid teaching certificate
  • 2 years minimum of teaching experience as documented on the official teacher service record
  • Fall - July 1
  • Spring - November 1
  • Summer - April 1
Kinesiology (MS) 2.5 or higher Not Required None One week prior to the start of the semester
College of Health Sciences and Human Service
Degree / Concentration GPA GRE  Departmental Requirements Application Deadline
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS) 2.5 or higher on last 60 hours Not Required
  •  Interview
  • Complete 2 Pre-CMHC classes in first semester, earning a grade of B or better
  • Priority deadline - March 1
  • Regular deadline -August 7
  • Fall start only
Medical Lab Sciences (MS) 2.5 or higher on last 60 hours Required if GPA is below a 3.0
  • MLS Program Application
  • 3 references sent to the department
  • Official transcripts submitted to department
  • $35 application fee
  • Fall - May 1
  • Spring - September 1
Nursing Administration (MSN) 2.5 or higher on last 60 hours Not Required None One week prior to the start of the semester

Nursing Education (MSN) 2.5 or higher on last 60 hours Not Required None One week prior to the start of the semester

Social Work (MSW) 2.5 or higher on last 60 hours Not Required
  • Social Work program application
  • 3 references
  • Resume
  • Possible interview
  • Priority - April 29
  • Fall start only
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Degree / Concentration GPA GRE  Departmental Requirements Application Deadline
Communication Studies (MA) 2.5 or higher Not Required None One week prior to the start of the semester
Criminal Justice (MCJ) 2.5 or higher Not Required
  • 2 academic/professional letters of recommendation
  • Phone interview
One week prior to the start of the semester
English (MA) 3.0 or higher on last 60 hours Not Required
  • Writing sample
  • 3 references
One week prior to the start of the semester
Music Education (MM) 2.5 or higher Not Required None One week prior to the start of the semester
Public Administration (MPA) 2.5 or higher Not Required None One week prior to the start of the semester
College of Science and Technology
Degree / Concentration GPA GRE Departmental Requirements Application Deadline
Biological Sciences (MS) 2.5 or higher Required  None One week prior to the start of the semester
Computer Engineering 2.5 or higher Not Required Departmental approval required for applicants without a background in a related field One week prior to the start of the semester
Environmental Sciences (MS) 2.5 or higher Not Required Departmental approval required One week prior to the start of the semester
Geoscience (MS) 2.75 overall Not Required
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Departmental approval
  • Fall and Spring Start Only
  • Fall - July 15
  • Spring - December 1
Mathematics (MS) 2.5 or higher Required  None One week prior to the start of the semester
Quality and Engineering Management (MS) 2.5 or higher Qualifying score required if GPA is below a 3.0 None One week prior to the start of the semester