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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:

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 n/a n/a
Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (MS) 2.5 or higher Qualifying score required if GPA is below 3.0 Identification of a member of the graduate faculty to accept the role as your committee chair/mentor n/a
College of Business Administration Requirements
Degree / Concentration GPA GRE/GMAT Departmental Requirements Application Deadline
Accounting (MAcc) 2.5 or higher Qualifying score required if GPA is below a 3.0 n/a n/a
Business Administration (MBA) 2.5 or higher Qualifying score required if GPA is below a 3.0 n/a n/a
Human Resources Management (MS) 2.5 or higher Qualifying score required if GPA is below a 3.0 n/a n/a
Information Systems (MS) 2.5 or higher Qualifying score required if GPA is below a 3.0 n/a n/a
College of Education Requirements
Degree / Concentration GPA GRE  Departmental Requirements Application Deadline
Applied Psychology (MS) 2.5 or higher GRE score of 300 required if GPA is below 3.0 n/a n/a
Athletic Training (MSAT) 2.75 or higher on last 60 hours n/a
  • January 15
  • Summer start only
Curriculum and Instruction (MEd) 2.75 or higher none n/a n/a
Curriculum and Instruction (MEd) with TMATE Certification 2.75 or higher on last 60 hours n/a
  • 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 n/a n/a n/a
Educational Administration (MEd) with Principal Certification 3.0 or higher on last 60 hours n/a
  • 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 n/a
  • 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 n/a n/a n/a
College of Health Sciences and Human Service
Degree / Concentration GPA GRE  Departmental Requirements Application Deadline
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS) 3.0 or higher on last 60 hours n/a
  •  Interview
  • Complete 2 Pre-CMHC classes in first semester, earning a grade of B or better
  • Priority - March 1
  • July 15
  • 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
  • Summer - March 1
Nursing Administration (MSN) 2.5 or higher on last 60 hours n/a n/a
  • Priority - March 1
  • June 1
  • Fall start only
Nursing Education (MSN) 2.5 or higher on last 60 hours n/a n/a
  • Priority - March 1
  • June 1
  • Fall start only
Social Work (MSW) 2.5 or higher on last 60 hours n/a
  • Social Work program application
  • 3 references
  • Resume
  • Possible interview
  • Priority - March 1
  • Fall start only
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Degree / Concentration GPA GRE  Departmental Requirements Deadline
Communication Studies (MA) 2.5 or higher n/a n/a n/a
Criminal Justice (MCJ) 2.5 or higher n/a
  • 2 academic/professional letters of recommendation
  • Phone interview
n/a
English (MA) 3.0 or higher on last 60 hours n/a
  • Writing sample
  • 3 references
n/a
History (MA) 2.5 or higher n/a n/a n/a
Music Education (MM) 2.5 or higher n/a n/a n/a

Public Administration (MPA) 2.5 or higher n/a n/a n/a
College of Science and Technology
Degree / Concentration GPA GRE Departmental Requirements Deadline
Biological Sciences (MS) 2.5 or higher Required n/a n/a
Environmental Sciences (MS) 2.5 or higher Required if GPA is below a 3.5 n/a n/a
Mathematics (MS) 2.5 or higher Required n/a n/a
Quality and Engineering Management (MS) 2.5 or higher Required if GPA is below a 3.0 n/a n/a