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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 require 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 n/a regular deadline
Animal Science (MS) 2.7 or higher Not required Departmental approval required regular deadline
Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (MS) 2.5 or higher Required Identification of a member of the graduate faculty to accept the role as your committee chair/mentor regular deadline
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 regular deadline
Business Administration (MBA) 2.5 or higher Qualifying score required if GPA is below a 3.0 n/a regular deadline
Human Resources Management (MS) 2.5 or higher Qualifying score required if GPA is below a 3.0 n/a regular deadline
Information Systems (MS) 2.5 or higher Qualifying score required if GPA is below a 3.0 n/a regular deadline
College of Education Requirements
Degree / Concentration GPA GRE  Departmental Requirements Application Deadline
Applied Psychology (MS) 2.75 or higher GRE score of 300 required if GPA is below 3.0 n/a regular deadline
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 regular deadline
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 regular deadline
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 regular deadline
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
  • Spring start only
Nursing Education (MSN) 2.5 or higher on last 60 hours n/a n/a
  • Spring 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 Application Deadline
Communication Studies (MA) 2.5 or higher n/a n/a regular deadline
Criminal Justice (MCJ) 2.5 or higher n/a
  • 2 academic/professional letters of recommendation
  • Phone interview
regular deadline
English (MA) 3.0 or higher on last 60 hours n/a
  • Writing sample
  • 3 references
regular deadline
History (MA) 2.5 or higher n/a n/a regular deadline
Music Education (MM) 2.5 or higher n/a n/a regular deadline

Public Administration (MPA) 2.5 or higher n/a n/a regular deadline
College of Science and Technology
Degree / Concentration GPA GRE Departmental Requirements Application Deadline
Biological Sciences (MS) 2.5 or higher Required n/a regular deadline
Environmental Sciences (MS) 2.5 or higher Required if GPA is below a 3.0 n/a regular deadline
Geoscience (MS) 2.75 overall GRE Required (300)minimum
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Departmental approval
  • Fall and Spring Start Only
  • Fall - July 15
  • Spring - December 1
Mathematics (MS) 2.5 or higher Required n/a regular deadline
Quality and Engineering Management (MS) 2.5 or higher Required if GPA is below a 3.0 n/a regular deadline