Graduate Admissions

Before You Apply : Minimum Requirements For All Applicants

Multiple sources of information are used to assess a graduate application. These may include an applicant’s undergraduate grade point average, standardized test scores such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), letters of recommendation, and samples of academic work. Each graduate program sets the criteria for measuring the potential for success of each applicant.

  1. Each applicant must meet one of the following:
    • Undergraduate Grade Point Average
      • A “B” average or better (3.0 or better) in all work attempted while registered as an undergraduate student working towards a baccalaureate degree, or
      • A “B” average or better (3.00 or better) while registered as an upper division undergraduate student working towards a bachelor’s degree
    • OR a Earned Master’s Degree
      A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and a previous graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • OR a Foreign Institution Equivalent
      The equivalent bachelor’s degree and/or graduate degree from a foreign institution. See instructions for transcript evaluation under the section entitled “International Applicants.”
  2. Each applicant must submit a GRE* or GMAT (for MBA applicants) unless specifically waived by the program taken within five years prior to submission of your application. GRE and GMAT minimums are set by each individual graduate program. To determine the minimum required test scores for each program, reference Master Degree Programs.

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