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

Agricultural and Consumer Resources (MS)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher

Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (MS)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • Identification of a member of the graduate faculty to accept the role as your committee chair/mentor

College of Business Administration

Accounting (MAcc)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • GRE if GPA is below a 3.0

Business Administration (MBA)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • GRE if GPA is below a 3.0

College of Education

Applied Psychology (MS)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • GRE if GPA is below a 3.0

Athletic Training (MSAT)

Summer Admission Only. Deadline: January 15.

Curriculum and Instruction (MEd)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • GRE if GPA is below a 3.0

Educational Administration (MEd)

  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • A valid teaching certificate
  • 2 years minimum of teaching experience as documented on the official teacher service record

Deadlines: Fall - August 1; Spring - December 1; Summer - May 1


Kinesiology (MS)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • GRE if GPA is below a 3.0

College of Health Sciences and Human Services

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS)

  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Interview
  • Complete 2 Pre-CMHC classes, earning a grade of B or better

Fall admission only. Deadline: August 1

Medical Lab Sciences (MS)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • GRE if GPA is below 3.0
  • MLS Program Application
  • 3 references sent to the department
  • Official transcripts submitted to department
  • $35 application fee

Deadline: Fall - May 1; Spring - September 1; Summer - March 1

Nursing Administration (MSN)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher

Nursing Education (MSN)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher

Deadline: June 1

Social Work (MSW)

  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Social Work program application
  • 3 references sent to department
  • Resume sent to department
  • Professional statement sent to department
  • Possible interview

Priority Deadline: April 29

College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Communication Studies (MA)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher

Criminal Justice (MCJ)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • 2 academic/professional letters of recommendation
  • Phone interview

English Languages (MA)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • Writing sample
  • 3 references

History (MA)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher

Music Education (MM)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher

Deadline: June 1

Public Administration (MPA)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher

College of Science and Technology

Biological Sciences (MS)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • GRE

Environmental Sciences (MS)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • GRE if GPA is below a 3.5

Mathematics (MS)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • GRE

Quality and Engineering Management (MS)

  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • GRE if GPA is below a 3.0