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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 Other 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 Required for Wildlife, Sustainability & Ecosystem Science only. 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 Other 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
  • Admits Fall only
College of Education Requirements
Degree / Concentration GPA GRE Other 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 n/a
  • Summer - January 15.
Curriculum and Instruction (MEd) 2.5 or higher Required if GPA is below a 3.0 n/a n/a
Curriculum and Instruction (MEd) with TMATE Certification 2.75 or higher 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
Curriculum and Instruction (MEd) with Educational Diagnostician Concentration 3.0 or higher n/a n/a n/a
Curriculum and Instruction (MEd) with Professional Reading Specialist Concentration 3.0 or higher n/a
  • Copy of teaching certification, teacher service record, signed FERPA statement, Code of Ethics statement, and Handbook Acknowledgement
  • A valid teaching certificate
  • Minimum of 2 years of classroom experience
  • Spring - November 1
  • Summer - April 1
Educational Administration (MEd) Higher Education Leadership Concentration 2.5 or higher n/a Admits Fall only n/a
Educational Administration (MEd) with Principal 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
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 required if GPA is below a 3.0 n/a n/a
Kinesiology (MS) with TMATE Certification 2.5 or higher 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
College of Health Sciences and Human Services
Degree / Concentration GPA GRE Other Application Deadline
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS) 3.0 or higher n/a
  •  Interview
  • Complete 2 Pre-CMHC classes, earning a grade of B or better
  •  Fall - August 1
Medical Lab Sciences (MS) 2.5 or higher 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 n/a n/a n/a
Nursing Education (MSN) 2.5 or higher n/a n/a
  • June 1
Social Work (MSW) 2.5 or higher n/a
  • Social Work program application
  • 3 references sent to department
  • Resume sent to department
  • Professional statement sent to department
  • Possible interview
  • Priority - April 29
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Degree / Concentration GPA GRE Other 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 Languages (MA) 2.5 or higher n/a
  • Writing sample
  • 3 references
n/a
History (MA) 2.5 or higher n/a n/a n/a
History (MA) with TMATE Certification 2.5 or higher 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
Music Education (MM) 2.5 or higher n/a n/a
  • June 1
Public Administration (MPA) 2.5 or higher n/a n/a n/a
College of Science and Technology
Degree / Concentration GPA GRE Other Deadline
Biological Sciences (MS) 2.5 or higher Required n/a n/a
Biological Sciences (MS) with TMATE Certification 2.5 or higher n/a
  • TMATE Application, including $20 fee, signed acknowledgment of TMATE handbook, transcripts, 3 professional references, and 3 personal references
  • Minimum of 15 credit hours in Biological Sciences with 2.75 GPA
  • Writing Sample
  • Interview
  • Fall - July 31
  • Spring - November 15
  • Summer - April 15
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