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  Jun 12, 2024
2012-2013 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Updated) 
2012-2013 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Updated) [Archived Catalog]

Graduate Admissions


Admission Standards

For admission to The Graduate School, a baccalaureate or higher degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency is required. Applicants’ academic records should demonstrate adequate preparation in the field in which graduate work is to be undertaken. Standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, and other materials specified by the individual academic program may also be required. The dean of The Graduate School admits applicants on the recommendation of the department or college concerned after an appraisal of the credentials submitted.

Applicants whose educational preparation is equivalent to that represented by a baccalaureate degree and who have sufficient maturity to undertake advanced study may be admitted after submitting their credentials, including appropriate test scores, for review by the dean of The Graduate School.

Note: Individual programs may have special application requirements in addition to those of The Graduate School. These requirements range from personal interviews to statements of purpose and employment histories to auditions and portfolios. Applicants should consult the appropriate college or department to learn what these requirements are. However, all materials must be submitted directly to The Graduate School to ensure that they are included in the applicant’s file.

Categories of Admission

The Graduate School provides prospective students with two categories of admission: Degree-seeking Admission and Nondegree-Seeking Admission.

For information about these categories of admission, visit the following links: