All applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. Each applicant is required to submit official transcripts of undergraduate and prior graduate work completed, a 500-word written goal statement, a personal vita, and three letters of recommendations. All applicants must submit official scores for either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogy Test (MAT). The credentials for all applicants are screened by a three member admissions committee of the department. The following criteria are used as guidelines to evaluate application credentials:
- Total GRE scores of 302 (on the verbal and quantitative combined) or MAT score of 418-423 (for an international student from a country in which English is not the native language TOEFL score of at least 79-80 Internet Based/213Computer Based/550 Paper Based and a combined total score of at least 214 on the GRE verbal and the TOEFLInternet Based scores),
- An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater,
- Graduate GPA of 3.25 or greater for graduate work completed (if applicable)
- The extent to which the applicant’s goals and objectives may be accomplished if admitted to the program, and
- Favorable recommendations and appropriate background experiences
To remain in good standing, the student must have an average grade of B or better for all courses in the program and be making satisfactory progress toward the completion of the program competencies (as described in the following section).
Summer or Fall Semester - April 1
Spring Semester - November 1
All program faculty members review every graduate application and jointly determine whether a student will be admitted as a regular graduate student, or not admitted into the program. A majority must indicate acceptance and one faculty must be willing to serve as the major advisor. Final approval for admission rests with the Coordinator of the program.