Graduate Admission  Requirements

Professional Credit/Non-Degree

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU)

Master of Arts, Child/Adolescent Counseling

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU),   3 letters of recommendation, 3.0 undergraduate GPA, helping incident relationship statement, department interview.

Master of Arts, Couple, Marital and Family Counseling

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU), 3 letters of recommendation, 3.0 undergraduate GPA, helping incident relationship statement, department interview.

Master of Arts, Mental Health Counseling

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU),  3 letters of recommendation, 3.0 undergraduate GPA, helping incident relationship statement, department interview.

Master of Arts, English

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU), GRE (minimum verbal score of 450) letter of intent, 3.0 undergraduate GPA, 3 letters of recommendation

Master of Business Administration

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU), GRE or GMAT scores, 2 letters of recommendation, resume, and goal statement. Students must apply and be formally accepted into the MBA program in order to take graduate level business courses.  Professional Credit students are not eligible to enroll in MBA courses.

Master of Education, Art Education (with certification)

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU), Praxis I scores or teaching certificate. Waived if applicant has a 3.5 undergraduate GPA or greater, 3 letters of recommendation. (3.0 undergraduate GPA needed for masters plus certification).

Master of Education, Elementary Education

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU), valid PA Teaching certificate in elementary education, 3 letters of recommendation

Master of Education, Elementary School Counseling w/Licensure

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU), 3 letters of recommendation, 3.0 undergraduate GPA, helping incident relationship statement, department interview.

Master of Education, Instructional Technology/Digital Classroom Management w/certification

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU), GRE or valid PA teaching certificate, 3 letters of recommendation.

Master of Education, Reading Specialist

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU), valid PA instructional I or II teaching certificate (coursework in teaching reading), 3 graduate evaluation forms from professionals in education.

Master of Education, Secondary School Counseling w/Licensure

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU), 3 letters of recommendation, 3.0 undergraduate GPA, helping incident relationship statement, department interview.

Master of Education, Secondary Education: Curriculum & Instruction/Biology/English/Math/Social Studies

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU), minimum undergraduate major GPA 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation.

For Master’s Degree only: (any one of the following is acceptable)

  • Copy of Praxis I & II
  • Valid Instructional I or II teaching certificate
  • GRE scores

Master’s Degree and seeking Instructional I Teaching Certificate:

Minimum undergraduate major GPA of 3.0
Copy of Praxis I & II passing scores ( may be conditionally accepted with Praxis I while taking Praxis II with advisement)
*Students with less than a 3.0 undergraduate GPA will be required to take 12 credits of graduate course work and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA prior to applying as a degree candidate.

Master of Education, Student Affairs in Higher Education w/Licensure

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU), 3 letters of recommendation, 3.0 undergraduate GPA, helping incident relationship statement, department interview.

Master of Library Science w/certification

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU), Praxis I or valid PA teaching certificate or GRE (Applicants to MLS plus certificate should have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA).

Master of Public Administration

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU), 3 letters of recommendation, scores from one of the following exams: GRE/GMAT/MAT/LSAT.

Master of Science, Computer Science

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU), 3 letters of recommendation, GRE scores (Students graduating from KU with a BS in Computer Science receive a waiver of GRE and recommendations).

Master of Science, Information Technology

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU), 3 letters of recommendation, and GRE scores.

Master of Science, Electronic Media

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU), 3 letters of recommendation, GRE waived with successful interview.

Master of Social Work

Official transcripts from previous colleges or universities (non-KU), GRE, personal and social issues essays, 3 letters of recommendation. Applicants from KU with a BSW must submit 3 letters of recommendation. All other requirements are waived. Students who possess a BSW from another accredited institution will receive a waiver of essays and GRE’s.

Applications are accepted on rolling admissions. Fall deadline is August 1, spring deadline is December 1. (Counseling deadline dates are March 1 for fall and Oct. 1 for spring). Completed admission files are forwarded to the appropriate academic department when the file is complete. The final decision to admit or deny a student to a graduate degree program rests with the academic department and is based upon an analysis of objective and subjective criteria.

Objective criteria used in the admission decisions of the Graduate College are the undergraduate QPA, an official transcript of the baccalaureate or master’s degree, GRE or GMAT test scores.

Subjective criteria is also used in the admission decision. This includes letters of recommendation, a statement of personal and career goals and objectives, written statement, essays and personal interview.