A college graduate seeking admission into a graduate program of the University must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of a “B” average in upper level work, or a graduate degree from an accredited institution.
Appropriate nationally-normed examinations will be required for all Ph.D. programs. Scores must be at or above the 60th percentile (e.g., 1120 combined Verbal and Quantitative on the GRE or 570 composite on the GMAT).
Master’s degree programs and professional doctoral degree programs individually determine admission requirements with respect to requiring nationally-normed examinations and the required scores with the proviso that if nationally-normed examinations are required, scores must be at or above the 40th percentile (e.g., 1000 combined Verbal and Quantitative on the GRE or 500 composite on the GMAT).
Individual units may place greater weight on either the verbal or quantitative portion of the examination and are encouraged to set higher requirements than University minimums. Admissions at the graduate level are competitive and meeting minimum program requirements does not guarantee admission.
Students may also seek admission through the University' s 10% Waiver Policy.
Proposals to establish new admissions criteria must be endorsed by the faculty of the unit, by the unit dean, and by the Faculty Senate; approved by the Dean of the University Graduate School and by the Provost; and are subject to review by the Board of Trustees after which the new admissions criteria will be incorporated into appropriate official publications of the University.
Official publications of the University will note that at the graduate level, admissions requirements are minimums and even if those minimums are met, admission is not assured. Admission is competitive among all students meeting the minimum admission requirements for the number of available openings in the program and, at the doctoral level, the availability of faculty mentors.
Approved by the Faculty Senate April 16, 2002, Motion01/02:47