Graduate Admissions

The Greenlee School reviews applications to its master’s program on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

In general, all applicants must meet the following admission standards:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in a relevant course of study
  • A 3.0 minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. (To convert GPA use this calculator)
  • For international applicants, demonstrated English proficiency with a minimum score of 88 on the Internet-based TOEFL, 6.5 on IELTS, 60 on Pearson Test of English, or 110 on DuoLingo

Applicants are submitted in two phases. Phase 1, the pre-application, is free. As part of the pre-application applicants submit student information, statement of purpose, and educational background. Supplemental materials like a resume, publications, and unofficial transcripts can also be submitted during this phase. The Director of Graduate Education will review your pre-application, and, if you meet the program requirements, approve you to move to Phase 2.

Phase 2 of the application requires you pay the application fee and submit the remaining application materials. To be reviewed by Greenlee’s Graduate Steering Committee, applications must include the following:

In addition, applicants must provide:

  • A statement of purpose in which the applicant describes his/her/their objectives in pursuing the master’s degree, career goals and research interests
  • A resume that provides a summary of the applicant’s academic and employment history, honors and publications (if any)
  • Transcripts from the undergraduate institution
  • Three letters of recommendation that attest to the applicant’s aptitude for study at the graduate level
  • Examples of professional and scholarly work (optional)

An applicant whose scholastic average does not meet the Greenlee School requirements may still be considered if the applicant presents evidence of notable professional qualifications.

Although the Greenlee School reviews applications as they arrive, applications must be received by Jan. 15 (for those planning to begin graduate work in August or the fall semester) and by the middle of October (for those planning to begin graduate work in January or the spring semester) for full consideration of graduate assistantships.

Find more information about admission requirements and application procedures in the Graduate Handbook and on the Graduate College website.  As you’re considering a major professor, please reference the directory of graduate faculty and bios available on the Greenlee website.

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