Interested in applying? General criteria are listed below. However, the requirements of individual programs may be higher. Refer to the Graduate Program Finder for specific requirements.
Decisions concerning admission to graduate programs rest with the programs, and criteria used for determining admission are established by the programs. Program admission decisions are final unless, in very rare instances, it can be demonstrated that the program violated a policy established by the university or the Graduate School or that the program failed to consistently apply the criteria established by the program or college.
Programs have the authority to:
College deans may petition the Associate Dean of the Graduate School for a waiver of this policy on an individual faculty member’s behalf. See the Graduate School Handbook for instructions.
Full graduate status may be granted to an applicant who meets the criteria discussed above.
Unclassified graduate status allows non-matriculated students to take courses for graduate credit when they have not been admitted into a graduate degree program. Should the student subsequently matriculate into a program, the number of credits a degree program accepts toward the degree requirements from the student under this classification ordinarily may not exceed 12 semester credits. Final determination of what credits are accepted will be made by the individual program.