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College of Graduate Studies
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Graduate Program Prerequisites

 

  Accounting/Professional Accountancy and Integrated Professional Accountancy
Admission Formula [GPA times 200] + GMAT total score = at least 1050
Requirements
Test Scores GMAT
All college and university transcripts Yes
Essay Yes
Résumé No
Prerequisites
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better, including all grades on repeated courses – or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work (except for the Integrated Accounting program)
  • ACC 2301 & 2302 - Principles of Accounting I & II
  • ACC 3303 & 3304 - Intermediate Accounting I & II. Have at least a 2.5 GPA in ACC 3303 and ACC 3304 with no grades lower than C (courses may be repeated to satisfy this requirement)
  • ACC 3331 - Cost Accounting
  • ACC 3361 - Individual Income Tax
  • ACC 4303 - Auditing
  • ACC 4311 & 4312 - Advanced Accounting I & II
  • BCIS 1305 - Business Computer Applications
  • BUSI 3345 - Business Law
  • ECO 2302 - Microeconomics
  • FIN 3361 - Financial Management
  • MSC 2331 - Business Statistics
  • MATH 1312 or 2331 - Business Math II or Calculus I

 

  Animal Science
Admission Formula [GPA times 200] + GRE quantitative + GRE Analytical Writing Conversion (AWC) = at least 1500 for regular admission
Requirements
Test Scores GRE
All college and university transcripts Yes
Essay Yes
Résumé No
Prerequisites
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better, including all grades on repeated courses – or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work
  • Completion of a minimum of 24 semester credit hours of undergraduate course work in animal science, agriculture, range management, wildlife management or agronomy, including 12 semester credit hours of advanced course work

 

  Biology and Biology Science Education
Admission Formula [Last 60 hours of undergraduate GPA times 400] + GRE verbal + GRE quantitative = at least 2250
Requirements
Test Scores GRE
All college and university transcripts Yes
Essay Yes
Résumé No
Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in biology or a related discipline (i.e., zoology, botany, microbiology, wildlife ecology) with completion of a minimum of 24 semester credit hours of undergraduate course work in biology, including 12 semester credit hours of advanced course work (to include cell biology, evolution, ecology, bio statistics)

 

  Business Administration-Online
Admission Formula No formula
Requirements
Test Scores GMAT or GRE
All college and university transcripts Yes
Essay Yes
Résumé Yes
Prerequisites
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better, including all grades on repeated courses – or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work
  • ACC 2301 & 2302 - Principles of Accounting I & II
  • BCIS 1305 - Business Computer Applications
  • ECO 2300 or 2302 - Economic Analysis or Microeconomics
  • FIN 3361 - Financial Management
  • MATH 1312 or 2331 - Business Math II or Calculus I
  • MGT 3301 - Principles of Management
  • MSC 2331 - Business Statistics
  • MKT 3321 - Marketing

 

  Coaching, Sport, Recreation and Fitness Administration
Admission Formula No formula
Requirements
Test Scores None unless required by advisor
All college and university transcripts Yes
Essay Yes
Résumé Yes
Prerequisites
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in any academic concentration with a GPA of 2.5 or better, including all grades on repeated courses – or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • A writing sample (which should include three paragraphs explaining (a) why you want to be accepted into the program; (b) what you will bring to the program; and (c) what you expect to get out of the program
  •  A personal résumé (used to evaluate pre-professional competencies)

 

  Communication
Admission Formula No formula
Requirements
Test Scores None unless required by advisor
All college and university transcripts Yes
Essay Yes
Résumé No
Prerequisites
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better, including all grades on repeated courses – or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • Completion of a minimum of 24 semester credit hours of undergraduate course work in either communication or journalism, including 12 semester credit hours of advanced course work (including desktop publishing and graphics, layout and design or their equivalents).

 

  Criminal Justice-Online
Admission Formula No formula
Requirements
Test Scores None
All college and university transcripts Yes
Essay Yes
Résumé No
Prerequisites
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better, including all grades on repeated courses – or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • An essay of no more than 750 words written in endnote or footnote format regarding your opinion of the single most important challenge facing 21st century criminal justice. Outside sources may be used.

 

  Curriculum and Instruction with Teacher Certification and Advanced Instructor-Online
Admission Formula No formula
Requirements
Test Scores None unless required by advisor
All college and university transcripts Yes
Essay No
Résumé No
Prerequisites

Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better, including all grades on repeated courses – or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.

 

  English
Admission Formula No formula
Requirements
Test Scores None unless required by advisor
All college and university transcripts Yes
Essay Yes
Résumé No
Prerequisites
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better, including all grades on repeated courses – or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • Completion of a minimum of 24 semester credit hours of undergraduate course work in English, including 12 semester credit hours of advanced course work.

 

  Education Administration-Online
Admission Formula

No formula

Requirements
Test Scores None unless required by advisor
All college and university transcripts Yes
Essay No
Résumé No
Prerequisites
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better, including all grades on repeated courses – or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • Hold a Texas Teacher Certificate or equivalent.

 

  Guidance and Counseling-Online
Admission Formula No formula
Requirements
Test Scores None unless required by advisor
All college and university transcripts Yes
Essay No
Résumé No
Prerequisites
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better, including all grades on repeated courses – or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • Hold a Texas Teacher Certificate or equivalent (not required for the M.Ed. in Student Development and Leadership or the M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction).

 

  Homeland Security-Online
Admission Formula No formula
Requirements
Test Scores None unless required by advisor
All college and university transcripts Yes
Essay Yes
Résumé No
Prerequisites
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better, including all grades on repeated courses – or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • An essay of no more than 750 words discussing an important issue of homeland security

 

  Intelligence, Security Studies, and Analysis-Online
Admission Formula

No formula

Requirements
Test Scores None unless required by advisor
All college and university transcripts Yes
Essay Yes
Résumé No
Prerequisites
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better, including all grades on repeated courses – or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • An essay of no more than 750 words discussing an intelligence-related topic affecting our nation’s security

   

  Nursing (all majors)-Online
Admission Formula No formula
Requirements
Test Scores None unless required by advisor
All college and university transcripts Sent to Nursing CAS
Essay Sent to Nursing CAS
Résumé No
Prerequisites
  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission or the AACN Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Statistics (with a grade of “C” or higher)
  • Current license or eligibility for licensure as a registered professional nurse in Texas
  • Computer literacy
  • Minimum of two years clinical practice as an RN
  • Demonstrated proficiency in health assessment
  • Three professional references-sent directly to Nursing CAS
  • an essay-sent directly to Nursing CAS
  • Nursing CAS is required

 

  Physical Therapy
Admission Formula [GPA times 300] + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative + GRE Analytical Writing Conversion (AWC) = at least 2400 for regular admission
Requirements
Test Scores GRE
All college and university transcripts Yes
Essay No
Résumé No
Prerequisites
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better, including all grades on repeated courses (each cohort is limited to 20 students).
  • Physical Therapy applicants must pass through a two-stage admission process.

   

  Psychology – Applied and Counseling
Admission Formula

Students should have an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0.

Requirements
Test Scores None unless required by advisor
All college and university transcripts Yes
Essay Yes
Résumé No
Prerequisites
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree. Students who have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher automatically qualify for admission, if space in the program allows. Students with a GPA below 3.0 may qualify for admission on the basis of the formula described in the GRE column.
  • Students are welcome to apply for admission regardless of their undergraduate major. Those who have fewer than 24 credit hours of undergraduate psychology are required to complete a graduate leveling course that provides training in the foundational areas of psychology.

 

  Psychology – I/O
Admission Formula

No formula, but the GRE may be required as supporting evidence for admission. Faculty members recommend at least 450 Verbal, 500 Quantitative and a 4.0 in Analytical Writing.

Requirements
Test Scores GRE
All college and university transcripts Yes
Essay Yes
Résumé No
Prerequisites
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree. Must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or a 3.25 GPA in psychology coursework, including repeated courses.
  • A minimum of 24 semester credit hours, including 12 advanced hours, of undergraduate psychology
  • Three letters of recommendation, two of which must be from academic sources
  •  The GRE will be required if the following criterion is not  met:
    • You do not possess a degree in psychology
  • The GRE will also be required if a student with a psychology degree does not
    meet all  of the following criteria:
    • Your overall  undergraduate GPA is less than 3.15, including repeated courses
    • Your undergraduate GPA in Psychology Courses is less than  3.40

 

  Security Studies-Online
Admission Formula

No formula

Requirements
Test Scores None unless required by advisor
All college and university transcripts Yes
Essay Yes
Résumé No
Prerequisites
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or better, including all grades on repeated courses – or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • An essay of no more than 750 words discussing an important issue of national security

   

  Student Development and Leadership-Online
Admission Formula

No formula

Requirements
Test Scores None unless required by advisor
All college and university transcripts Yes
Essay No
Résumé No
Prerequisites

Hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better, including all grades on repeated courses – or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.


GRE Analytical Writing Conversion Chart

The GRE Analytical Writing sub test is scored on a scale of 1-6. This score is converted to the metric of the other sub tests as follows:

1.0-2.0 = 300
2.5 = 320
3.0 = 350
3.5 = 400
4.0 = 460
4.5 = 540
5.0 = 620
5.5 = 700
6.0 = 760


Non-Degree Areas of Study

Admission requirements for all non-degree programs are the same as for the degree programs in those departments, with the exception of Non-Degree Grant Programs. Non-Degree Grant Programs are program-specific. Interested applicants should contact the academic department that offers the program being considered.