Admission Requirements

 

Graduate Admission Requirements 2013

 

 

GENERAL UNIVERSITY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Academic Requirements
Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US institution.

Grade Point Average
For regular admission consideration, applicants should have a minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 2.50 on a scale of 4.0 from the bachelor’s degree granting institution.

Individual Academic Program Requirements
Some academic programs may require a higher minimum GPA as well as additional admissions materials and entrance exam scores (such as GRE), that must be submitted before an application is considered complete. Please review the Individual Program Information page on this website for program specific requirements or see the department section of the Graduate Catalog for more information.

Required Transcripts:

  • Request the Registrar of the institution from which you earned your undergraduate degree (except Marshall University), to provide directly to the Graduate Admissions Office one official copy of your undergraduate transcript showing the degree earned and the date on which it was conferred. Some programs may also require an official transcript from each college or university previously attended, sent directly from the registrar’s office to the Graduate Admissions Office. Please review the Individual Program Information page on this website for program specific requirements or see the department section of the Graduate Catalog for more information.
  • Transcripts of all previous graduate work must also be submitted.
  • The Graduate Admissions Office cannot accept unofficial transcripts, including transcripts that are faxed, hand-delivered or, stamped “issued to the student.” The official transcript must be issued to and sent directly to Marshall University Graduate Admissions by the registrar of the issuing institution.

Additional Information:

  • Graduate Admissions will forward your completed application to the faculty of the academic program to which you applied. The faculty of the academic program will review your application for an admission decision. Once the program has made a decision, it will forward that recommendation to Graduate Admissions, which will provide you with official notification of the admission decision.
  • Students enrolled in the last semester of an undergraduate program may be admitted conditionally subject to completion of the bachelor’s degree program and subject to departmental approval. All required credentials, including official transcripts are necessary for consideration.
  • Some programs require letters of recommendation, personal statements etc. These items should be sent by directly to Graduate Admissions. Please review the  Individual Program Information page on this website for program specific requirements or see the department section of the Graduate Catalog for more information.
  • Take the appropriate admission examination if required by the program to which you are applying and have the scores sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office by the testing agency. Minimum scores on the admission examinations may be established by the academic departments. Please review the Individual Program Information page on this website for program specific requirements or see the department section of the Graduate Catalog for more information.


All application materials should be sent to:

Marshall University
Graduate Records and Admissions Office
100 Angus E. Peyton Drive
South Charleston, West Virginia 25303-1600

Email: services@marshall.edu

Questions?
Telephone: 304-746-1900
Toll Free: 1-800-642-9842 ext. 61900
Fax: 304-746-1902

NOTE: All materials submitted in support of an application for admission become the property of Marshall University. Materials will not be returned or released to the applicant/student or to third parties. Any student admitted on the basis of false and/or incomplete information is subject to immediate dismissal or other disciplinary action.