Graduate Enrollment Requirements - Evening and Online Programs

Enrollment Requirements for Master of Science in Management and Leadership

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • GPA of 2.7 or better on all undergraduate course work or on the final 60 hours of undergraduate course work
  • If GPA is less than 2.7 but better than 2.5, students may be granted conditional admission if approved by the Admission Committee
  • If GPA is less than 2.5 and upon approval of the Admission Committee, students may take the GMAT and present a score of 450 or greater for consideration. Admission to the program is not guaranteed by taking the GMAT.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge the applicant's moral character, professional expertise, and capacity for graduate-level work.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language, applicant must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test) or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English. 

 

Enrollment Requirements for Master of Business Administration

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • GPA of 2.7 or better on all undergraduate course work or on the final 60 hours of undergraduate course work
  • If GPA is less than 2.7 but better than 2.5, students may be granted conditional admission if approved by the Admission Committee
  • If GPA is less than 2.5 and upon approval of the Admission Committee, students may take the GMAT and present a score of 450 or greater for consideration. Admission to the program is not guaranteed by taking the GMAT.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge the applicant's moral character, professional expertise, and capacity for graduate-level work.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language, applicant must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test) or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English. 

 

Enrollment Requirements for Master of Business Administration with Health Care Administration Concentration

  • Experience in a health care setting of at least one year
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • GPA of 2.7 or better on all undergraduate course work or on the final 60 hours of undergraduate course work
  • If GPA is less than 2.7 but better than 2.5, students may be granted conditional admission if approved by the Admission Committee
  • If GPA is less than 2.5 and upon approval of the Admission Committee, students may take the GMAT and present a score of 450 or greater for consideration. Admission to the program is not guaranteed by taking the GMAT.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge the applicant's moral character, professional expertise, and capacity for graduate-level work.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language, applicant must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test) or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English.

 

Enrollment Requirements for Master of Education in Classroom Leadership

  • Valid teaching certificate from the State of South Carolina or equivalent out-of-state certification.
  • One year teaching experience or two recommendation letters stating that the student candidate has access to a classroom for research purposes. At least one of the recommendation letters must come from a school administrator.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate course work or on the final 60 hours of undergraduate course work. (If less than 3.0, student must have satisfactory scores on the GRE and/or approval of the Graduate Admissions Committee.)
  • Official transcripts from the undergraduate degree-granting institution as well as any graduate work. (If less than 60 credit hours were completed at the undergraduate degree-granting institution, then official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions will be necessary.)
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language, applicant must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test) or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English. 

**The M.Ed. program curriculum does not lead to initial teacher certification in the State of South Carolina.**

 

Enrollment Requirements for Master of Education in Administration and Supervision

In addition to the general graduate admission requirements listed above, an applicant for admission to the Master of Education in Administration and Supervision program must have the following criteria:

  • Valid teaching certificate from the State of South Carolina
  • Current employment with a minimum of two years experience as an administrator or teacher such that the teacher’s classroom can serve as a “laboratory” for the completion of course requirements.
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge the applicant's moral character, professional expertise, and capacity for graduate-level work. One recommendation must be from School Administrator.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate course work or on the final 60 hours of undergraduate course work. (If less than 3.0, student must have satisfactory scores on the GRE and/or approval of the Graduate Admissions Committee.)
  • Official transcripts from the undergraduate degree-granting institution as well as any graduate work. (If less than 60 credit hours were completed at the undergraduate degree-granting institution, then official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions will be necessary.)
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language, applicant must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test) or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English.
  • Statement of disclosure concerning all prior convictions including felonies and misdemeanors

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Learn more about transfer credits from accredited colleges and universities.

If you have any questions regarding admission requirements for your degree program, please contact your local program representative.

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