Graduate Program Admission Requirements
Pursuing a master's degree at SU is a powerful investment in your future, designed to fit your lifestyle as a busy, adult student. Many of the university's graduate degrees can be completed in as few as eighteen to twenty four months. The University's Forensic Studies and Business and Technology Management programs are offered in 8-week sessions, either on-site or online. A graduate degree in Forensic Science is offered in an hybrid format. The graduate degrees in Cyber Forensics, Nursing, and Healthcare Management are offered completely online.
Admission Requirements for Master's Programs
Applicants to the Graduate programs are expected to have a cumulative GPA in past academic work of no less than 3.0 on a four-point scale. All applicants are given opportunities to discuss their professional experience in the areas of their desired programs via the resume and writing samples.
- Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Official transcripts from each college or university attended.
- Official transcripts must come in a sealed envelope directly from the institution. If a student receives the transcripts, they must keep the envelope sealed and deliver them directly to the admissions office.
- If the transcripts are from an institution located outside of the United States, they will need to be evaluated by either WES or AACRAO.
- Writing sample - 250-350 words.
- Letters of recommendation- academic or work-related (Optional).
- Resume of professional experience (Optional).
- GRE or GMAT Scores (Optional).
Some programs require additional information. Additional requirements can be found on the individual graduate program pages.
Adult Undergraduate Students
Adult Undergraduate Program Admission Requirements
Stevenson's School of Graduate and Professional Studies' bachelor's degree programs are designed for working adults. Most undergraduate degrees can be completed within eighteen to twenty-four months depending on the number of credits a student has acquired before entering the program. Many undergraduate degree programs can be completed by taking courses that are scheduled in a mixed 8-week hybrid or online format, or in a traditional 16-week format. Depending on the courses, classes meet either once or twice weekly in the evenings, or on the weekends. Class work incorporates hands-on projects, practical knowledge that is applicable to everyday work challenges, and group interactions with fellow students. Students are expected to complete many of their assignments and coursework outside of class, using the web, email, and other means.
Admission Requirements for Adult Bachelor's Programs*
- Completed application for Bachelor's Admissions.
- Two years of professional work experience.
- Official college transcripts** from each college previously attended. (If the transcripts are from an institution located outside of the United States they will need to be evaluated by either WES or AACRAO)
- At least 15 transferable credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
* Please note that there are additional requirements for International Students.
** Transcripts are only considered official if they arrive in a sealed envelope directly from the institution. If a student receives the transcripts, they must keep the envelope sealed and deliver them directly to the admissions office.
Some programs require additional information. Additional requirements can be found on the individual adult undergraduate program pages.
B.S. to M.S. Students
B.S. to M.S. Admission Requirements
- Have and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- Minimum of 60 completed credits at time of application. Must have completed at least 75 credits to enroll in graduate courses.
- Completed B.S. to M.S. Application and Graduate Application (hard copy only) by March 1st for priority consideration to begin taking graduate courses in the fall semester or by October 1st for the spring semester. Please submit these materials to Student Support Coordinator, Carla Owens (443-352-4033 / email@example.com) in Garrison Hall Suite 100.
For more information on applying to this program please contact Admissions at 1-877-531-7118.
Note: If you are applying to the Forensic Science program please contact Ellen Roskes at 443-334-2352 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Student Admission Requirements
Students seeking an F-1 Visa are not eligible for admission to GPS adult undergraduate and graduate programs.
International students must submit the following:
- Application for Admission
Proof of English Proficiency
International students must demonstrate a satisfactory level of English proficiency. Students must submit an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score. The following TOEFL scores are required for admission: 213 or higher (Computer-based); 80 or higher (Internet-based); or 550 or higher (Paper-based). Students who have taken the Internet-based TOEFL test should have no individual section score lower than 20. Students who have taken the IELTS should have a minimum overall band score of 6.5 and no individual score lower than 6.0.
Transcripts and Certificates of Previous Academic Work
International students who have attended or who are currently attending a U.S. post-secondary institution must submit official transcripts from all institutions. Students who have completed post-secondary coursework outside of the U.S. must submit these records for evaluation directly to either World Education Services or the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
A legible and high quality copy of an unexpired passport identification page is required of all international students. An international student currently attending another post-secondary institution in the United States must also submit a copy of his or her current Departure Record (I-94), and U.S. visa.