ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION
Persons wishing to pursue a master’s degree in the Rehabilitation Program are required to be admitted to the School of Graduate Studies and Research as well as the department. Applicants should complete all the necessary admission requirements prior to their initial enrollment in courses in the department. Applicants must have all the admission requirements completed or scheduled for completion prior to the second term of enrollment.
An AA/EOE institution, Emporia State University encourage women and minorities to apply.
Submission of the following information is required:
- Completed application form
- References (3) from supervisors, former professors or others who can attest to applicant’s qualifications. (Reference form)
- All undergraduate and graduate transcripts
- Standardized examination scores for either the Miller Analogies Exam or Graduate Record Exam
- GPA: Undergraduate (last 60 hours) 3.0 or better
Graduate (master’s or doctorate) 3.5 or better
- Standardized examination score (either one)
Miller Analogies Test 40 or better
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (V+Q) 850 or better
- Related experience
- Three completed recommendation forms (must use department forms)
- Faculty interview assessment
A limited number of persons (not more than 5% of admitted students per year) who do not meet the requirements (GPA or standardized examination scores) as listed above may be considered for admission on a probationary basis if they present compelling evidence of being exceptional on the other criteria (writing, experience, references and interview).
Appeal of Admission Decisions
An applicant who disagrees with the admission decision may submit a written appeal of that decision within 14 days of the date of notification of the admission decision to the department appeals committee. The appeal should specify the basis for the appeal and include appropriate documentation to support the appeal. Appeals will be reviewed on the basis that the original decision was based on the data available at the time the student’s credentials were originally reviewed and that the admissions committee followed appropriate admissions policies. If interested and upon written request, a student will be granted the opportunity to appear before the appeals committee to present his or her case in person before the appeals committee renders a decision. The appeal committee will evaluate the appeal request and the supporting documentation and forward a recommendation for admission or denial to the department chair.
Steps to Follow after Acceptance to the Program
Step 1: Applicants are sent a letter from the department indicating the faculty advisor assigned to them and outlining the conditions, if any, they have been given for acceptance.
Step 2: Applicants should contact their advisor for an appointment to receive enrollment advisement.
Step 3: During the first enrollment period students must plan and file a program of study.
Step 4: After completion of 6 to 12 hours students must file an Application for Degree Candidacy. (Forms are available from the department office.)
Step 5: During the semester prior to the final semester before graduation, students must:
A) Complete an Intent to Graduate form in the Graduate Office no later than:
- March 1 for summer degree completion
- July 1 for December graduation
- November 1 for May graduation
B) Sign up in the department office to take the Comprehensive Examination (This must be done at least two weeks prior to the scheduled examination.)
C) Pay commencement fees in the Business Office