Graduate Degree Requirements

 Master’s Degree (MA, MACC, MBA, MED, MLS, MM, MS)

The following are admission requirements for degree seeking students.

Please note, students in distance programs must submit a copy of the valid government-issued photo identification (ID) that is acknowledged by the student’s signature below. Government-issued ids include such things as driver’s license, passport, military id, permanent resident card. Student must also complete the ID Verification Form.

1) A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Verification of undergraduate degree completion must be sent to the Graduate School before student may enroll in classes. (Documents of degree completion include an unofficial transcript, copy of diploma or letter from undergraduate institution registrar. The documents can be faxed to 620-341-5909, emailed to gradinfo@emporia.edu or mailed to: Emporia State University, Campus Box 4003, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia KS 66801).

2) Adequate preparation in the proposed area of specialization (to be determined by the department of specialization).

3) A grade point average of not less than 2.5 in the last 60 semester hours of study or an overall grade point average of no less than 3.0 for a completed master’s degree. This admission does not constitute admission to a specific program. If a completed master's degree transcript is submitted for admission, the student MUST also submit an official copy of their bachelor's degree transcript.

4) Probationary* admission to the Graduate School is permitted if the student has a grade point average between 2.2 and 2.49 on the last 60 hours of study. The student must achieve a 3.00 grade point average in his or her first nine semester hours of graduate study. If the student does not meet this condition, she or he will not be permitted to continue in graduate study.

5) Students must submit official Bachelor’s degree transcripts containing at least 60 credit hours of course work and final grades.  Any additional transcripts from college credit accumulated after the bachelor’s degree, MUST be submitted if you will be using these credits for transfer credit or for last 60 GPA.  Transcripts are considered official only if they are received from the institution in a sealed envelope or are received through a secure transcript service.  Official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution must be received by the end of the first semester or students will not be allowed to enroll in a second semester.  Secure electronic transcripts are accepted if sent to gradinfo@emporia.edu directly from the issuing institution.

6) Satisfactory completion of the entrance/admission tests required by the major department.  Students who have not completed the required entrance/admissions tests by the first semester will not be allowed to enroll for a second semester.   An enrollment hold will be placed on the student’s account.  Specific information about these examinations may be obtained from the department in which one wishes to study or from the Graduate School.

7) Students who have been denied to an academic program are not eligible for non-degree study during the academic semester after having been denied admission, except with permission of department. Student can reapply to another graduate degree immediately.

8) Students who have obtained a degree from a foreign university/college must have a transcript evaluation from a recommended external source that is a member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services). Students will not be allowed to enroll until the evaluation has been received in the Graduate School.

9) Payment of a non-refundable $40 application fee.

* Probationary refers to permitting graduate students into a graduate program if they do not meet regular admission criteria. Conditional refers to permitting undergraduate seniors to take graduate classes for graduate credit.

Specialist in Education Degree (Ed.S.)

Please contact the Department of Psychology and Special Education for information. Students are required to pay a non-refundable $40 application fee. Official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution must be received by the end of the first semester or students will not be allowed to enroll in a second semester.

Please note, students in distance programs must submit a copy of the valid government-issued photo identification (ID) that is acknowledged by the student’s signature below. Government-issued ids include such things as driver’s license, passport, military id, permanent resident card. Students must also complete the ID Verification Form.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Please contact the School of Library and Information Management for information. Students are required to pay a non-refundable $50 application fee. Official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution must be received by the end of the first semester or students will not be allowed to enroll in a second semester.

Please note, students in distance programs must submit a copy of the valid government-issued photo identification (ID) that is acknowledged by the student’s signature below. Government-issued ids include such things as driver’s license, passport, military id, permanent resident card. Students must also complete the ID Verification Form.

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