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1.20 General Requirements for Admission
Applicants must submit official documentation as evidence of meeting the following Graduate School admission requirements. Programs may have requirements over and above those of the Graduate School.
A. Completion of a bachelor’s degree program at an appropriately accredited academic institution or at an academic institution with high academic standards deemed appropriate and acceptable by the Wright State academic program to which the student is applying.
B. Academic preparation for the declared field of study that is acceptable to the graduate program concerned (degree program candidates).
C. Proof that the applicant has the minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) established by the Graduate School for an admission category.
In addition to the Graduate School requirements supplementary documentation may be required by a graduate degree program.
Students having master's or other advanced degrees, or who have previously completed 12 quarter or 9 semester credit hours at the graduate level with an overall graduate grade point average of 3.0, from an appropriately accredited academic institution or an academic institution with high academic standards deemed appropriate and acceptable by the Wright State academic program to which the student is applying may be admitted into Wright State graduate programs in regular status regardless of their undergraduate grade point averages provided the appropriate academic departments or programs recommend them for admission.
Applicants to the following programs must submit evidence of satisfactory scores on the standardized tests listed below. Information about the tests may be obtained from either the University College (180 University Hall) or from the Graduate School (E344 Student Union).
M.Acc. : Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
M.B.A. : GMAT*
M.P.H. : GRE General Test**
M.S./M.B.A., Nursing : GMAT
M.S., Social and Applied Economics : GRE General Test
M.S., Computer Science: GRE General Test
M.S., Biological Sciences: GRE General Test, MCAT, or LSAT
M.S.C.E., Computer Engineering: GRE General Test
Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences: GRE General Test
Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering: GRE General Test
Ph.D., Engineering: GRE General Test
Ph.D., Environmental Sciences: GRE General Test
M.S. & Ph.D., Human Factors and Industrial/Organizational Psychology: GRE General Test
College of Education and Human Services Graduate Programs: GRE General Test, Praxis II, or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)**
Ed.S., Educational Specialist: GRE General Test or the MAT
* Note: For the MBA and M.P.H. programs, applicants who have an advanced degree or professional degree need not take the GMAT or GRE.
** Note: For College of Education and Human Services applicants - the GRE or MAT is not required for the Teacher Education Program if students’ have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. The GRE or MAT is not required for a Human Services program if a student’s grade point average is 3.3 or better.
Applicants to the College of Nursing and Health Graduate Program who graduated from nursing schools outside the United States must pass the Qualifying Examination of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS). This examination will establish probable eligibility to be licensed in the United States as a registered nurse. It is not a substitute for the State Board Licensing Examinations.