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Graduate School Admission FAQs

What are the general admission requirements for the Graduate School?

Which programs waive the GRE or allow conditional admission?  

How does the application process work?

Can I forward my transcript to Graduate Admissions myself?

Do I need to request official copies of my test scores?  

Do I have to complete an application for both the Graduate School and the program for which I am applying?

How do I check my application status?

How can I get my application fee waived?

How long will it take to process my application?

What does my admission type mean?  

What is the cost of tuition?

How can I schedule a campus visit?

If I have been accepted into a graduate program but have not registered for any classes for several semesters, do I have to reapply for that program again?

How do I change programs? 


 

What are the general admission requirements for the Graduate School? 

Answer:  Admission to graduate study is granted to students who meet the academic requirements and who hold a baccalaureate degree from MSU or another regionally accredited university. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on all undergraduate work is required. However, some programs require a higher GPA. Minimum scores on the GRE, GMAT, or MAT are established by program. For program admission requirements review the current graduate catalog, contact the department, or contact the Graduate School. 



Which programs waive the GRE or allow conditional admission?  

Answer:  All programs allow conditional admission up to 12 hours pending the testing requirement as long as the other admission requirements are met EXCEPT MBA, MAT, and MSMIS. All admission requirements for the MBA, MAT, and MSMIS must be fulfilled and unconditional admission granted before students in those programs can register for classes. Some programs will waive the testing requirement if the student has already earned a master’s degree or if the student maintains a 3.5 or higher GPA after the first 12 hours in the program. Click here for a list of these.



How does the application process work?  

Answer:  You will need to apply to the Graduate School and complete the graduate application. There is a one-time $30 application fee. Send all required supplemental admission material to:

Morehead State University
Office of Enrollment Services
Attn: Graduate Admissions
100 Admissions Center
Morehead, KY 40351

 

Can I forward my transcript to Graduate Admissions myself?
 

Answer:  No, we cannot accept transcripts from the student. All transcripts for graduate admission must be official and come from the institution that you were awarded the degree. The institution can mail or send transcripts electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse.

 

Do I need to request official copies of my test scores?  

Answer:  ETS will only keep your official scores on file for five years. We will accept copies of test scores from other institutions only if they are on the institutions official letterhead and state the scores are copies from original scores the school has on file.



Do I have to complete an application for both the Graduate School and the program for which I am applying?

Answer:  No, there is only one application.


How do I check my application status?  

Answer:  To check your application status or receipt of admission material, email Michelle Emrick in the Graduate Admissions Office or contact her by telephone at (606) 783-5204.



How can I get my application fee waived? 

Answer:  If you have previously paid the application fee or applied using an applicable fee waiver code you do not have to pay the application fee again. The application fee is also waived when you attend certain events and meet with a representative from the Graduate School. For a list of these events visit Grad School on the Road.



How long will it take to process my application?  

Answer:  Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. The admission process generally takes two - three weeks during the regular semester. Certain times of the year may result in a longer wait time. You will receive a letter notifying you of the admission decision once your application has been fully processed.


What does my admission type mean?  

Answer:  Your admission type will be listed in your official admission letter. Students may be admitted to the Graduate School in one of several categories:

Unconditionally — a student who meets the requirements for both general admission to graduate study, and for a particular program. A copy of the teaching certificate is also required for education students wishing to obtain a change in rank or to pursue additional certifications. Students are permitted to pursue coursework outlined on their program evaluations but are not permitted to take more than 12 hours of coursework outside the program to which they are admitted. Departments may drop students from unapproved courses.

Conditionally — a student who meets the general requirements for admission to graduate study, but fails to satisfy one or more of the special requirements for admission to a particular program. This is a temporary classification, and must be changed as soon as the specified conditions are satisfied. Most graduate students will be limited to 12 graduate credit hours unless they are unconditionally admitted to a graduate program.

Unclassified — a student who meets the requirements for admission to graduate study, but does not wish to work toward a graduate program. Students admitted as unclassified will not be permitted to take more than 12 hours in any one program. Students should note that no more than 12 semester hours of graduate credit earned as an unclassified student may later be applied toward a program upon admission to that program, and only then at the discretion of the advisor and the Associate Vice President.

Attempt to Qualify — a student whose undergraduate GPA is slightly below 2.5, but not less than 2.3 and has met the testing requirement. A student so admitted, after completing a maximum of 12 semester hours of graduate work with at least a GPA of 3.0, may be considered for admission to a degree program.

Nondegree Program — a student who wishes to do a planned graduate program that leads to renewal or additional certification, but not to a degree. Prerequisites are a baccalaureate degree and a teaching certificate. The student must also meet program admission requirements.

Visiting Student — a student who has been admitted to a graduate program at another institution. Such a student may enroll at Morehead State University by submitting an application as a visiting student and paying the $30 application fee. The graduate dean or registrar will certify that the student is in good standing and has permission to enroll for graduate work. A student can opt to submit an official transcript in lieu of the letter of good standing.

Early Graduate School — a Morehead State University undergraduate student who has completed 90 or more credit hours toward the completion of the baccalaureate degree may be considered for undergraduate concurrent admission to the Graduate School to enroll in graduate coursework. To be eligible for undergraduate concurrent admission, the student must have an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 at the time of admission. The student must maintain an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 and a graduate grade point average of at least 3.0 to continue in the Early Graduate School program. If the student drops below the 3.0 minimum grade point, they will not be allowed to continue in the program. Students may earn a maximum of 12 graduate credit hours while holding undergraduate concurrent admission status. An application to the Graduate School must be completed at the beginning of the semester requested. Undergraduate concurrent admission to the Graduate School must be approved by the Graduate Dean. Students who are enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate coursework may receive an adjustment to their financial aid. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine what changes may occur.



What is the cost of tuition?  

Answer:  The current cost of graduate tuition is a flat rate of $535 per credit hour.



How can I schedule a campus visit? 

Answer:  To schedule a tour of our campus, please visit our "Schedule a Campus Tour" page.  



If I have been accepted into a graduate program but have not registered for any classes for several semesters, do I have to reapply for that program again?  

Answer:  No, you do not need to reapply. Once you are admitted to a program you can register for classes at any time. However, you will be subject to the requirements for the catalog year that you were accepted into the program. 

 


How do I change programs?  

Answer:  To change graduate programs you will need to complete another graduate application and select the new program you would like to apply to. If you’ve already paid the $30 application fee you will not have to pay the fee again. You will not need submit official transcripts or test scores again if you’ve already submitted them. Be sure to check the admission requirements for the new program you’re applying to begin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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