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Materials required for application
University Admission Policy: Bachelor's degree from accredited institution
Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 for final 60 semester hours
Minimum GRE: No Requirements (no recommended score if taken)
Ranking in Undergraduate Class: Not Required
Personal statement
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Online application and submission of credentials

Please check this page for all details pertaining to application requirements, submitting the online application and supplemental credentials. Please note that when you file the online application, there will be a 3-5 day delay before supplemental credentials can be uploaded. If the online application is filed by the deadline date, your application will be considered. Please submit all other credentials as soon as possible.

Submitting transcripts

UPP cannot accept physical or emailed documents.  All documents including transcripts must be uploaded using the application system.  Once you submit your online application, you will receive confirmation with 3-5 days with upload instructions.  Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded.  If you are admitted you will then be required to submit final official transcripts from each institution you attended.

Checking Application Status

Application materials submitted electronically and received before the deadline will not be acknowledged; the date and time of submission is contained in the email and it will be noted in your application file that the deadline was met. Directions for checking the status of your application are on this page.

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Conditions for Non-Degree Students

  1. The core courses and core concentration courses in the MUPP and/or Ph.D programs are not available to non-degree students.

  2. Non-degree students admitted as degree candidates may, by petition, transfer graduate level courses taken as non-degree students in which grades of A or B were earned. The number of transferable hours taken as a non-degree student is up to 12 semester hours for MUPP degree students and 8 hours for Ph.D. degree students.

  3. Matriculation into our graduate program as a non-degree student does not mean you will be admitted into our degree programs. You must apply for regular admission to the MUPP or Ph.D. degree programs. Our admissions committee will review your application and make a recommendation regarding admittance based on your statement of interest, research agenda (if a PhD applicant) or career goals (if a MUPP applicant), writing sample, letters of reference, and academic qualifications.

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