Program Admissions Requirements


Master of Science in Animal Science

Applicants must possess an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.  The applicant should follow instructions for General Requirements for Admission to Graduate Study as shown above.
The applicant should submit the following to the Graduate School:
A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 2.7 or better on a 4.0 scale is required.


Master of Science in Biotechnology

Applicant must possess an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in a related field (i.e. Agriculture, Biology or Life Sciences) to meet prerequisites and meet the following requirements:
The applicant should follow instructions for General Requirements for Admission to Graduate Study as shown above.
A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 2.7 or better on a 4.0 scale is required.


Master of Public Health
(with a concentration in Environmental Health)

Applicants must possess an undergraduate or graduate degree in from a regionally accredited institution.  Requirements include:

Applicant must:
Completed graduate application
20.00 application fee
GPA of 2.50 or higher (on a 4.00 scale)
Copy of official transcript from all undergraduate work
Personal Goal Statement
3 Letters of Recommendation
Immunization Record
Resume


Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling

Applicants must possess an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. The applicant should follow instructions for General Requirements for Admission to Graduate Study as shown above.


Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Case Mgmt.

Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution to meet prerequisites and meet the following requirements.  The applicant should follow instructions for General Requirements for Admission to Graduate Study as shown above.  A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 2.7 or better on a 4.0 scale is required.  Formal interview (face-to-face or phone) is required. Additional application requirements include a personal statement detailing the applicant reasons for applying to the RCCM program  and three professional letters of reference.


Master of Science in Education in Middle Grades Education

Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
The applicant should follow instructions for General Requirements for Admission to Graduate Study as shown above.

Applicant must:
Have a T-4 teaching certificate or be eligible for one;
Have a 2.7 GPA
Have passed the GACE Basic Skills Assessment and GACE Content area Assessment;
Have a clear background check;
Have an acceptable interview;
Have membership in a professional organization;
Have proof of liability insurance;
Submit 3 strong letters of recommendation describing student’s academic potential for graduate study or recommendation forms.
Recommendation forms available from coordinator.


Master of Science in Education in School Counselor Education

Applicants interested in the obtaining a Master’s of Science in Education Degree in School Counselor Education should submit the Graduate Student application to the Graduate Studies and Extended Education office. Additional application materials:

1). Have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution,
2). possess a GPA of 2.5 or better,
3). Submit three letters of recommendation or recommendation forms,
4). A resume
5). A personal statement should be included which highlights your achievements and what you bring to the school counseling profession.

Note: Candidates must also pass the GACE program admissions assessments in reading, math, and writing, and take the GACE ethics entry assessment before admission to the program. This is a requirement from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC).

International Students Graduate Admissions Requirements. In addition to the above requirements, the students whose native language is not English will be required to take the TOEFL and pass the test with a score of 500 or the IELTS and pass with a 6.0.


Master of Science in Education, Early Childhood/Special Education

Applicants must possess an undergraduate or graduate degree in history or a related field from a regionally accredited institution.
The applicant should follow instructions for General Requirements for Admission to Graduate Study as shown above.

Applicant must:
Have a T-4 teaching certificate or be eligible for one;
Have a 2.7 & above GPA
Have passed the GACE Basic Skills Assessment and content Area GACE;
Have a clear background check;
Have an acceptable interview;
Have membership in a professional organization;
Have proof of liability insurance;
Submit 3 strong letters of recommendation describing student’s academic potential for graduate study.
Recommendation forms available from coordinator.


Education Specialist in School Counselor Education

Applicants must possess a graduate degree in a related counseling field from a regionally accredited institution. The applicant should follow instructions for General Requirements for Admission to Graduate Study as shown above.

Other requirements:

  • Have an S-5 certificate in School Counseling in the State of Georgia or be eligible for an S-5 in the State of Georgia.
  • It is preferred that applicants are working as a professional helper in a school, e.g., school counselor, graduation coach, or social worker.
  • During their first semester in the program, candidates will need to have a clear background check.
  • Membership in a professional organization, and proof of liability insurance.

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