Admissions Requirements and Policies
Admission to a graduate degree program at Park University is officially granted by the Graduate School. Each academic program may establish admission standards higher than the minimum standards established by the Graduate School, but no applicant who fails to meet the minimum standards may be admitted for Graduate Studies at Park University. Any exception to this policy must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies and such exception will be made only under rare circumstances on the basis of clear evidence that she or he is capable of successfully completing the program.
General Admissions Requirements
- Each applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited United States institution of higher learning or four years of equivalent full-time college work from an accredited foreign institution.
- The minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) required for admission is 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Individual programs may require appropriate entrance test scores such as the GRE. Although entrance test scores by themselves do not constitute the sole or final criterion for granting or denying admission to any student, each program that uses test scores will consider them, in combination with other criteria, as an essential part of the requirements for granting full admission.
- Applicants who hold a master's degree are not required to submit scores on GRE.
- Admission may be withdrawn if it was granted on the basis of substantially incorrect information or on the omission of relevant facts, which, if known at the time of the admission, would have resulted in denial. In order to complete the application process, applicants must submit to the Graduate School the following documents unless otherwise indicated by policy:
- An application for graduate admission.
- An application fee.
- An official transcript of the bachelor's degree sent to the Graduate School by the issuing institution.
- An official record of the score on the aptitude portions of the GRE, when required, sent directly to the Graduate School by the testing agency.
- Please check the Degree Programs web page for additional admissions information relevant to your specific area of interest.