Admission Requirements for the MASS Program

Admission Requirement Information
The MASS Program seeks diligent, serious, and hardworking students with a broad range of experiences, strong commitment to academic excellence, and commitment to public service. Selection for admission is based on a thorough evaluation of all factors in the applicant’s file. These factors include:
  • A “B” average in the last 60 semester hours of coursework
  • GRE Score
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Academic honors and personal achievements
  • Work experience
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Evidence of applicant’s motivation, character, and fitness for the program

The MASS Program reserves the right to admit or deny students based on the holistic assessment of each applicant.

In addition to submitting an application for admission, each student must also submit:

  • Three (3) signed letters of recommendation;
  • Biographical Sketch (Personal Statement) - 1,000 word minimum;
  • Resume;
  • GRE scores (required for admission)

Admitted students may receive credit for up to six (6) graduate semester hours of transferred courses from another institution. The Coordinator of the M.A.S.S. Program will determine all approved transferred credit hours.

Note: A cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be maintained regardless of course/ credit hour load. A student may not earn more than two (2) C’s, otherwise, the student will be dropped from the program. All students must take the GRE before they will be able to enroll in classes.