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  • Admissions

Master of Science in Counseling & Student Affairs

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  • Graduate Admission

    Thank you for your interest in graduate studies at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Effective August 1, 2014, all applicants for graduate admission will be utilizing the new online graduate admission system, developed by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU). This system will provide applicants with a totally online process. The Graduate Studies Office anticipates that the only items that will need to be processed outside of this online system are transcripts and official test scores. Features of this system include:

    • Submit online application
    • Pay your application fee online
    • Upload required program documents
    • Upload essays, resume, letter of intent
    • Send your references a link via email and your completed reference will automatically be uploaded to your application file
    • Applicants will have the ability to monitor their own progress

     

    Graduate Application Deadlines and Review

    • Only complete applications are reviewed
    • Programs with priority and firm deadlines
      • All application materials must be received prior to the posted deadline 
      • Counseling and Student Affairs, priority deadline for Spring 2015 is September 15, 2014
      • Counseling and Student Affairs, priority deadline for Fall 2015 is February 15, 2015
      • School Psychology, priority deadline for Fall 2015 is February 15, 2015
      • Speech-Language Pathology, firm deadline for Fall 2015 is February 1, 2015
       
    • Applications to all other degree programs, certificates/licensures, and non-degree requests have the following deadlines: 
      • Fall 2014 Semester deadline is August 15, 2014
      • Spring 2015 Semester deadline is December 12, 2014
      • Summer 2015 deadline is May 8, 2015
       

     

    Degree Program Admission

    Admission to a graduate degree is considered only after all required application materials have been received and reviewed. Incomplete files are not reviewed. Upon receipt of the completed application, including all required materials, the file is forwarded to the program for review. The program reviews all complete files for admission or denial based on the program requirements and returns the file to the Graduate Studies Office. A formal acceptance or denial is sent to the applicant by the Dean of Graduate Studies with copies to the Program Coordinator.

    The following admission categories will be used by the Graduate School:

    Full Standing
    This status is used when all program admission requirements are fully met.

    Provisional
    This status is used when students show potential for success in a graduate program. The graduate program coordinator and the Dean of Graduate Studies determine the specific provisions that must be met by the student before full standing can be granted.

    Denial
    This status is used when students do not meet the program admission requirements.

     

     

    Graduate Certificate and Licensure Admission 

    Admission to a graduate certificate or licensure option is considered only after all required application materials have been received and reviewed. Incomplete files are not reviewed. Upon receipt of the completed application including all required materials, the file is forwarded to the program for review. The program reviews all complete files for admission or denial based on the program requirements and returns the file to the Graduate Studies Office. A formal acceptance or denial is sent to the applicant by the Dean of Graduate Studies with copies to the Program Coordinator.

    The following admission categories will be used by the Graduate School:

    Full Standing
    This status is used when all program admission requirements are fully met.

    Provisional
    This status is used when students show potential for success in a graduate program. The graduate program coordinator and the Dean of Graduate Studies determine the specific provisions that must be met by the student before full standing can be granted.

    Denial
    This status is used when students do not meet the program admission requirements. 

     

    Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements

    Instructional Coaching and Leadership

    1. Online graduate application  
    2. $20 application fee for first time MSUM applicants
    3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    4. Baccalaureate degree in Education from an accredited institution
    5. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or at least 3.25 for last 30 semester credits
    6. 250-300 word essay on educational philosophy and professional goals
    7. Minimum of 1 year documented teaching experience or comparable human service experience
     

    Kodaly

    1. Online graduate application  
    2. $20 application fee for first time MSUM applicants
    3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    4. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
    5. Undergraduate GPA of 2.75

    Nurse Educator (NED)

    1. Online graduate application  
    2. $20 application fee for first time MSUM applicants
    3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    4. BS or BA in Nursing from a NLN or CCNE accredited university
    5. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or at least 3.25 for last 30 semester credits
    6. Nursing Application Form
    7. Documentation of current unencumbered RN license in U.S.
    8. 500 word essay on professional experience and future professional goals
    9. Three recommendations; 2 professional, 1 personal
     

    Nursing Administration and Organizational Systems in Leadership (NAOSL)

    1. Online graduate application  
    2. $20 application fee for first time MSUM applicants
    3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    4. BS or BA in Nursing from a NLN or CCNE accredited university
    5. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or at least 3.25 for last 30 semester credits
    6. Nursing Application Form
    7. Documentation of current unencumbered RN license in U.S.
    8. 500 word essay on professional experience and future professional goals
    9. Three recommendations; 2 professional, 1 personal
     

    Professional Counseling

    1.  Online graduate application  
    2. $20 application fee for first time MSUM applicants
    3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    4. Master's degreefrom an accredited institution
    5. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or at least 3.25 for last 30 semester credits

    School Counseling

    1. Online graduate application  
    2. $20 application fee for first time MSUM applicants
    3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    4. Master's degreefrom an accredited institution
    5. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or at least 3.25 for last 30 semester credits

    Teaching English as a Secnd Languazge (TESL)

    1. Online graduate application  
    2. $20 application fee for first time MSUM applicants
    3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    4. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution; no specific major is required
    5. Undergraduate GPA of 2.75
    6. Teaching English as a Second Language Application Form
     

     

    Graduate Licensure Admission Requirements

    Special Education Licensure Options 
    Developmental Disablities, Early Childhood Special Education, Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Learning Disabilities,  Physical and Health Disabilities

    1. Online graduate application  
    2. $20 application fee for first time MSUM applicants
    3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    4. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution; no specific major required
    5. Undergraduate GPA of 2.75
    6. Special Education Application Form
    7. Copy of Minnesota Teaching License
     

    Graduate Admissions Testing

    The following Graduate Programs at Minnesota State University Moorhead require scores on graduate admissions tests prior to reviewing applications for admission.
     
    Master of Business Administration
    Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).  Required of all applicants; preferred minimum score of 500; only official scores are accepted; no more than five years old.
     
    Master of Business Administration with Health Care Management 
    Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).  Required of all applicants; preferred minimum score of 500; only official scores are accepted; no more than five years old. 

    Master of Science, Accounting and Finance
    Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). All applicants that do not meet the 3.0 GPA admission requirement must take the GMAT and earn a score of at least 550 to be considered for a provisional admission; only official scores are accepted; no more than five years old. 

    Master of Science, School Psychology
    Graduate Record Examination (GRE Test). Verbal and quantitative portions combined score of 300 is recommended; only official scores are accepted; no more than five years old.

    Master of Science, Speech-Language Pathology
    Graduate Record Examination (GRE Test).  Only official scores are accepted; no more than five years old.
      

     

    Testing Schedule


    Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

    Test takers should be aware of the country specific scheduling requirements for the GMAT exam. Students may register for the GMAT exam online, by phone, by mail, or by fax. Information on registering for the test and the location of testing centers can be viewed online at http://www.mba.com/. Available time slots change continuously based on capacity and ongoing registration.

    GMAT testing is available at the following testing cite in Fargo, North Dakota. The fee for the test is $250.00. Contact information for the testing cite:

    Pearson Professional Centers
    3170 43rd St. S.
    Fargo, N D  58104
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    01-281-6127 
      

    Graduate Record Exam (GRE) 

    The GRE Information and Registration Bulletin for the 2012-13 testing year provides information about the GRE test, the policies and procedures for taking the test, and GRE services and publications. This booklet, information on registering for the test and the location of testing centers can be viewed online at http:www.ets.org/gre.

    The computerized GRE General Test is available at the following testing cite.  The fee for the test is $175.00  More information on how to pay and scheduling can be found online at http://www.gre.org. Alternate foreign and U.S. testing centers are listed on the GRE website. Contact information for the testing cite:

    Prometric Testing Center
    901 28th St. S.
    Fargo, ND  58103
    701-356-9000