ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ALL STUDENTS

The basic requirements to apply to our programs consist of the following:

1. A baccalaureate or a professional degree earned from a department of approved standing and granted by an accredited College or University.

2. A grade point average of "3.0" (on the basis of the 4.00 grading system) earned in the previous degree(s).

3. Three recommendation letters forwarded directly to the Graduate School of Tuskegee University.

4. A complete online application 5. Scores for the GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE – required only for PhD applicants, both domestic and international)

6. Certificate of complete financial support during the program (includes: Tuition / Fees / Living Expenses)

7. Approval of the Graduate Student Status (Please see the three different statuses below) by the Graduate Studies Committee at the College level

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

8. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores

9. WES (World Education Services) scores

* Specific scores for the GRE will be assigned by the graduate committee of the student and the major advisor. The scores must be less than five years old.

CLASSIFICATION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS

I. REGULAR GRADUATE STATUS

A regular graduate student is the one who is fully approved to work toward a graduate degree at Tuskegee University and has an advisor and a graduate committee to outline his / her program of study. The student does not have any of the deficiencies listed below in the conditional graduate status

II. CONDITIONAL GRADUATE STATUS

A student who has

1. A deficiency in any of the admission requirements as assigned by the graduate admission committee of the College

2. A deficiency in any of the curricular requirements of the student as assigned by the major advisor and his / her graduate committee

3. A cumulative grade point average of less than 2.85

If a conditional graduate student does not achieve full graduate status after the completion of nine semester credit hours of graduate-level courses (with minimum grade point average of 2.85) the student losses his / her admission to the graduate program. Once the above three deficiencies are corrected the student can apply for a change in status according to the rules and regulations stated in the graduate handbook. All deficiencies must be corrected before granting regular graduate status.

III. PROVISIONAL GRADUATE STATUS

An undergraduate student who has less than 15 semester credit hours to complete his / her baccalaureate degree and a cumulative grade point average no less than 3.0 can be admitted to the graduate program provisionally. This student may enroll in no more than six semester credit hours of graduate courses – the 500 level courses. Approval by the course instructor, the Department Chairperson, the College Dean and the Dean of Graduate Programs must be obtained before registering for courses.