Applicants for admission to the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions must have attained an undergraduate cumulative average of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Students whose undergraduate grade point average is less than 2.75 may be admitted if a score of 396 or higher is achieved on the Miller Analogies test (MAT) or scaled minimum scores of 430 and 490 on the verbal and analytical ability sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and submit an official transcript from that institution and three references from qualified professionals in the field. Students seeking admission to the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions are permitted to enroll for no more than six semester hours prior to being admitted. The six semester hours can be taken in different semesters. Hours completed in excess of six may not be accepted toward completion of degree requirements.
If you have questions on either policy, contact the Office of Graduate Education Programs, Ms. Gina Seiter, at (937) 229-3103 or 1-800-259-8710, extension #7.
The Department of Counselor Education and Human Services Applicants: The Department of Counselor Education has a separate admission procedure for students applying to programs in that department.
School of Education Program Policies
- Students have one year to complete the application process as applications are kept on file for one year from the time the application is submitted by the student.
- Students have seven (7) years from the time of acceptance to complete their master’s degree program, and courses five (5) years or older at the time of acceptance may not be counted toward the completion of the degree.
- Before being officially accepted into a graduate program, students may enroll for no more than six (6) semester hours. Hours in excess of the six (6) may not be accepted toward the completion of the degree.
- No more than six (6) semester hours of workshop/seminar credit may be applied toward a graduate degree.
- The maximum course load permitted for any graduate student who is fully employed is six (6) semester hours during the fall, spring and first summer session terms.
Applications can be submitted online at www.udayton.edu/apply/graduate.php#3
Transcripts, recommendation statements, and test scores (if applicable) should to be mailed to:
Graduate Applications and Records Office
University of Dayton
300 College Park Drive
Dayton, OH 45469-1619
NOTE: When you receive your letter of acceptance, be sure to return to the admission page to confirm your admission.