Admission Requirements

Men and women graduates of approved colleges or universities who hold a bachelor’s degree are eligible for admission. Applicants must have had adequate undergraduate preparation in their proposed fields of study and must show satisfactory promise for pursuing higher studies.

The Education Department accepts into its graduate program applicants who can present undergraduate records showing them capable of meeting the standards of graduate work. An applicant:

  1. Must hold a teacher’s certificate or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (at least state accreditation), unless specific exceptions are granted by the Director of graduate education.
  2. Must have attained an undergraduate quality point average of at least 2.5 of a possible 4.0.

An exception to the latter requirement may be made if the recommendation is endorsed by the Graduate Committee (see page 55). If the exception is granted, the applicant will be placed on conditional status, pending the successful completion of approximately 9 to 12 hours.

All applicants must submit references from qualified professionals in appropriate fields.

An applicant who is NOT a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville must submit complete OFFICIAL transcripts (i.e., the transcript MUST be stamped with the seal of the institution and not marked as “Issued to Student”) of all previous college studies. These transcripts should be sent directly to the Director of graduate education from the degree-granting institution.

Admission to graduate study on a regular, special, or conditional status does not imply admission to candidacy for a degree.