Graduate

Applications for the graduate programs are available at post.edu/apply. The completed application, along with a completed, signed and submitted Post University Transcript Request Form to authorize Post University’s Office of Admissions to request your transcripts from these institutions, must be provided. The form must list full names and addresses of all previously completed college- or university-level work and both documents must be submitted to the Post University Office of Admissions. In addition to submitting the application and transcript request, applicants must provide additional evidence of admissibility including an updated résumé, and at least two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s ability to undertake and complete graduate work. Note: Applicants submitting an electronic application must submit letters of recommendation via mail.

Application materials should be mailed to:
Post University Graduate Admissions
800 Country Club Road
Post Office Box 2540
Waterbury, CT 06723-2540

 Acceptance and Matriculation

To matriculate at Post University means that a student is degree-seeking. Students can enroll in six credits as non-matriculated students. To be considered a matriculated graduate online or regional location student at Post University, a student must have:

  • Completed a graduate application

  • Submitted a completed and signed Post University Transcript Request Form

  • Attained an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or above. (For exceptions to this requirement, see Acceptance with Conditions and Matriculation

  • Provided two letters of recommendation from academics or professionals attesting to the applicant’s ability to undertake and complete graduate work or such other certifications or documentation as determined by the Dean or Program Director ofthe program to which the students applying.

    • For the MSA, an essay describing interest in obtaining an MSA from Post University

  • Submit a current résumé indicating minimum work experience/prerequisites as follows:

    • 3-5 years of relevant full-time work experience for the MBA or MPA Program

    • 1-3 years of relevant full-time work experience for the M.Ed. Program

    • 1 year of relevant full-time work or volunteer experience for the MSHSV Program

    • For the MSA Program, students who did not acquire an undergraduate degree in Accounting from an accredited academic institution must complete eight prerequisite undergraduate courses (24 credits) before beginning the 30-credit MSA program:
      ACC111 Financial Accounting
      ACC211 Managerial Accounting
      ACC303 Intermediate Accounting I
      ACC330 Federal Income Tax ACC340 Intermediate Accounting
      ACC430 Accounting Information Systems
      ACC440 Auditing ACC450 Advanced Accounting

Once admitted to a graduate degree program, the student is matriculated in that particular program of study. Once the student is matriculated, all course work must be taken at Post University. Credits earned at another institution will not be accepted toward the graduate degree program.

 

Acceptance with Conditions and Matriculation

For those students who do not meet the Standard Acceptance and Matriculation criteria, the following standard applies:

For students with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 but above 2.5:

  • Submit the same materials as listed in Standard Acceptance and Matriculation.

  • Once accepted, receive a 3.00 (B) grade or better for both of the first two courses taken in the graduate program. If a 3.00 or better is not achieved in both of the first two courses taken in the program, the student will be dismissed from the program

  • Meet or exceed the years of progressive/diverse work experience (see table below; preference given to those in a supervisory or management role).

  • Submit a resume documenting career accomplishments and employment record.

  • For MSHSV students, submit a writing sample that meets the requirements specified by the Program Director.

For students with undergraduate GPAs below a 2.50:

  • Meet or exceed the years of progressive/diverse work experience (see table below).

  • Submit everything from the Standard Acceptance and Matriculation and Acceptance with Conditions and Matriculation criteria

  • For all degree applicants, submit a writing sample that meets the requirements specified by the Program Director/Manager.

Program 2.5-2.99 GPA 2.0-2.49 GPA
MBA 7-10 Years
15 Years (3 years of
management experience)
MSA7-10 Years 15 Years (3 years of
management experience)
 M.Ed. 3-5 Years  5+Years
 MPA  7-10 Years 10+Years
 MSHSV 3 Years 5+ Years
 MSHEA 3-5 Years 5+ Years

The student must maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA to attain admission to degree status. If the student fails to achieve a 3.00 GPA in the first two courses taken, then the conditional acceptance is revoked. Denial through Conditional Acceptance is not subject to appeal.

Non-Matriculated Students
Students who are not enrolled in a program of study (i.e. degree and certificate programs) are considered non-matriculated students and are limited to taking no more than two courses.

Policy on Accepting Portfolio, Life Experience, and Undergraduate Credit

Post University Graduate Programs do not accept portfolio and/or life experience for credit. Undergraduate coursework will not be considered for graduate-level credit.

Admissions Appeals

Applicants who are denied admissions to the graduate program may request a review of this decision. Such requests must be made in writing to the program director and should include additional academic information. Depending upon the nature of the appeal, the director will consult with the Graduate Studies Committee for a final decision determination.

Admission to Certificate Programs

Students applying for a graduate certificate program must meet the same admission criteria appropriate to the program of study which grants the certificate (see Acceptance with Conditions and Matriculation section).

Students may not transfer any credits into a certificate program.

Once admitted into a certificate program, the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA to receive the certificate.

Certificate students must participate in the appropriate Graduate School orientation program upon acceptance into that program.

Should the student decide to enter the full degree program (either while in the certificate program, or upon completion of the certificate program) the student will need to initiate a transfer process by contacting his/her academic success counselor.

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