Graduate Admissions Requirements
Graduate Admissions Process
Applicants to the graduate programs must submit the following:
- A graduate application.
- An official transcript with a conferred bachelor’s degree in a related field. Bachelor’s degree can be in any field, not necessarily a related field. (See Chart Below for Details)
- An official graduate degree transcript will be acceptable in lieu of a bachelor’s degree transcript.
- Students are encouraged to complete the Professional College Advisory Session and have a telephone interview with their admissions advisor. In some instances, a video interview may be required.
In addition to the above requirements, applicants with an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher must provide:
- One letter of recommendation required, 2 suggested.
In addition to the above requirements, applicants with an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of less than 3.00 must provide:
- One letter of recommendation required, 2 suggested.
- A personal statement.
- Permission from the Dean.
Program specific prerequisites:
|Program Name||Program Specific Requirements|
Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in a business-related degree. A student with a Bachelor of Science in a non-business field must take BUS502 Foundations in Business or four undergraduate prerequisite courses – ACC111, ECO201, FIN201 and LAW204. Students with a Bachelor of Science in a business field receive a waiver for BUS502. Please contact a Graduate Admissions Representative for details.
Master of Business Administration in Healthcare follows the program specific requirements under “American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences Admission Requirements”
Master of Science Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting or a Bachelor of Science in a non-accounting field and the successful completion of 3 semester credits in Financial or Managerial Accounting. Students interested in becoming a CPA, please contact a graduate Admissions Advisor for details.
Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services
For applicants with an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher, one year of full-time work and/or volunteer experience. For applicants with an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.50-2.99, three years or more of full-time experience. For applicants with an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.00-2.49, five years or more of full-time experience.
In addition to the requirements stated above, the programs listed in the chart below have additional experiential admissions requirements. Post University feels strongly that students possessing real world experience elevate course and program dialogue and lead to a more meaningful learning experience. Relevant experience encompasses anything from part- or full-time employment to internships, research projects, and publications. Applicants with less work experience, but otherwise exceptional applications will receive consideration for admission. Students must provide resumes, transcripts, or other acceptable documentation to support the experiential requirements. Your Admissions Advisor will provide additional information on the types of experiential experiences that are acceptable.
Students pursuing the following enrollments must speak with a credentialing specialist and sign a disclosure (for MSA students- Texas residents only) prior to matriculation:
- Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)
- Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners
- Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services
- Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling1
- Graduate Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counseling
- Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling
1Federal Financial Aid is not offered to students in this program.
|Program Name||Years of Experience|
|Master of Business Administration||Three Years|
|Master of Science in Project Management||Three Years|
|Master of Science Accounting||None|
|Master of Public Administration||Three Years|
|Master of Education||One Year|
|Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership||One Year|
|Master of Science in Counseling and Human Science||One Year|
|Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling1||One Year|
|Master of Science in Gaming and Esports Management1||Three Years|
1Federal financial aid is not offered to students in this program.
Applicants to a graduate certificate program must meet and maintain the same admissions criteria appropriate to the program of study that grants the certificate with the exception to the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Certificate. IPC Certificate applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a healthcare-related field (public health, nursing, dietetics, microbiology etc.) with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale), as shown on the applicant’s college transcript. IPC Certificate students must meet all other admission requirements stated in the Master of Science Nursing admissions requirements except for the degree requirements and the RN License requirement. The Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling requires students to have already earned 21 graduate credits.
Applicants may not transfer any credits into a certificate program.
Applicants applying to any of the counseling programs, the TELL certificate, or Texas students applying to the Master of Science in Accounting must speak to a Credentialing Specialist and sign a disclaimer.
Alternative Credit Options
Post University provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate college-level proficiency in certain subjects where learning has occurred in non-traditional ways, such as advanced placement courses, on-the-job training, standardized examinations, or work experience. Learn more about the Alternative Credit Options
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