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Graduate Admission Requirements and Procedures

All communications regarding entrance to the graduate program at Belhaven University should be addressed to the Admission Office of Adult and Graduate Studies at the appropriate campus. Eligibility for admission will be determined when the application, application fee, transcripts, and applicable test scores have been received by the University.

Master of Business Administration Admission Requirements

Regular Admission

Conditional Admission

Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the M.B.A. program, may be admitted on a conditional basis using the following criteria:

Provisional Admission

Students who provide unofficial documentation (such as transcripts) but are missing official documentation may be admitted provisionally. These students will be given thirty days from the beginning date of the first course to provide official documentation to Adult Studies or risk being removed from class. A student cannot be certified for financial aid until he/she is officially admitted to the University.

 

Master of Public Administration Admission Requirements

Regular Admission

Conditional Admission

Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the M.P.A. program, may be admitted probationally based on the following criteria:

Students admitted probationally to the M.P.A. program must earn a 3.00 grade point average on the first nine semester hours of graduate work in order to continue the program.

 

Master of Science in Leadership Admission Requirements

Regular Admission

Conditional Admission

Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the M.S.L. program, may be admitted conditionally based on the following criteria:

Students admitted conditionally to the M.S.L. program must earn a 3.00 grade point average on the first nine semester hours of graduate work in order to continue the program.

 

Master of Fine Arts in Dance

Regular Admission
The following are required at the time of application:

  1. Completed application for admission and $25 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Submit official transcripts from college or university attended (undergraduate degree in dance or related area with a min. 2.8 GPA overall and a min. 3.0 GPA in Dance studies).
  3. 300-500 word letter of intent to undertake graduate study.
  4. Two letters of recommendation (one academic and one dance-related).
  5. A professional resume which demonstrates a minimum of two years of significant full-time work experience.
  6. A writing sample (no more than 15 pages) which demonstrates analytical and verbal ability, preferably related to the field of dance.
  7. A choreographic and/or performance sample from the last five years, 10-15 minutes, in DVD format.
  8. Personal interview with the chair of the dance department and the director of MFA in Dance program.
  9. Audition in person for the chair of the dance department and dance faculty for admission to the program.

 

Graduate Teacher Education Admission Requirements

Degree-seeking Application Process

Master of Arts in Teaching (Not offered in Tennessee)

Master of Education and Master of Education in Reading Literacy

Non-degree seeking, Special Student Application Process

NOTE: Only 12 hours taken as a non-degree student may be applied toward a degree.

A student whose study at Belhaven University has been interrupted for three or more consecutive semesters must apply for readmission. The requirements for degrees in effect at the time of readmission must be completed. Any student suspended for academic reasons may be readmitted only upon the recommendation of the Graduate Teacher Education Council.