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The application to masters' degree programs in Graduate Studies
in Education requires evidence to support your interest in the program,
the benefit that this program will be to you, and your qualifications
to do graduate level work. Please read each item below carefully as you
prepare your application packet.
- Prerequisites for applying to the program:
- Completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited
college or university.
- Minimum undergraduate or graduate G.P.A of 3.0;
(2.7 for conditional admission) overall or in final 30 semester hours
- General Information -- Complete and/or submit
each of the following:
- Whitworth Application for Admission (enclosed).
- Character and Fitness Supplement
- Two professional recommendations
(one from a supervisor) using enclosed forms.
- Official transcripts
from each college or university attended sent directly to GSE office.
- $35 non-refundable
- Your current résumé
- Evidence to Support Your Interest in the Program
- Complete each of the following:
- A typed, one-two page statement describing (1) why you are interested
in the master’s degree, (2) how this degree will be of benefit
to you in your professional role and (3) what you believe you would
contribute as a member of the student body of graduate students at
- A typed, signed letter from a supervisor or other appropriate
person that supports your participation in the program and its benefits
you professionally. (This is not a confidential recommendation).
- Evidence to Support Your Professional Preparation for the Program - Complete one of the following:
- Submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general test scores. (Generally,
25th percentile or higher.)
- Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores that demonstrate
a level of achievement appropriate for graduate level work. (Generally,
25th percentile or higher.)
- Submit a statement with documenting evidence from
three or more sources that supports your ability for success in graduate
should address general verbal and mathematical ability, written
communication and critical thinking. The statement may include previous
in graduate-level courses, additional recommendations from one
or more supervisors or former instructors addressing your academic
evidence of success in current work, evidence of high level of
achievement in undergraduate program, or other appropriate indicators.)
- Admission Decision:
- An admissions committee will evaluate all material that is submitted,
and a decision will be made regarding your admission. Additional documentation
may be requested.
- The admissions committee may request an interview
- When the Admissions Committee reaches a decision, you will
receive a letter that details the decision of the admissions committee.
may be granted unconditionally or conditionally. If conditional
acceptance is granted, the conditions will be explained in the acceptance
- After admission to Graduate Studies in Education, additional
screenings and assessments of candidates may be administered
in specific programs.