General Requirements for Graduate Admission

5020.1 General Policy

Applicants must submit official documentation as evidence of meeting the following Graduate School admission requirements.  Programs that wish to partner with outside entities to handle official documentation must submit a request to do so to the Graduate School. Such requests must be approved by both the Graduate Council and the Graduate School Dean.  Programs may have requirements over and above those of the Graduate School.

  1. Completion of a bachelor’s degree program at an appropriately accredited academic institution or at an academic institution with high academic standards deemed appropriate and acceptable by the Wright State academic program to which the student is applying.
  2. Academic preparation for the declared field of study that is acceptable to the graduate program concerned (degree program candidates).
  3. Proof that the applicant has the minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) established by the Graduate School for an admission category.

In addition to the Graduate School requirements supplementary documentation may be required by a graduate degree program.

Students having master's or other advanced degrees, or who have previously completed 12 quarter or 9 semester credit hours at the graduate level with an overall graduate grade point average of 3.0, from an appropriately accredited academic institution or an academic institution with high academic standards deemed appropriate and acceptable by the Wright State academic program to which the student is applying may be admitted into Wright State graduate programs in regular status regardless of their undergraduate grade point averages provided the appropriate academic departments or programs recommend them for admission.