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2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin
Appalachian State University
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

Summary of Programs for which a Standardized Admissions Exam May Be Waived


It is strongly suggested that you contact the Program Director of the program to which you are applying to confirm your eligibility for the waiver. Applications missing a standardized exam score and without a program approved waiver will not be considered for admission.

Categories of Applicants with a 3.0 GPA or Better for Which the Standardized Exam Requirement May be Waived Alternative Admissions Requirement in Lieu of the Exam
Applicants currently in an ASU Accelerated Master’s program. Every graduate-level course completed as an Accelerated student must have at least a “B” grade (3.00 GPA)
Applicants who within the last five years have successfully completed at least 9 credit hours of courses in an ASU Graduate Certificate that has been pre-determined as appropriate for the degree. Every graduate-level course taken within the certificate must have at least a “B” grade (3.00 GPA)
Applicants who within the last five years have completed a master’s or doctoral degree in a related discipline may be waived from the standardized exam requirement. Successful completion of a master’s or doctoral program in a related discipline with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 in the graduate program.

 

Specific Graduate Degree Programs for Which the Standardized Exam Requirement May be Waived for Applicants with a 3.0 GPA or Better

Alternative Requirement for Admissions in Lieu of the Exam

Education Specialist (EdS) in Higher Education Program Five or more years of professional work experience.
Master of Arts (MA) in Higher Education Program Five or more years of professional work experience.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program Five or more years of full-time, professional post-baccalaureate work or military experience.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program Completion of a graduate certificate in Business Analytics at Appalachian State University with a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program Five or more years of paid full-time work experience of which three or more are in a healthcare setting.
Master of Library Science (MLS) Program An undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or higher
Master of Library Science (MLS) Program Five or more years experience in a public library or a school with a supporting letter of recommendation from a supervisor.
Master of Music (MM) in Performance Program Extensive audition and interview process
Master of Music Therapy (MMT) Program Extensive audition, questionnaire, and interview process
Master of Music Therapy (MMT) Program An undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or higher
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program An undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or higher (cumulative GPA or last 60 hours)
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program Completion of 9 credit hours of graduate coursework at Appalachian State University or other accredited institution, with a grade of “B” or better, within the last 5 years.
Master of Science (MS) in Applied Data Analytics Program Five or more years of full-time, professional post-baccalaureate work or military experience.
Master of Science (MS) in Applied Data Analytics Program Completion of a graduate certificate in Business Analytics at Appalachian State University with a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Master of Science (MS) in Engineering Physics Program A “B” average in core undergraduate Mathematics and Physics courses.