Admissions

Admission Requirements: Graduate

Earning your graduate degree is an important step toward achieving your education and career goals, and Grantham is delighted to help you reach this significant milestone. We are committed to delivering an exceptional student experience, beginning with a smooth and hassle-free enrollment process.

The following provides basic information you need to know for admittance into your program of choice:

GPA Minimum

You are required to have a baccalaureate, masters or first-level professional degree with a cumulative GPA ≥ 2.5 from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or foreign equivalent.

Official transcripts showing proof of degree must be received by the Registrar’s office within the first term of enrollment. Students whose official domestic transcripts are not received within the first term of enrollment will not be allowed to start additional courses until official transcripts are received. Official foreign equivalent transcripts and qualifying agency evaluations must be received prior to start.

A student may send copies of transcripts or documents for the evaluation. However, Grantham requires proof of graduation in the form of an official transcript confirming an earned baccalaureate, master’s or first-level professional degree from an institution of higher learning accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Prospective students that provide false or altered admissions documentation to include transcripts for potential transfer credit will be denied admission to Grantham with no chance for future enrollment. Any pending financial aid will be reviewed and disposition determined.

If you do not meet the 2.5 GPA minimum, you may file a request for GPA waiver for admission to a graduate program. The Dean or Chair of the respective college or program within the University will consider admission on a case-by-case basis. If you choose not to request a GPA waiver or if your waiver request is not accepted, you may request admission as a non-degree student.

You may take two graduate courses, provided you meet the other admission requirements. The courses may be taken concurrently or separately as long as you maintain continuous enrollment and achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher after completing both courses. Upon successful completion of the two graduate courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, you may apply for admission to a graduate degree program. If you do not meet the cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher after completing two graduate courses, you may apply for a GPA waiver if one has not been requested; otherwise, you will be dismissed from the University and may not reapply for a period of six months.

Prior to your admission to Grantham University as a graduate student, we recommend (not required) that you satisfy all major-related undergraduate competencies. See the Graduate Degree Programs section in the University Catalog for the recommended courses containing content that addresses these competencies. Recommended competencies are provided to help ensure student success in graduate programs.

Documentation

We require the following documentation prior to the evaluation process, as appropriate to your situation:

  • A copy of all college/university transcripts
  • Employer course certificates with description of course content and class hours
  • Joint Services Transcript (JST), Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES/ DSST) transcript, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) score, Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript and/or other military transcripts.

You may send copies of transcripts or documents for the evaluation. However, Grantham requires proof of graduation in the form of an official transcript that confirms an earned baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher learning accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

No standardized tests (e.g., GRE or GMAT) are required for admission to the MBA, MS or MHA degree programs.

Residency Requirement

The student must successfully complete at least 50 percent (50%) of courses in the enrolled degree program at Grantham to earn a master’s degree. No more than six (6) courses from one completed Grantham master’s degree program may be applied to the completion of a second master’s program. Students completing one master’s program at Grantham will not be enrolled into a second or subsequent master’s program where more than six (6) courses in the second or subsequent program are identical to the completed master’s program(s). Credit for a completed capstone course(s) in one graduate degree program will not be applied to a second or subsequent graduate degree program; students will be required to complete a capstone course while enrolled in the second or subsequent graduate degree program.

The student may not transfer in any credit hours and must complete all required courses at Grantham in the following graduate-level certificate programs:

  • Project Management (Graduate)
  • Human Resources (Graduate)

To enroll in Grantham’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, please see the MSN admission requirements.

Enroll Now!

Get started on your journey to academic and career success! Simply complete our online admission application, or call Grantham University today at (888) 947-2684. An admissions representative will gladly help you choose the master’s degree program right for you, explore student financial assistance opportunities, and begin the college admission process.

To learn more, fill out the form and an admissions representative will contact you. You may also receive emails about our degree programs, tuition options, and, if applicable, enrollment process.