Graduate Admissions Requirements

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.

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Minimum CumulativeGPA ≥ 2.5

GPA Minimum

Admittance to a masters-level program requires a student to possess a baccalaureate, masters or first-level ...

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GPA Minimum

Admittance to a masters-level program requires a student to possess 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 a baccalaureate, masters or first-level professional degree must be received by the Registrar’s office no later than the 49th day of the first term of enrollment.

Students will be classified as conditionally enrolled until the following provision has been met: official proof of 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 has been received by the university. Appropriate documentation must be received and verified by the Registrar’s office by the 49th day of the first term. If such proof is not received, students will be removed from their current terms as well as future terms and no charges will be incurred.

Enrollment with non-matriculating status is limited to course attempts totaling nine semester credit hours.

GPA WaiverCumulative GPA < 2.5

Filing for GPA Waiver

If the 2.5 GPA minimum is not met, the prospective graduate student may file a request for GPA waiver ...

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Filing for GPA Waiver

If the 2.5 GPA minimum is not met, the prospective graduate student 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. A prospective student who chooses not to request a GPA waiver or whose waiver request is not accepted
may request admission as a non-degree student. The student may take two graduate courses, provided the student meets all other admission requirements. The courses may be taken concurrently or
separately as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment and achieves a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher after completing both courses. Upon successful completion of the two graduate courses with the minimum cumulative GPA, the student may apply for admission to a graduate degree program. If one does not meet the cumulative GPA after completing both graduate courses, the student may apply for a GPA waiver if one has not been requested; otherwise, the student will be dismissed from the University and may not reapply for a period of six months.

50% of Program CoursesMust Be Completed at Grantham

Residency Requirement

The student must successfully complete at least 50 percent (50%) of courses in the enrolled degree ...

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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)

Standardized TestsNot Required

MBA, MS or MHA

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

MBA, MS or MHA

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

+ Students who do not meet these basic requirements will have their registrations cancelled. All courses will be administratively cancelled and the student will not incur tuition charges.

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

Program Specific Requirements

Master of Science in Nursing See Requirements

Master of Business Administration See Requirements

Documentation Required

Grantham University requires the following documentation prior to the evaluation process, as appropriate to the graduate student:

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

Recommended Competency

Prior to a student’s admission to Grantham University as a graduate student, it is recommended, but not required, that a student satisfy all major-related undergraduate competencies. See the Graduate Degree Programs section of the University Catalog for recommended courses containing content that addresses these competencies. Recommended competencies are provided to help ensure student success in graduate programs.

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 that confirms an earned baccalaureate or first-level professional degree from an institution of higher learning accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.