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We now have one online form for all graduate programs. You will enter your contact information, then select your program.

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General Requirements

All Graduate Students

  • Transcripts from every undergraduate or graduate institution attended
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume or CV (optional if not listed as required below)
  • Proof of Immunization with 2 doses of MMR for U.S. Residents (not required for fully online programs)

International Graduate Students

  • TOEFL scores or degree from an English-language university (not required for Physical Theatre)
  • Proof of 2 vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, and a chest X-ray

 

Graduate Programs and Requirements

College of Arts, Sciences, & Education

Creative Writing, M.F.A.

  • Letter of Intent
  • 10-30 page Writing Sample
  • (both may be sent before you apply)

 

Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

  • Educational Leadership Portfolio

 

Gifted Studies, M.Ed.

 

Physical Theatre, M.F.A.

  • Letter of Motivation
  • Detailed Resume or CV
  • International students are not required to take the TOEFL, but must write their letter and application in English
  • (also see Accademia dell'Arte Admissions page)

 

Reading & Literacy, M.Ed.

 

Teaching, M.A.T.

  • Praxis Core or ACT scores

 

Women's Leadership, M.A.

  • Women's Leadership Essay

 

College of Business & Professional Studies

Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Graduate Business Essay
  • GMAT scores

 

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Nursing, M.S.N.

  • Minimum score of 3.0 in analytical writing on GRE
  • Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an academic institution with national and regional accreditation
  • Credit in undergraduate statistics course with a minimum grade of "C"
  • Unencumbered MS RN license or have unencumbered authority to practice as a RN via the Multi-state Licensure Compact
  • Practice experience of at least two years as a registered nurse
  • Evidence of professional leadership and foundational research skills
  • Advanced Pathophysiology is a prerequisite course offered on the MUW campus during Spring semester only. You must pass this course with a minimum grade of "B"
  • Pass a nationwide background check and drug screen (9 panel)
  • A personal interview with graduate nursing faculty

 

Nursing, Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Program

Post-Graduate Certificate (RN to FNP Option)

  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Unencumbered MS nursing license
  • A minimum score of 3.0 in analytical writing on GRE
  • Three written letters of reference (one should be from an undergraduate nursing instructor/faculty member)
  • Pass a nationwide background check and drug screening (9 panel)
  • A personal interview with graduate nursing faculty

Nursing, Post-Graduate Certificate (MSN APRN to FNP Option)

  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Unencumbered MS nursing license
  • Evidence of current national board certification
  • A minimum score of 3.0 in analytical writing on GRE
  • Three written letters of reference (one should be from an undergraduate nursing instructor/faculty member)
  • Pass a nationwide background check and drug screen (9 panel)
  • A personal interview with graduate nursing faculty

 

Nursing Practice, D.N.P.

  • A minimum score of 3.5 in analytical writing on GRE
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an academic institution with national and regional accreditation and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work from each institution attended.
  • Evidence of an unrestricted/unencumbered nursing license and national certification as a nurse practitioner and certification in a state as a nurse practitioner is required.
  • All candidates must have a criminal background check with no disqualifying events as mandated by the State of Mississippi and must pass a drug screen (9 panel or higher)
  • The following courses must be completed (with a grade of B or better) prior to admission to DNP courses: Graduate research and graduate inferential statistics.
  • Three letters of professional recommendation are required. The letters must state the applicant's qualifications for graduate work from persons (excluding family members) who have personal knowledge of the applicant's academic or work performance.
  • Admission interviews are an important part of the application process. Invitations to interview are sent after a preliminary review of applications in each round. Candidates chosen to interview receive an e-mail with instructions on how to schedule an interview. Interviews take place on the MUW campus.
  • Applicants must enclose a one-to two-page current resume describing all chronological work experience and education since becoming an RN.
  • The applicant must include full legal name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address with the resume.
  • The required essay allows the admissions committee to learn about the applicant, his/her accomplishments and professional aspirations. The required essay requires the applicant to describe their career goals and explain how a DNP from MUW will help them accomplish those goals.
  • Questions include reasons for seeking admission to the DNP program; areas of planned research; goals while in the program; long-range career plans; qualifications and readiness for the program; and mentorship by program faculty.

 

Public Health Education, M.P.H.

  • Health Education Essay
  • Current Resume

 

Speech-Language Pathology, M.S.

  • Students who have an undergraduate degree in an area other than speech-language pathology, communicative disorders, etc., must complete seven prerequisite courses. These courses are:
    • SPA 201 Phonetics
    • SPA 209 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
    • SPA 210 Development of Normal Speech and Language
    • SPA 303 Introduction to Audiology
    • SPA 313 Speech and Hearing Science (Prereq: SPA 209)
    • SPA 403 Strategies in Therapy for the Hearing Impaired (Prereq: SPA 303)
    • SPA 449 Neurology

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