Frequently Asked Questions
Current Student Questions
Prospective Student Questions
What are the deadlines for
Graduate program priority deadlines,
unless otherwise noted below:
Fall: July 15
Spring: November 15
Summer: April 15
(M.Ed.) priority deadlines:
Fall cohort group:
Spring cohort group: November 15
Fall: March 1
What is a
office offer campus visits for prospective graduate
Prospective students who are interested in all programs
(except for the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology) are
welcome to contact the Coordinator for Graduate
Recruitment via the link below and set up a visit to UM.
Note that the graduate student visits are usually
one-on-one or small group and are targeted to the
intended department and relevant buildings on campus
(i.e. Carmichael Library, Student Activity Center,
What are the required test
scores for admission (for programs asking for
"satisfactory" test scores)?*
that the MBA and Speech-Language Pathology programs are
excluded from the above category.
How can I find out the testing dates and
registration information for the MAT, GMAT, and GRE?
How much graduate coursework
can I transfer to UM?
A maximum of six (6)
semester hours (10 quarter hours) of
graduate work, approved by UM, may be
transferred from a regionally accredited
institution. Such credit must have been
earned within six years prior to the
granting of the degree. No course may be
transferred with a grade lower than B, and
no course may be transferred with a grade of
pass/fail. Course equivalency is determined
by the department chair. Transfer credit
practices are consistent with American
Association of Collegiate Registrars and
Admissions Officers (AACRAO).
Do I have to submit my application for
graduate study BEFORE submitting test scores and other items
that are needed for admission ?
We recommend that you submit an
application to our office before submitting
transcripts and other admission items because this
allows us to anticipate the arrival of these items. This
is especially true for students who may have alternate
or maiden names on their transcripts. Please note that
if you indicate us as one of the colleges you wish to
send your MAT/GMAT/GRE test score results to prior to
applying, they will be applied to your file upon
I am completing my
undergraduate degree, but want to apply to
graduate study at UM. What is the procedure
regarding final transcripts?
What is the graduate course load?
Regular term: Full-time=nine (9) or more
graduate hours / Part-time=fewer than nine (9) graduate
Summer term: Full-time=nine (9) or more graduate
hours spanning from May to the summer terms / Part-time=five (5) graduate hours or less
spanning from May to the summer terms
What is the difference between
conditional and unconditional admission?
An unconditional admission is granted when all
the minimum requirements for admission have been met
A conditional admission is granted when the
applicant does not have a satisfactory test score or has not
compiled with other specific departmental requirements
NOTE: There is no conditional admission for the
Alternative Master's Degree Program or the Speech-Language
A conditionally admitted student can take
than 12 graduate hours and eligibility for financial aid
is also affected. Graduate credit at UM will not be awarded until
the requirements for unconditional admission have been met.
What is the required GPA for
retention and graduation once I have been
admitted to a graduate program?
With the exception of the
Instructional Leadership M.Ed. and Ed.S.
programs, a 3.0 GPA is required. The IL
M.Ed. and both Ed.S. programs require a 3.25
GPA. A graduate student whose GPA falls
below the required 3.0 or 3.25 will be
placed on academic warning and will have one
term of enrollment in which to raise the
I will be graduating later
this semester or next semester. What is the
first thing I need to do?
How can I request official copies of my UM transcripts for
personal and/or professional use?
Where do I go for help in getting a job in my major or
for sharpening my résumé?
How long does my file
stay active once I have been admitted into a