Students seeking admission to the Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling Program (RCP) must meet the admission requirements of the program. The priority deadline for applying is April 1 for the Fall semester and October 1 for Spring semester.
Applicants must submit:
(1)Official Transcript, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 in the undergraduate major is required. Submit an official copy of all transcripts to the Registrar’s office.
(2)Three letters of recommendation from professionals in a related social service or academic area.
Please download the Letter of Recommendation form from the website here or call 937-708-5494 to have one sent to you.
(3) A completed RCP Application Form, Autobiographical Statement and letter requesting acceptance into the Program.
(4) An acceptable score on the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or MAT (Miller’s Analogy Test). Cut-off scores are not listed as they are taken into consideration within the entire profile context. If GPA at the undergraduate level is at least 3.5. on a 4.0scale, the GRE/MAT requirement will be waived. GRE or MAT scores should be within 3 years of program start date.
(5) Non-refundable $25 application fee.
Applicants are evaluated in the following criteria:
(a).academic performance and potential, (b) career goals, (c) personal characteristic, (d) writing skills, and (e) leadership ability. All application materials must be received in the Admissions Office before an applicant will be contacted for an interview with the Admissions Committee.
Admission of Foreign Students
To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Program, a foreign student must meet all of the requirements outlined above for a graduate student. In addition to these requirements, a foreign student must do the following:
1. Make an acceptable score in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Information regarding this test may be obtained by writing the Educational Testing Service,
2. Submit proof of financial ability to remain on the campus long enough to complete degree requirements.
3. Apply to the Graduate program of the Admissions Office. Each applicant’s packet will be reviewed by the Admissions Office. If the application packet meets all requirements, the application material will be forwarded to the Graduate Admissions Committee for review.
Graduate non-degree students take graduate level course work for personal enrichment, professional development, certification or to familiarize themselves with the rigors of a graduate program before applying. Graduate non-degree students are admitted to the University, not to a specific degree granting, graduate programs. Graduate non-degree status is also appropriate for students actively pursuing a graduate degree at another college or university, and who wish to earn graduate credit for transfer back to that institution.
GRADUATE NON-DEGREE RESTRICTIONS AND POLICIES:
Eligibility requires an earned Baccalaureate degree.
Admission to graduate non-degree status neither guarantees nor implies subsequent admission to a degree program. Regular degree seeking students must submit a separate application in order to be considered for graduate admission.
Some classes are restricted to degree seeking students only. You should contact the RCP director to be sure that the course you wish to take will be available.
If a graduate non-degree student applies to a regular graduate degree program, and is admitted, no more than twelve hours of graduate credit accumulated while in this non-degree classification may be counted toward the graduate degree.
Graduate non-degree students may not receive university fellowships or graduate associateships.
Interested students must submit an application and all supporting documents to the Admissions Office before eligibility to complete registration for courses. All payment for each course must be made prior to the start of that course. The application may be obtained from the Admissions office.