Graduate Programs

Graduate Regulations and Requirements

These general regulations apply to all students in all graduate departments. They are intended to ensure that the educational experience of graduate students is of a consistently high quality, and that the quality of experience is carefully monitored by the Coordinator of Graduate Studies and by the students’ home departments.

 

Individual departments may have additional procedures and regulations that supplement these general regulations. All such supplementary procedures and regulations must be approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs, and by published and available to students.

 

Admission as a Graduate Student

The selection process of the University will allow for admission of graduate students on the basis of the applicants’ academic credentials in addition to a holistic review of all the information contained in the application, both academic and personal.

 

Admissions requirements to specific graduate programs may vary – students should refer to the program descriptions found in the Catalog for additional information.

 

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the University. An applicant’s total undergraduate record including grades, educational objective and pattern of courses completed, as well as personal and professional goals will be considered.

General Requirements for All Graduate Applicants

The general requirements which apply to all applicants for admission or readmission to Master’s degree programs include:

 

  • Completed online admissions application, including a $75.00 nonrefundable application fee.

 

  •  Diploma indicating conferral of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution (Foreign diplomas or transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a member of NACES).

  • Personal Statement

  • Curriculum Vitae (resume)

  • Admissions Interview

  • Pearson Test for proof of English Proficiency, if applicable (this requirement is for students that are not native English or Spanish speaker. Students that completed their education in an English based institution are not required to have English proficiency). The test score must be at least 50.

Once admitted, students applying to any diploma(non-degree) and degree program       will be required to complete an

  •         University Orientation course of SLS 1601 Orientation & Study and Research 3 Credits

                     offered at JMVU

 

Furnishing false or fraudulent statements or information in connection with an application for admission may result in disciplinary action, denial of admission and invalidation of credits or degrees earned.

 

Admission as a Graduate Transfer Student

The following requirements or conditions apply to students seeking admission as a graduate transfer student:

 

  •    Completed online admissions application, including a $75 nonrefundable application fee.

  • Diploma indicating conferral of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution (Foreign diplomas or transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a member of NACES).

  •  Credit will not be granted for transfer courses in which the student has earned a grade of B- or below. (Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a member of NACES. GPA calculation must be included in the evaluation of transcripts).

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  • The acceptance of courses taken and approved in other graduate schools in other universities in no case will be greater than 50% of the credits that are required in order to obtain the Master’s degree at JMVU.

  • The credits that may be accepted for transfer are determined according to the policy described under the section in the catalog titled “Transferability of Credits”.

Transfer of credits not accepted

            For students whose credits are not accepted for transfer, the University would inform them via email that            they would be required to complete the courses in question.