Keiser University

Graduate School Admission Requirements

Doctor of Business Administration

Candidates for admissions to the DBA program are required to hold a master’s degree in business administration, management, public or non-profit management, or related fields that demonstrates exposure to managerial functions from an accredited institution, and (2) two years of full-time managerial or professional experience. Or candidates for admission are required to hold a master degree from an accredited institution, at least (3) three graduate credit hours or (6) six undergraduate credits hour in each of the following: accounting, finance, and economics and at least (3) three years and preferably (5) five years of full time managerial or professional experience. An admission decision is based on a combination of a student’s graduate academic performance, professional experience, and letters of recommendation. All students are encouraged to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores in support of their application.

Ph.D. in Educational Leadership

Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. program are required to hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution.  An admission decision is based on a combination of a student’s graduate academic performance, professional experience, letters of recommendation and/or standardized test scores.  All students are encouraged to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores in support of their application.

Required documents for admission are as follows:

  • Submission of a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation showing successful completion of a master‘s degree from with a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of official transcripts or original foreign evaluations showing successful completion of a master‘s degree from an accredited college or university received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Two letters of recommendation received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Formal resume indicating education and complete work history

Requirement for GRE/MAT scores may be waived for students who meet any one of the following:

  • Doctorate from an accredited institution
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a grade average of at least 3.2
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a grade average of 3.0 or above with a minimum of two years of professional work experience

Failure to provide documentation or test scores or to achieve the grade point average required at the end of the first semester may lead to suspension or dismissal from the University.

Ph.D. in Industrial Design and Technology

Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. program are required to hold a master‘s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution.  An admission decision is based on a combination of a student‘s graduate academic performance, professional experience, letters of recommendation and/or standardized test scores. All students are encouraged to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores in support of their application.

Required documents for admission are as follows:

  • Submission of a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation showing successful completion of a master‘s degree from with a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of official transcripts or original foreign evaluations showing successful completion of a master‘s degree from an accredited college or university received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Two letters of recommendation received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Formal resume indicating education and complete work history

Please click here to view all admission and GRE / MAT score requirements.

Ph.D. in Psychology

Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. program are required to hold a master’s degree ( or equivalent ) from an accredited institution.

* An admission decision is based on a combination of a student’s graduate academic performance, professional experience, letters of recommendation and/or standardized test scores. All students are encouraged to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores in support of their application.

Required documents for admission are as follows:

  • Submission of a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation showing successful completion of a master‘s degree from with a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of official transcripts or original foreign evaluations showing successful completion of a master‘s degree from an accredited college or university received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Two letters of recommendation received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Formal resume indicating education and complete work history

* Applicants to the Ph.D. in Psychology degree program may enter the program with a Baccalaureate degree.

  • Submission of a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation showing successful completion of a bachelor‘s degree with a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of official transcripts or original foreign evaluations showing successful completion of a bachelor‘s degree from an accredited college or university received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Two letters of recommendation received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Minimum GRE composite score of 1350 or MAT score at the 40th percentile received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Formal resume indicating education and complete work history

Requirement for GRE/MAT scores may be waived for students who meet any one of the following:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade average of at least 3.0
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade average of 2.7 or above with a minimum of two years of professional work experience
  • Completion of the first semester of enrollment with a minimum grade average of 3.0.

Failure to provide documentation or test scores or to achieve the grade point average required at the end of the first semester may lead to suspension or dismissal from the University.

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership

Required documents for admission are as follows:

  • Submission of a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation showing successful completion of a master degree with a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of official transcripts or original foreign evaluations showing successful completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Two letters of recommendation received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Formal resume indicating education and complete work history

Education Specialist in Instructional Design and Technology

Required documents for admission are as follows:

  • Submission of a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation showing successful completion of a master degree with a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of official transcripts or original foreign evaluations showing successful completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Two letters of recommendation received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Formal resume indicating education and complete work history

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Candidates for admission to the MACJ program are required to hold a four-year baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution.  An undergraduate degree in criminal justice is not a requirement; qualified students from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit applications.  An admission decision is based on a combination of a student’s undergraduate and/or graduate academic performance, professional experience, letters of recommendation and/or standardized test score.  All students are encouraged to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores in support of their application.

Please click here to view all admission and GRE / MAT score requirements.

Master of Business Administration

Candidates for admission to the MBA program are required to hold a four-year baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution. An undergraduate degree in business is not a requirement; qualified students from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit applications. An admission decision is based on a combination of a student’s undergraduate and/or graduate academic performance, professional experience, letters of recommendation and/or standardized test scores. All students are encouraged to submit Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), Graduate Records Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores in support of their application.

Please click here to view all admission and GRE / MAT score requirements.

Waiver requirement for MBA501

Applicants receive test-out credit for MBA501 if they score 155 or higher on the ETS major field examination in business or possess a bachelor’s degree in a business-related discipline with a grade average of at least a 2.70 on a 4.0 scale.

Master of Science in Education

Candidates for admission to the MSEd program are required to hold a four-year baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution.  An undergraduate degree in education is not a requirement; qualified students from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit applications.  An admission decision is based on a combination of a student’s undergraduate and/or graduate academic performance, professional experience, letters of recommendation and/or standardized test scores.  All students are encouraged to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores in support of their application.

Please click here to view all admission and GRE / MAT score requirements.

Master of Science in Information Security

An admission decision is based on a combination of a student‘s undergraduate academic performance, letters of recommendation, and personal declaration statement.

Admission Requirements:

Baccalaureate degree in an IT related computer discipline from an accredited university

Required documents for admission are as follows:

  • Submission of a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation showing successful completion of a bachelor‘s degree in an IT related discipline with the completed Graduate School Application
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • A one page personal statement describing your intent to pursue the Master’s degree in Information Security program included with the completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of official transcripts or original foreign evaluations showing successful completion of a bachelor‘s degree in an IT related computer discipline from an accredited college or university within the first semester of enrollment
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional references in the IT field
  • Current resume indicating education and complete work history

Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership

Required documents for admission are as follows:

  • Submission of a completed Graduate School Application including the selection of a concentration
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation showing successful completion of a bachelor‘s degree with a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of official transcripts or original foreign evaluations showing successful completion of a bachelor‘s degree program from an accredited college or university received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Two letters of recommendation received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Minimum GMAT score of 450, GRE composite score of 1350 or MAT score at the 40th percentile received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Formal resume indicating education and complete work history

Requirement for GMAT/GRE/MAT scores may be waived for students who meet any one of the following:

  • Graduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade average of at least 3.0
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade average of 2.7 or above with a minimum of two years of administrative, managerial or professional work experience
  • Completion of the first semester of enrollment with a minimum grade average of 3.0.
  • Failure to provide documentation or test scores or to achieve the grade point average required at the end of the first semester may lead to suspension or dismissal from the University.

Master of Science in Management

Candidates for admission to the Master of Science in Management program are required to hold a four-year baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution. An undergraduate degree in management is not a requirement; qualified students from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit applications. An admission decision is based on a combination of a student‘s undergraduate and/or graduate academic performance, professional experience, letters of recommendation and/or standardized test scores. All students are encouraged to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores in support of their application.

Required documents for admission are as follows:

  • Submission of a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation showing successful completion of a Bachelor`s Degree with a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of official transcripts or original foreign evaluations showing successful completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Two letters of recommendation received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Formal resume indicating education and complete work history
  • Minimum GRE composite score of 1350 or MAT score at the 40th percentile received within the first semester of enrollment

Requirement for GRE/MAT scores may be waived for students who meet any one of the following:

  • Graduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade average of at least 3.0
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade average of 2.7 or above with a minimum of two years of professional work experience
  • Completion of the first semester of enrollment with a minimum grade average of 3.0.

Master of Science in Nursing

An admission decision is based on a combination of a student’s undergraduate academic performance, letters of recommendation, and personal declaration statement.

Admission Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university
  • Active unrestricted Professional Registered Nurse license

Required documents for admission are as follows:

  • Submission of a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation showing successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in nursing included with the completed Graduate School Application
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher (exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Dean of the Graduate School)
  • A one-page personal statement describing intent to pursue the Master of Science Degree in Nursing included with the completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of official transcripts or original foreign evaluations showing successful completion of a bachelor‘s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university, within the first semester of enrollment
  • Three letters of recommendation with at least two from health care professionals
  • Current resume indicating education and complete work history
  • Successful background check and drug screening where applicable

Master of Science in Nutrition

Candidates for admission to the Master of Science in Nutrition program are required to hold a four-year baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) in nutrition or a related field from an accredited institution.  An admission decision is based on a combination of a student’s undergraduate and/or graduate academic performance, professional experience, letters of recommendation, and/or standardized test scores.  All students are encouraged to submit Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), Graduate Records Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT scores in support of their application.

Required documents for admission are as follows:

  • Submission of a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation showing successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Submission of an official transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation showing successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Proof of dietetic registration from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) or dietetic/nutritionist and state licensure
  • Two letters of recommendation received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Minimum GRE composite score of 1350 or MAT score of 40th percentile received within the first semester of enrollment.
  • Formal resume indicating education and complete work history.

Requirement for GMAT/GRE/MAT scores may be waived for students who meet any one of the following:

  • Graduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade average of at least 3.0
  • Completion of the first semester of enrollment with a minimum grade average of 3.0

Failure to provide documentation or test scores or to achieve the grade point average required at the end of the first semester may lead to suspension or dismissal from the University.

Master of Science in Physician Assistant

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Master of Science in Psychology

Candidates for admission to the Master of Science in Psychology program are required to hold a four-year baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution. An undergraduate degree in psychology is not a requirement; qualified students from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit applications. An admission decision is based on a combination of a student‘s undergraduate academic performance, professional experience, letters of recommendation, and/or standardized test scores. All students are encouraged to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores in support of their application.

Required documents for admission are as follows:

  • Submission of an unofficial transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation showing successful completion of a bachelor‘s degree with a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of official transcripts or original foreign evaluations showing successful completion of a bachelor‘s degree from an accredited college or university received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Two letters of recommendation received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Minimum GRE composite score of 1000 received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Formal resume indicating education and complete work history

Requirement for GRE/MAT scores may be waived for students who meet any one of the following:

  • Bachelor‘s degree from an accredited college or university with a grade average of at least 2.7
  • Completion of the first semester of enrollment with a minimum grade average of 3.0

Failure to provide documentation or test scores or to achieve the grade point average required at the end of the first semester may lead to suspension or dismissal from the University.

Graduate Certificate: Health Services Management

Required documents for admission are as follows:

  • Submission of a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation showing successful completion of a Bachelor`s Degree with a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of official transcripts or original foreign evaluations showing successful completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Two letters of recommendation received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Formal resume indicating education and complete work history
  • Minimum GRE composite score of 1350 or MAT score at the 40th percentile received within the first semester of enrollment

Requirement for GRE/MAT scores may be waived for students who meet any one of the following:

  • Graduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade average of at least 3.0
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade average of 2.7 or above with a minimum of two years of professional work experience
  • Completion of the first semester of enrollment with a minimum grade average of 3.0

Graduate Certificate: Management and Leadership

Required documents for admission are as follows:

  • Submission of a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation showing successful completion of a Bachelor`s Degree with a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of official transcripts or original foreign evaluations showing successful completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Two letters of recommendation received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Formal resume indicating education and complete work history
  • Minimum GRE composite score of 1350 or MAT score at the 40th percentile received within the first semester of enrollment

Requirement for GRE/MAT scores may be waived for students who meet any one of the following:

  • Graduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade average of at least 3.0
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade average of 2.7 or above with a minimum of two years of professional work experience
  • Completion of the first semester of enrollment with a minimum grade average of 3.0

The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.

Ty Fitzgerald, Graphic Arts and Design Graduate

The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.

Jackson Tejada, Graphic Arts and Design Graduate

Keiser University has given me the opportunity to embrace a career change… It has opened the door for a timely graduation and quick return to the work force…

Dale Caverly, Occupational Therapy Assistant Graduate

Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!

Meisha Ebanks, R.N., Nursing Graduate

I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.

Nidia Barrios, Medical Assisting Graduate

I realize the amount of knowledge I gained and feel that the educational experiences have developed me in to a person who can move higher up the career ladder.

Carlos Ramirez Flores, BA in Accounting Graduate

Keiser University’s MBA program has renewed my mind, changed the way I think, and given me a new sense of purpose.  The professors transformed my attitude and behavior, gave me the self-confidence I was lacking, and restored my energy.

Connie Sue Centrella, MBA Graduate

It has been great attending and graduating from Keiser University.  Because of the small class sizes, I was able to build good relationships with classmates and professors.  The PA professors care very much about the progress and success of the students and have been great advisors every step of the way through the program.

Annelise Merriner, PA-C, MS in Physician Assistant Graduate

Attending Keiser University and getting my degree was the best decision I have ever made.  The small class sizes and personalized attention helped me get my degree quickly.  The hands-on experience and the education landed me a job at a neighboring law firm.

Dedrick Saxon, Criminal Justice Graduate

I chose Keiser because it had everything—small classes, caring professors, hands-on learning, and counselors that are really there for you.  I feel like I’m part of a family here, not just a number.

Natalie Dou, Histotechnology Graduate

After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education.  Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.

Laurie Williams, BA in Business Administration Graduate

Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I have been going to another school before, dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information that I need. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.

Nadege Dor, Medical Assisting Graduate

My decision to attend Keiser University has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I chose to enroll in the Information Technology program… The one-class-a-month pace helped incredibly with my self-discipline.

Marla Hadley, Information Technology Graduate

The BA for Business Administration at Keiser has to be one of the best in the nation. Keiser takes the basics that are taught at the Associates level and uses them to strengthen your skills and knowledge.

Vivian R. Howard, BA in Business Administration Graduate

I found that Keiser University’s Nuclear Medicine program of advanced studies and small class size was a perfect fit. I never came across a faculty member who wasn’t truly interested.

Gustavo Gonzalez, Nuclear Medicine Technology Graduate