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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.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Candidates for admission to the DC program are required to hold a Baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. Exceptional applicants with three years of undergraduate study (90 semester hours) will be considered for admission if spaces are available. Such students will be required to complete their Baccalaureate degree from Keiser University before graduation from the DC program. Pre-chiropractic coursework must include a minimum of 24 semester hours in life and physical science courses. These science courses will provided an adequate background for success in the DC program, and at least half of these courses will have a substantive laboratory component. The student’s undergraduate preparation must include a well-rounded general education program in the humanities and social sciences. Exceptional students with less than 24 hours in life and physical sciences may be considered for admission under an Alternative Admissions Track Plan, in accordance with the policy of the Council on Chiropractic Education.

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university (although exceptional candidates for admission may be considered with 90 undergraduate credits, provided that they complete their baccalaureate degree prior to graduation from the DC program)
  • A minimum of 24 semester hours in life and physical sciences, with half of these having a substantive laboratory component (note – exceptional candidates with fewer than 24 semester hours in life and physical sciences may be considered for admission under the Alternative Admissions Track Plan)
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate study
  • Two letters of recommendation from licensed health care providers
  • An interview (in person or by telephone) with the Dean and/or DCP faculty (note – an interview is not granted to all applicants)
  • Meet the technical standards for study in the DC program (with or without reasonable accommodation)

Required documents for admission are as follows:

  • Submission of a completed Chiropractic College Application
  • Submission of official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions
  • Two letters of recommendation from licensed health care providers
  • A one-page personal statement describing intent to pursue the Doctor of Chiropractic degree
  • International/foreign students (other than Canadian) whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL test scores.
  • Successful background check

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Candidates for admission to the DNP program are required to hold a Master’s degree in nursing from a regionally or nationally accredited university with minimum nursing graduate level GPA of 3.2 or higher. Students must also enter with and maintain an Active unrestricted registered nurse or advanced practice nursing license. All students are encouraged to submit Graduate Records Exam (GRE) scores in support of their application. Admission decisions are based on a combination of a student’s Master’s level academic performance, GRE score, letters of recommendation, personal declaration statement, and an interview with DNP faculty. Interviews may be conducted via teleconference. Please note: An interview is not granted to all applicants.

Admission Requirements

  • Master’s degree in nursing from a regionally or nationally accredited university
  • Minimum nursing graduate level GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Active unrestricted registered nurse or advanced practice nursing license

Required documents for admission are as follows:

  • Submission of a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript showing successful completion of a Master’s degree in nursing from a regionally or nationally accredited university with a minimum graduate GPA level of 3.2 or higher
  • Minimum GRE composite score of 295 (or 1350 for tests taken before August 1, 2011).
  • Requirement for GRE score may be waived for students who meet any one of the following:
    • Graduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution
    • Completion of the first semester of enrollment with a minimum grade average of 3.0.
  • One page personal statement describing intent to pursue the DNP and areas of potential interest for the DNP Project
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript showing successful completion of a Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited university within the first semester of enrollment
  • Three letters of recommendation from health care professionals including at least one from faculty in a previous nursing program
  • Current formal resume with complete education and nursing employment histories
  • Successful background check and drug screening

Failure to provide documentation of 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 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/MAHS

Candidates for admission to the MACJ/MAHS 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 a regionally or nationally accredited institution. To ensure success in the core curriculum of the Keiser University MBA program requires a student to have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA with demonstrated competency in business knowledge through prior coursework with a minimum of B grades including accounting, finance economics and statistics before starting the MBA program or take and pass pre-requisites with a B or better grade. Students who have not successfully completed coursework in one or more of the above disciplines will be provided the opportunity to take these courses or the prerequisite courses in the semester(s) prior to the start of the MBA program.

Students who have not successfully completed 6 undergraduate credits or 3 graduate credits with at least a B grade in each of the required courses will be provided the opportunity to take the pre-requisite courses in the semester(s) prior to the start of the MBA program. Any student entering the program with a GPA below 3.0 will be provided the opportunity to take the prerequisite courses in the semester(s) prior to the start of the MBA program.

The prerequisites for the MBA program help ensure students are prepared for graduate business studies. The courses give the students an introduction to up to date business concepts both quantitatively and qualitatively.

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

All students are encouraged to submit Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores in support of their application.

 

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Admission to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is based on a review of application materials by the program faculty. Strong applicants show evidence of academic success and potential for success in graduate school (e.g., evidenced by GPA, GRE scores, and letters of recommendation), potential success in developing interpersonal relationships in the counseling context, and an openness to personal and professional development. Preference is given to individuals who possess knowledge of mental health issues and aptitude to work in counseling through coursework, research experience, and/or volunteer or professional work experiences.

Required documents for admissions are as follows:

  • Submission of a completed Graduate School Application.
  • Submission of official transcripts showing successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Submission of official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test scores. Scores must be from within five years of application. Requirement for GRE scores may be waived for applicants with an overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, or completion of a previous graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
  • Submission of a two- to three-page Personal Goal Statement indicating the applicant’s reasons for undertaking graduate study in mental health counseling, personal attributes, and future goals.
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation. Letters should be from individuals who can address the applicant’s academic and professional potential.
  • Submission of a résumé or curriculum vitae.
  • Successful background check.

Top applicants are invited to interview with the department faculty. The interview is a required part of the admissions process. Invitation to interview does not guarantee admission. Keiser University reserves the right to determine in its sole discretion whether a candidate is suitable for admission to the program.

Applicants should be aware that many agencies and credentialing bodies require a criminal background check as a prerequisite for practicum or internship placement. Having been convicted a felony, and some misdemeanors, may prevent the student from being licensed or from working or completing a practicum or internship in a school or agency.

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 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 with Distance Learning Internship

Step 1:  Admission to the KU online MS program.

  • 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
  • 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

Program Specific Prerequisite:

  • Students must have completed an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) providing an original verification statement signed by the DPD director or a Declaration of Intent. Original verification statement or Declaration of Intent will also be provided as part of the DICAS application.
  • Potential applicants must complete the graduate application process prior to the due dates for D&D Digital Systems. It is recommended to begin the submission of the graduate school application process:
    • Fall admission – submission to graduate school application completed by September 15
    • Winter admission – submission to graduate school application completed by January 15

Step 2:  Complete an online application with DICAS

The Keiser University participates in the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS). The program may be accessed at https://portal.dicas.org (e-mail DICASinfo@DICAS.org).  The fee to use DICAS is $50 for the first application submitted and $25 for each additional application.

  • Official Transcripts
    Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be submitted to DICAS.
  • Online Application
    Register with DICAS and thoroughly complete the online application.  The DICAS program can be accessed at http://portal.dicas.org
  • DICAS requirements:
    DICAS requires a personal statement
    The personal statement should include information deemed relevant to the selection process for a dietetic internship.  Students can discuss professional and personal goals, professional work experience, strengths, motivation towards dietetics and/or other topics of interest.
  • Three letters of recommendation
    DICAS requires three (3) letters of recommendation to be submitted with the online application process.  References name and email contact information must be included on the application form.
  • Verification Statement or Declaration of Intent
    Original copy of Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) verification statement or Declaration of Intent must be submitted to DICAS.

In addition, KUDI requires that you upload the following to DICAS:

  1. Signed Preceptor Agreement form and  a completed Distance Internship Rotation Schedule Summary (click here to view example) that includes all rotation sites within the designated dates.  These documents must be merged into a single PDF file and uploaded to the “supplemental” section of DICAS.

Step 3:  Register with D&D

Applicants must also register with D&D Digital Systems in order to participate in what is termed the nationwide “matching process” used by most internships. The deadline for submitting your internship preferences in rank order (whether you have one choice or twenty) is the same as the deadline for submitting the applications to the schools or programs of your choice as mentioned above.

Applicants can obtain the computer matching materials from a Didactic Program Director or from D&D Digital Systems, 304 Main St. Ste. 301, Ames, IA 50010, Phone (515) 292-0490, Fax (515) 663-9427. There is currently a $60.00 charge for the computer matching process, payable to D&D Digital, although this cost is subject to change. Consult the ACEND website for details on Computer Matching Policy and Procedures.

The D&D digital matching number for the Keiser University is TBD for the fall match and TBD for the spring match.  The deadline for application submissions is determined by D&D Digital Systems and is usually in February and September of each year. Refer to your Didactic Program Director for the actual dates.

Application Process
To be considered for admission, all application materials must be submitted online by the due dates in either February or September.

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Candidates for admission to the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program are required to hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. All undergraduate majors will be considered. However, candidates without an undergraduate degree in business will be required to successfully complete business pre-requisite courses before starting the graduate program. 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 Admission Test (GMAT) Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 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 degree from an accredited college or university
  • 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
  • Minimum GMAT score of 500, GRE composite score of 295 (or 1350 for tests taken before August 1, 2011) 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:

  • 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

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

Click here to view the admission requirements.

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.

Master of Technology Management

Candidates for admission to the MBA program are required to hold a four-year baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from a regionally or nationally accredited institution. To ensure success in the core curriculum of the Keiser University MBA program requires a student to have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA with demonstrated competency in business knowledge through prior coursework with a minimum of B grades including accounting, finance economics and statistics before starting the MBA program or take and pass pre-requisites with a B or better grade. Students who have not successfully completed coursework in one or more of the above disciplines will be provided the opportunity to take these courses or the prerequisite courses in the semester(s) prior to the start of the MBA program.

Students who have not successfully completed 6 undergraduate credits or 3 graduate credits with at least a B grade in each of the required courses will be provided the opportunity to take the pre-requisite courses in the semester(s) prior to the start of the MBA program. Any student entering the program with a GPA below 3.0 will be provided the opportunity to take the prerequisite courses in the semester(s) prior to the start of the MBA program.

The prerequisites for the MBA program help ensure students are prepared for graduate business studies. The courses give the students an introduction to up to date business concepts both quantitatively and qualitatively.

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

All students are encouraged to submit Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores in support of their application.

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

Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate

Admission Requirements

  1. Master’s degree in nursing (MSN) from a regionally or nationally accredited university
  2. Minimum nursing graduate level GPA of 3.2 or higher
  3. Active unrestricted registered nurse or advanced practice nursing license

An admission decision is based on a combination of a student’s academic performance, previous clinical experience, letters of recommendation, a clear criminal background check and drug screen, and an interview with MSN FNP faculty.

Required Documents for Admission are as follows:

  • Submission of a completed Graduate School Application
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript showing successful completion of a Master’s degree in nursing (MSN) from a regionally or nationally accredited university
  • Active unrestricted registered nurse or advanced practice nursing license
  • Minimum nursing graduate level GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Three letters of recommendation: Two (2) from nursing/healthcare supervisors, One (1) from a nursing faculty member
  • Current resume indicating education, complete work history (clinical and other), volunteer activities, publications and/or presentations. Note: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of recent clinical practice experience working with patients.
  • Completed clear criminal history background check
  • Completed clear drug screen

Failure to provide documentation required at the end of the first semester may lead to suspension from the University.

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy – Bridge Program

Candidates for admission to the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree program are required to hold an Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant Degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Note: An Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant degree is expected to contain 84 semester credit hours.  Candidates who enter with an Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant degree with less than 84 semester credit hours will be required to complete elective courses to bring the total to 84 semester credit hours.  A Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health will be awarded after completion of 120 undergraduate semester credit hours.  Candidates are required to have a minimum of one (1) year of recent, professional experience working as a licensed occupational therapy assistant and an active unrestricted Professional OTA license. An admission decision is based on a combination of a student’s academic performance, previous clinical experience as a licensed occupational therapy assistant, three letters of recommendation to include: Two (2) from healthcare supervisors and one (1) from an OTA faculty member, a letter of intent, and an interview with MSOT faculty.  Please note: An interview is not granted to all applicants.  Applicants are required to have a clear criminal background check and drug screen.

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 an Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant Degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Submission of official transcripts or original foreign evaluations showing successful completion of an Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant Degree from a regionally accredited institution must be provided by the end of the first semester
  • Active unrestricted Professional OTA license
  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation: Two (2) from healthcare supervisors and one (1) from an OTA faculty member
  • Current resume indicating education, complete work history (clinical and other), volunteer activities, publications and/or presentations

Note: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of recent clinical practice experience

  • Completed clear criminal history background check
  • Completed clear drug screen

Failure to provide documentation required at the end of the first semester may lead to suspension from the University.

Applicants should be aware that most agencies and credentialing bodies require an updated criminal background check as a prerequisite for fieldwork placements. Having been convicted of a felony and/or some misdemeanors may prevent the student from being licensed or employed or from completing fieldwork in pediatric/health care settings. 

NOTE: Prior to admission to the MSOT program applicants who earned less than 84 credit hours in their Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant  programs will be required to complete elective courses to make up for missing credits before beginning graduate level courses. 

Master of Accountancy

Candidates for admission to the Master of Accountancy program are required to hold a four-year baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution.  An undergraduate degree in accounting, business, or equivalent with appropriate upper division accounting courses is a requirement. 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 including the selection of a concentration
  • Submission of an unofficial transcript or copy of a foreign evaluation showing successful completion of an appropriate bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, including upper division coursework in accounting: financial, managerial/cost, tax, and auditing
  • Submission of official transcripts or original foreign evaluations showing successful completion of an appropriate bachelor’s degree program from an accredited college or university, including upper division coursework in accounting: financial, managerial/cost, tax, and auditing, 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 295 (or 1350 for tests taken before August 1, 2011) or MAT score at the 40th percentile received within the first semester of enrollment
  • Formal resume indicating education and complete work history

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Requirement for GRE / MAT ( and GMAT for the MBA ) 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.

Mrs. Percy and Mr. Williams believed in me. They were more than instructors, they tried to get to know you as a person and tried to understand your goals so they could push you towards them. And Mrs. Crawford from student services helped me find a job before I even graduated. She was dedicated to my overall success.

Jessica Kircher

Going to Keiser University was one of the greatest experiences in my life. All of my deans, professors, and staff made me feel that I was a part of something very special, and I am. I would recommend for anyone to get their education at Keiser University.

Belinda Haney

The two instructors that have impacted my life are Mr. Williams and Mrs. Percy. Both of them believed in my ability to become a great graphic designer, regardless of how I felt about my skills. I appreciate their motivation to get me to where I am today.

Justin Pugh

Beyond the curriculum of the courses, the lessons the instructors have taught me have paid dividends in my real work experiences. How to respond to criticisms, project and time management, interview skills, the list goes on and on. At the end of the day, they not only showed me how to design, but they taught me how to be a professional.

Ryan Bushey

If not for my education at Keiser I probably would not be where I am today, in both life and career. It is because of going to Keiser and the instructors I had that I joined a club started by Mr. Williams, The Lakeland Shooters Photography Group, which allowed me to venture into an amazing and very creative field that I use to enhance all aspects of my life.

Anthony Sassano

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

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

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

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

Meisha Ebanks, R.N.

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

Nidia Barrios

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nadege Dor

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

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