Graduate Programs at FHSU
For all graduate programs, you must have an earned bachelor's degree and a minimum 2.5 GPA on your last 60 hours of undergraduate study in addition to the specific program admission requirements. All transcripts must be official copies. International students with 3-year degrees will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the graduate dean.
College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) - 20 digital images, 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume, and a 3.0 GPA on last 60 undergraduate credit hours. Fall admission priority deadline is April 1.
Master of Arts in English - 2 letters of recommendation and a 3.0 GPA in a minimum of 18 hours of English courses beyond the general studies composition courses
Master of Arts in History - 2 letters of recommendation, a minimum of 20 credit hours in undergraduate or graduate history coursework, a 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale for B.A. degree, a writing sample demonstrating research and documentation skills, and a personal statement.
Master of Science in Communication - 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA, 2 letters of recommendation, and a personal statement
Master of Science in Geosciences - an acceptable GRE score and 2 letters of recommendation.
Master of Science in Psychology - an acceptable GRE score, 2 letters of recommendation (dept. form), a personal statement in which the student describes their reasons for pursuing graduate training in psychology, A completed interview questionnaire (school psychology only), and 15 hours in psychology with at least one statistics course and one research/laboratory course
Education Specialist in School Psychology - an acceptable GRE score, 2 letters of recommendation (dept. form), a personal statement in which the student describes their reasons for pursuing graduate training in psychology, a completed interview questionnaire. and completion of a Masters degree in psychology or education
Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) - 2 letters of recommendation and a personal statement including background and why applying to MLS. Some concentrations have additional requirements or application materials.
College of Education and Technology
Note: a successful background check is required for admission to all graduate courses offered by the Advanced Education Programs department effective September 1, 2014. Visit the AEP page for the details.
Master of Science in Education (MSE) - 2 letters of recommendation, a personal statement, a minimum GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 hours, and evidence of completion of coursework for licensure
Master of Science in Special Education - 2 letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and a cumulative 3.0 GPA
Master of Science in Counseling - 3.00 on last 60 undergraduate credit hours, 2 letters of recommendation, an acceptable MAT score or combined verbal and quantitative score on the GRE, and personal statement of goals and professional experience. The Counseling program accepts applications throughout the year. However, the application deadlines noted below have been established to start in a particular semester. Failure to meet the application deadline may result in a delay of admission into the program. Fall = March 1, Spring = October 1, Summer = February 1
Master of Science in Education Administration - a minimum 3.0 GPA on last 60 undergraduate credit hours, educational experience in a teaching field, 2 reference letters - at least one from a supervisor of your educational experience, vita/resume, professional goal statement, evidence of certification in public/private schools
Master of Science in Instructional Technology - A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher, 2 letters of recommendation, and a personal statement in which you describe your interests in instructional technology.
Education Specialist in Advanced Professional Studies - Education Administration (District Leadership): 2 letters of recommendation, a personal statement, an educational vita, a copy of your teaching certificate/endorsement, and a Master's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.25 for the first 30 hours of graduate coursework leading to the building level certificate. Education Leadership: 2 letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and a resume or educational vita.
College of Health and Life Sciences
Master of Science in Biology - a personal statement specifying the exact interest area and research area and 2 letters of recommendation. GRE scores are not required. Preference is given to applications received before March 15
Master of Science in Health and Human Performance - 3 letters of recommendation, a minimum of 18 hours of undergraduate credit hours in HHP exclusive of service courses, and a 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale on last 60 credit hours; or 2.50-2.99 GPA for last 60 credit hours and 148 on verbal and quantitative portions of GRE or 40 on MAT
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology - Phase 1: requires an acceptable verbal, quantitative, and analytical GRE Score, 2 letters of recommendation completed by professors or individuals familiar with your academic course work, a resume, and a personal statement including background information, why you are applying to the program, why a speech-language pathology career appeals to you, qualities you possess that would benefit our program, and professional goals. Application deadline for fall admission is February 1st. Phase 2: Following a review of applications by the departmental committee, interviews will be conducted via electronic media for selected applicants.
Master of Science in Nursing - an acceptable score on the MAT, a State of Kansas nursing license, a BSN, 2 letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. The Family Nurse Practitioner specialty has additional requirements. Note: As of September 24, 2014, the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program will no longer be accepting applications for admission. FHSU is in the process of applying for approval to the Kansas Board of Regents to offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. A decision regarding this request is expected in 2015. Please check back after April 1, 2015 for more information on this program. All currently admitted FNP students will be allowed to complete their current program of study. Incomplete FNP applications as of September 24, 2014 will be considered on a case-by-case basis for admission by the Department of Nursing. Please contact Dr. Jenny Manry, FNP advisor, for additional information.
Master of Professional Studies (MPS) - 2 letters of recommendation and a personal statement including background and why applying to the MPS. Some concentrations have additional requirements or application materials.
College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - an acceptable GMAT score (GRE is acceptable, but GMAT is preferred) or the MBA Committee will consider other graduate placement test scores on a case-by-case basis, 2 letters of recommendation, a personal statement indicating reasons for seeking a Master of Business Administration degree including professional and/or career goals and pertinent past work experience, and a current resume
Non-Degree Graduate Students
The Graduate School welcomes US students who wish to take graduate courses for credit, but not pursue a formal degree program. Such students are referred to as non-degree graduate students. The requirements for admission are: (1) a completed regionally-accredited bachelor's degree, and (2) a GPA of 2.5 or better on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. Students desiring to apply for admission as a non-degree graduate student must complete the Graduate School's admission application. Non-degree graduate students who have not been previously admitted within the past 5 years must pay the $40 application fee.
Doctoral Pathways - Current Partnerships
FHSU has entered into agreements with the following institutions for employees or students to continue their education at the doctoral level.