Applicants should process an application for admission to ASU Graduate Admissions and supply all information and/or records required and pay the application fee. In addition to those requirements, the following items should be submitted to the Graduate School to complete the application packet for MCD admission consideration:
Submit scores for all subtests of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
To be considered, applicants must possess a minimum score of 285 on the combined verbal and quantitative portions of the exam.
Submit an official transcript from each institution that you have attended. To be considered, applicants must possess an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher or a GPA or 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
Submit a letter that requests acceptance into the program and states personal goals and interests.
Submit a current resume.
THREE RATING FORMS
Arrange for completion and submission of three Graduate Readiness Rating forms by persons qualified to speak with authority of your professional abilities and personal characteristics. narrative letters of recommendation will not be considered unless attached to the completed, required form.
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ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO:
ASU Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 1570
State University, AR 72467
For questions regarding material submission, please call the Graduate Admission at (870) 972-2031.
After the deadline of February 15th, all applicant packets are forwarded to the department. The CD Admissions and Credits Committee reviews all applications for GRE scores and GPA's. Applicants that do not provide evidence of meeting the minimum requirements are not reviewed further.
Qualifying applicants are then ranked and awarded points (based on ranking) from a pre-determined scale and are ranked individually by GPA-overall, GPA-in the major, GRE score (verbal/quantitative combined), and GRE writing score. Points for affective applicant items (resume, intent letter, and rating forms) are totalled and result in a folder score and subsequent ranking. Total applicant points are then ranked and the class is selected based on the number of students the program can accept.
Formal letters are sent to all qualified applicants notifying them of acceptance status. Invited applicants must respond within 10 days of receipt of the invitation, to indicate their intent to be admitted to the program. In the event attrition is high, the committee selects replacements from the remaining qualifying applicant pool, and additional invitations are extended.
Notice: Admitted MCD students begin the program in the first summer term following admission. Upon successful completion of coursework, practicum, and comprehensive examinations or thesis, matriculation is completed 19 months later, graduating in December.