Individuals who wish to pursue a master’s degree must apply for admission to SOU and also to their desired program to become a fully admitted graduate student.
Exceptions: Students applying for the Evening (in-person) MBA program can apply in one step through the SOU application by completing step 1 below, but not step 2. Students applying for the Online MBA program can apply in one step from the program page.
Apply for admission directly through your desired graduate program (all applicants, except Evening & Online MBA)
Graduate Student Requirements:
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree from an accredited college or university, as defined by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Students who received a baccalaureate degree from a non-accredited institution may consult the dean that supervises their desired program regarding the policy on special admission of graduate students with baccalaureate degrees from non-accredited institutions.
Applicants must have completed sufficient prerequisite coursework to pursue graduate work in the proposed academic area.
Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) of undergraduate coursework.
Students who have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution and who wish to enroll in no more than 8 credits during a term may apply online as a non-admitted graduate student.
Non-Admitted Graduate Student Stipulations:
Non-Admitted graduate students will not earn a degree and are not eligible for Financial Aid.
Graduate programs may only accept a specific number of these credits prior to granting approval for admission into the program. Please contact the appropriate graduate program coordinator for further assistance.
Non-admitted graduate students may take a mixture of undergraduate and graduate level coursework.
Please see the formal policies for Non-Admitted Undergraduate and Non-Admitted Graduate students for official information about qualifications and regulations.