Frequently Asked Questions

What GPA is required for admission to East Central University School of Graduate Studies?

Each degree program determines its required GPA.  Refer to the Graduate Catalog (pdf) for more information.

What is the status of my admission application?

Admission applications do take time to process. If you believe the application has had sufficient time to be processed you can contact Jenny Campbell or Amy Eckart-Gregg at 580.559.5708.

Does the School of Graduate Studies require a GRE?

Admission to the School of Graduate Studies does not require a GRE. However, all departments do require testing within the first 12 hours of the program. Failure to complete testing before the deadline will result in a hold on your account. For specific information please contact your department.

What are the department application deadlines?

MEd - Education
Fall/Summer - March 1

Spring - October 1

MiM - Management
None

MSA - Accounting
None

MSHR - Human Resources
Fall/Summer - March 1
Spring - October 1

MSPS - Psychological Services
Fall/Summer - March 1
Spring - October 1

MSWRPM - Water Resource Policy and Management
None

Can I take Graduate classes as an undergraduate?

A senior student who has completed 100 hours and who is not enrolled in a full course load may be permitted to enroll in courses applicable to the graduate program, provided that his or her total study load is not more than 16 hours in a semester or nine hours in a summer term.  No more than 6 hours in a semester or 3 in a summer term may be applied to a graduate degree.

Enrollment Overload and Full-time Equivalents:

Fall/Spring
9 hrs is full-time
4-8 is half-time
13 or more hrs - Graduate Dean approval required
Regents Absolute Maximum - 16 hrs (Requires Academic Affairs approval to override-use form that can be found on Admissions & Records webpage under forms)

Summer
4 hrs is full-time
2-3 hrs is half-time
11-15 hrs - Graduate Dean approval required
Regents Absolute Maximum - 15hrs (Requires Academic Affairs approval to override-use form that can be found on Admissions & Records webpage under forms)

What is the School of Graduate Studies office fax number?

The graduate studies office fax number is 580.559.5159.