An applicant’s academic record should show evidence of academic preparation and the ability to succeed in graduate studies. Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. In certain cases, a student may be required to enroll in foundational courses to make up any deficiencies in the major field of study.
Numerous factors are considered, including GPA, Admission examinations, such as the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), or the Graduate Management Test (GMAT) (MBA Candidates only), resume which includes administrative, managerial, professional and military experience. Applicants to graduate programs must have a minimum GMAT score of 450, GRE composite score of 1350, or MAT score at the 40th percentile. The GMAT, GRE, or MAT may be waived if the applicant meets one criterion of the following requirements:
- Graduate degree from an accredited institution.
- Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade-point average of 3.0 or above.
- Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade-point average of 2.7 or above with a minimum of two years of administrative, managerial, or professional work experience documented on applicant’s resume.
- At the discretion of the Dean or Provost’s Office, a candidate demonstrating academic potential may be admitted. The student must maintain a “B” or above for the first term of enrollment.
Students must apply and complete appropriate paperwork for entrance into the graduate programs. While former Parker University students are encouraged to apply, previously receiving a degree from Parker does not guarantee admission to a graduate program.