All communications regarding entrance to graduate program at Belhaven University should be addressed to the Admission Office of Adult and Graduate Studies at the appropriate campus. Eligibility for admission will be determined when the application, fees, transcripts, and applicable test scores have been received by the University.
Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the M.B.A. program, may be admitted. The student should submit an essay and 2 letters of recommendation for review by the program committee
A quality point index is calculated at the end of each semester to determine a student’s academic standing: warning, probation, suspension or dismissal.
Preliminary AdmissionStudents who provide unofficial documentation (such as transcripts) but are missing official documentation may be admitted preliminarily. These students will be given thirty days from the beginning date of the first course to provide official documentation to Adult Studies or risk being removed from class. A student cannot be certified for financial aid until he/she is officially admitted to the University. It is understood by all parties that, if for some reason a student is denied admission as a result of not having all documentation at the appropriate offices by the deadline stated, Belhaven University is not liable for any losses incurred to the student.
Up to six hours of transfer credit can be awarded at the discretion of the department chair.
Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the M.P.A. program, may be admitted using the following criteria:
Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the M.S.L. program, may be admitted using the following criteria:
The following are
required at the time of application:
Degree-seeking Application Process
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Mississippi Alternate Route to Techer Certification – Offered at the Jackson and DeSoto, MS campuses only. (The first two courses may be taken online)
Requirements for Initial Licensure
Foundations of Reading Exam
All M.Ed. and M.Ed. /RL applicants meet the following requirements:
Master of Education in Reading Literacy(M.Ed. /RL) applicantsmust be teaching in a public or private school AND
Provide a Letter of Confirmation from a supervising administrator of the individual’s current school of employment indicating years of experience and potential as a Reading Literacy specialist.
Proficiency in English
Proficiency in the English language as demonstrated by at least two years of successful academic work at the college or university level in the United States or by a minimum score of 550 paper-based or 79 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). (A REQUIREMENT FOR ADMITTANCE TO ANY GRADUATE PROGRAMS)
Licensure Only (Mississippi Alternate Route), Special Student Application Process (non-degree seeking)
NOTE: Only 12 hours taken as a non-degree student may be applied toward a degree.
A student whose study at Belhaven University has been interrupted for three or more consecutive semesters must apply for readmission. The requirements for degrees in effect at the time of readmission must be completed. Any student suspended for academic reasons may be readmitted only upon the recommendation of the Graduate Teacher Education Council.
The time you begin your first course in the MAT, MED-Curriculum and Instruction, MED-Preparation for National Board, MED-Educational Technology or MED-Reading Literacy program to the time you complete your studies and graduate cannot exceed five (5) years.
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