Admission Requirements

Master of Management

Learn to think strategically, understand organizational culture, and effectively motivate the people who power a business.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree
  • GMAT
  • GPA 2.8
  • 2 Letters of Recommendations

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Master in Education (M.Ed.)

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • College G.P.A. of 3.0 or above
  • Passing scores on the SAT if taken March 5, 2016, or later:
    Math 530
    Evidence based Reading and Writing 480

    Applicants who have previously passed any sections of the MDE Basic Skills requirement many use scores from the PRE & ACT if taken prior to September 23, 2017.

If your test results are below the required above scores, you can re-take the SAT test.  To schedule a time to re-take the test or for more information on the SAT test go to this link Scholastic Aptitude Test (S.A.T)

Study materials and practice tests for the SAT can be found at this link SAT study practice materials

Students are officially admitted into the AQ School of Education teacher preparation program upon successful completion of the EN 501 Introduction to Education course.

Prior to official admission into the teacher preparation program, AQ students can take:

EN 507 Human Growth & Schooling (3 credits, Fall and Spring)
EN 509 Foundations of Education (3 credits, Fall and Spring)
EN 130 Technology in the Classroom (2 credits, online)

Interested applicants can schedule an advising appointment by selecting Advising Appointment

Master of Art in Counseling

All applicants enter the Program as Conditional Admits. The specific requirements needed for an applicant to take a graduate course are as follows:

  1. A completed Graduate Studies Application for Admission.
  2. An official report of GRE scores
    1. Preferred Minimum Scores:
      1. Verbal Reasoning > 142
      2. Quantitative Reasoning > 142
      3. Analytical Writing > 3.3
  3. Transcripts will be accepted from institutions accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission or other regional accrediting commissions which have been recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Official (sealed) transcripts must be sent directly from all previously attended colleges or universities. Applicants must have:
    1. Earned a Bachelor’s degree.
    2. A minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
      1. Applicants who either do not meet the undergraduate minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 or the minimum GRE score requirements (Section 2) may be admitted on Probation and considered for full admission. These applicants must earn minimum grades of B in each course taken to qualify for final admission in the CMHC Program.
    3. International applicants must complete the above requirements in addition to the international applicant requirements for students wishing to attend Aquinas College.
  4. Three letters of recommendation to be written on forms supplied by the CMHC program. The letters must be from professional or academic persons knowledgeable of the applicant’s academic and/or professional experiences and dispositions (letters from family or personal friends are not acceptable). Please use the form located here.
  5. Submission of current Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and FBI background checks.
    1. In the event that the applicant has been convicted of a felony offense, Aquinas College will require a separate explanation of circumstances. The Program Director reserves the right to make the final decision with regard to acceptance in the Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, and also reserves the right to depart from and/or supplement the admission criteria based upon the best interests of Aquinas College.
  6. The CMHC Program at Aquinas College admits new students in the Fall semester. All students must complete COU 500: Orientation to Grad Studies at Aquinas & the CMHC prior to beginning classes. COU 500 is offered as 1 day, 0 credit hour course, on the Saturday before classes begin.
  7. Completion of at least the equivalent of nine semester hours in social or behavioral sciences from an accredited institution.
    1. If the applicant is judged to be deficient in the social or behavioral sciences, he/she may be required to complete successfully appropriate undergraduate courses without graduate credit before admission to the program.
  8. The CMHC Program at Aquinas offers full-time and part-time cohort plans beginning in the Fall semester.
  9. Upon receipt/completion of items 1 through 6 above, conditionally admitted students may enroll in their cohort courses while completing the final admission process.
    1. Full-time cohorts will take COU 502, COU 503, and COU 504
    2. Part-time cohorts will take COU 502 and COU 504