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Office of Graduate Admissions

G R A D U A T E & DOCTORAL P R O G R A M S

Graduate Certificate Programs

Project Management Food and Nutrition Science

Master's Degree Programs

Biology Computer Science Counselor Education Criminal Justice

Economics Education Educational Administration and Supervision Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics Media Management Psychology Sport Management

Doctoral Programs

Educational Administration & Supervision (Ed.D.) (Traditional & Online) Psychology (Ph.D.)

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Office of Graduate Admissions

Virginia State University

Graduate & Doctoral Programs Application Deadlines

Program

Biology Computer Science - M.S. Counselor Education Criminal Justice Economics Education Educational Administration & Supervision Educational Administration & Supervision Food & Nutrition Science Mathematics Media Management Interdisciplinary Studies Project Management Psychology Psychology Sport Management

Degree

Master of Science Master of Science Master of Education, Master of Science Master of Science Master of Science Master of Education, Master of Science Master of Education, Master of Science Doctor of Education Graduate Certificate Master of Science

Master of Arts Master of Interdisciplinary Studies

Graduate Certificate Master of Science Doctor of Philosophy Master of Science

Fall (2020 Only)

July 31st

Spring

November 1st

July 31st

November 1st

July 31st

November 1st

July 31st

November 1st

July 31st

November 1st

July 31st

November 1st

July 31st

November 1st

July 31st

Admits for Fall terms only

July 31st

November 1st

July 31st

November 1st

July 31st

November 1st

July 31st

November 1st

July 31st

November 1st

July 31st

Admits for Fall terms only

January 15th

Admits for Fall terms only

July 31st

November 1st

Office of Graduate Admissions

Virginia State University

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS SUMMARY

An applicant for graduate study is expected to hold, as a minimum, the bachelor's degree from a college or university of recognized standing. The applicant's preparation must be appropriate to the desired program, and must meet the requirements of the specific degree program pursued. Your application will be evaluated when all necessary materials are received.

A completed application packet will consist of:

1. Graduate Application for Admission: completed and submitted on-line.

2. Application Fee: discontinued. Please do not pay an application fee. NOTES: As Virginia's "Opportunity University", we want to remove every possible barrier to higher education.

3. Official Transcript(s): Official transcripts from the college / university awarding the Bachelor's degree Official transcripts from all other colleges or universities attended

Graduates of Virginia State University (VSU) are NOT required to submit VSU transcripts, but must submit transcripts for all other colleges or universities attended

Official Evaluated transcripts for coursework completed at colleges or universities outside of the United States. To select an approved evaluating agency visit:



We prefer World Education Services (WES)

NOTES:

You may provide an unofficial transcript for current unfinished coursework (i.e., you have not graduated from your current degree program). However, you must provide the official degree awarding transcript prior to actual enrollment.

Send your official transcripts to:

US Mail

Office of Graduate Admissions Virginia State University PO Box 9080 Petersburg, Virginia 23803

Electronic

gradadmiss@vsu.edu rwilliams@vsu.edu jsuber@vsu.edu

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Office of Graduate Admissions

Virginia State University

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS SUMMARY

4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE):

Waived by most programs for Fall 2020 (see below) At Virginia State University, some programs require official GRE scores from the " General Test " ., some programs do not require the GRE. Contact for GRE Test At Home option (Psychology applicants)

Official GRE scores must be no more than five (5) or six (6) years old, depending upon program. To schedule the GRE, please visit Authorize Virginia State University to access your official GRE Scores. Our institution code is 5860 . NOTES: Contact the academic program if you are concerned about the minimum scores required.

5. Supplemental Requirements:

Based upon your intended program of study, you may be required to submit additional information as indicated below:

For Fall 2020 only--waived for Biology, Counselor Education, Educational

GRE

Administration & Supervision (EDAS), & Food & Nutrition Science; Preferred but not

required for Biology, Required for Psychology

*IELTS

6.0 preferred, 5.5 minimum; required if your native language is not English and you have not completed coursework in the United States

Interview

Required for Counselor Education & Psychology; you will be contacted by the academic department--ensure your contact information is accurate

PRAXIS

Required for Elementary & Special Education

PRAXIS II Professional Letters of Recommendation Resume or Vitae

Supplemental Application

*TOEFL Virginia Communication Literacy Assessment (VCLA) Writing Sample

Required for Elementary Education

Required for Biology, Counselor Education, Educational Administration & Supervision (EDAS), Media Management & Psychology; on official letterhead; must contain recommender's contact information Required for Counselor Education, Educational Administration & Supervision (EDAS) & Psychology

Required for Counselor Education, Food & Nutrition Science, Interdisciplinary Studies & Psychology; required in addition to the Graduate Application for Admission

Internet Based 61 (prefer 71), Computer Based 173 (prefer 193), Paper Based 500 (prefer 527); required if your native language is not English and you have not completed coursework in the United States

Required for Elementary & Special Education

Required for Biology, Criminal Justice & Media Management

* TOEFL or IELTS, not both

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Office of Graduate Admissions

Virginia State University

Supplemental Requirements for Doctoral & Graduate Programs

Program

Degree Offered

Supplemental Application

Letters of

Resume / Personal

Recommendation Vitae Statement

Writing Sample

Graduate Record Exam

PRAXIS

VCLA

Biology

Master of Science

Computer Science Counselor Education

Community Counseling

Master of Science

Master of Education Master of Science

concentration

Yes

School Counseling

concentration

Yes

Criminal Justice

Master of Science

Economics

Master of Arts

Pure Economics

concentration

Public Administration

concentration

Project Management

Education

Curriculum & Instruction

concentration

Master of Education Master of Science

concentration

Elementary Education

concentration

Special Education

Educational Administration & Supervision

Administrative Leadership

concentration

Master of Education Master of Science

concentration

Organizational Leadership

concentration

3

Yes

Waived

3

3

Yes

Yes

Waived

3

Yes

Yes

Waived

3

Yes

Yes

3

Yes

Yes

3

Yes

Yes

3

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Waived Waived Waived

(804) 524-5984

gradadmiss@vsu.edu

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Office of Graduate Admissions

Virginia State University

Supplemental Requirements for Doctoral & Graduate Programs

Program

Degree Offered

Supplemental Application

Letters of

Resume / Personal

Recommendation Vitae Statement

Educational Administration & Supervision

Doctor of Education

Food & Nutrition Science

Graduate Certificate

Yes

Health Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy

Behavioral & Community Health Sciences

concentration

Yes

Clinical Psychology

concentration

Yes

Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies

Yes

Master of Education Master of Science

Pure Mathematics

area of specialty

Applied Mathematics

area of specialty

Mathematics Education

Media Management Project Management

concentration Master of Arts Graduate Certificate

Psychology

Master of Science

General Psychology

concentration

Yes

Clinical Psychology

concentration

Yes

Sport Management

Master of Science

3

Yes

Yes

3

3

Yes

Yes

3

Yes

Yes

3

Yes

3

3

3

Yes

Yes

3

Yes

Yes

Writing Sample

Graduate Record Exam

PRAXIS

VCLA

Yes

Waived

Waived

Yes Yes

Yes

Yes Yes

(804) 524-5984

gradadmiss@vsu.edu

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