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Graduate Admission Policies and Application Procedures

Graduate Admission Policies

A student who holds a bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university is eligible to apply for admission. The student's previous academic record must give evidence of the ability and the preparation necessary for successfully pursuing graduate study. Admission will be based on an evaluation of the applicant's potential for success in both the program and the profession.

Graduate Application Procedures

Applications, with all supporting documents, must be completed before or during the first semester of enrollment. (See application procedures for Doctor of Physical Therapy Admission)

The applicant forwards the following to:

The Office of Graduate Admission
Mount St. Mary's College
10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90007-2598

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  1. Application and application fee.
  2. One official, sealed, transcript of all previous college work, both undergraduate and graduate, sent directly from each institution to the Office of Graduate Admission. These records should demonstrate a minimum GPA of 3.0 for applicants to all graduate programs.
  3. Letters of recommendation from persons who have had ample opportunity to judge the applicant's academic ability, achievement and professional potential. (Personal references from family members, close friends, and neighbors are discouraged.)
  4. Statement of interest/application essay (see Graduate Application).
  5. For DPT applicants, official GRE score reports should be submitted to PTCAS.  All other required official test reports are to be sent to Graduate Admissions.  The California Subject Examination for Teachers is required for Education applicants.  The Graduate Record Exam or Graduate Management Admission Test is required for MBA applicants with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 during the last 60 semester units.
  6. An interview with graduate faculty may be included, depending on the program.
  7. MSN applicants should contact Graduate Admissions concerning health clearances and current requirements.

IN ADDITION, GRADUATES OF FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES AT WHICH ENGLISH IS NOT THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE MUST:

  1. Submit results of the IELTS test with required minimum band score of 6.5 OR submit results of the TOEFL test with required minimum score of 79 for internet-based test, 213 for computer-based test, or 550 for the paper-based test..
  2. Have their transcripts sent to an MSMC approved credential evaluation service agency for equivalency evaluation. 

International students must:

  1. Submit a notarized statement and supporting documents guaranteeing financial support during the period of study at Mount St. Mary's College.
  2. Submit a medical certificate.
  3. Complete necessary visa documents.

 CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT REQUIREMENTS FOR PROSPECTIVE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS

Non-Discrimination / Equal Educational Opportunity Policy:

Mount St. Mary's College is committed to providing an educational environment that is free from discrimination. The College prohibits all forms of unlawful discrimination in the administration of its admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or in its educational programs, on the basis of sex, sexual orientation or preference, gender, gender identity, race, color, religion, national origin, creed, citizenship status, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, medical conditions including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

Policy of Zero Tolerance for Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation: 

Federal law and state law, including Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, prohibit the College from discriminating against students or employees on the basis of protected characteristics, including, but not limited to: sex, sexual orientation or preference, gender, gender identity, race, color, religion, national origin, creed, citizenship status, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, medical conditions including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, and military or veteran status. Mount St. Mary’s College is concerned about the safety and well-being of its employees and students, and is committed to providing an environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of these protected characteristics, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. To this end, the College strictly prohibits all forms of unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), discrimination or retaliation in any form. Anyone who violates this policy of zero tolerance is subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including immediate termination or dismissal. To read more on MSMC's zero tolerance policy, please click here.