Oct 20, 2018  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Graduate Admission Requirements


Graduate Admissions

Common General Requirements:

  1. Application for admission.
  2. Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions.
  3. International students: English language proficiency requirements vary by program, please review the requirements for the program of interest.

Admission requirements at the graduate level vary by program.  Please review the requirements for the program of interest.

Transfer of Credit

No more than six credits can be transferred into any master’s degree program. Only credits from a regionally accredited college or university may be transferred into Maryville.*

Graduate Programs

Graduate Bridge / Early Access Programs

 

* - Some academic programs will accept more than 6 credits in transfer.  Please see the individual programs for specific details.


College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Science in Actuarial Science  

  1. Application for admission.
  2. Non-refundable application processing fee
  3. GRE (Graduate Record Exam): a minimum score of 600 on the mathematics quantitative sections.
  4. GPA (Grade Point Average): at least 3.0 (on 4.0 scales) on the last two years of the baccalaureate degree.
  5. A baccalaureate degree in mathematics or science or related field from a regionally accredited college or university verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Maryville University. The student should be able to demonstrate a strong mathematics background through grades in mathematics courses, an undergraduate B.Sc. thesis involving mathematics, sciences, or risk analysis, or work experience involving actuarial science.
  6. Two letters of recommendation.
  7. A letter of intent.

International applicants to the graduate Actuarial Science program must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  1. TOEFL IBT 79 or higher (no subscore lower than 18). Test date must be within two years of application.
  2. IELTS Score of 6.0 or higher (no subscore lower than 5.5). Test date must be within two years of application
  3. PTE Academic Score of 54 or higher. Test date must be within two years of application.
  4. DET Score of 51 or higher. Test date must be within one year of application.
  5. Undergraduate degree earned in the United States.
  6. Medium of instruction letters only accepted for countries AACRAO identifies as a medium of instruction is English country.
  7. From a country where English is the first and official language of the country.
  8. Some programs may also require an interview and/or writing sample.

Maryville University does not offer admission without the submission of a test score or other proof of English proficiency. 

The Maryville University English proficiency requirements may be higher, lower, or equal to English proficiency requirements for programs/careers requiring licensing examinations and proof of English proficiency. The onus is on the student to understand licensing requirements for the state and/or country and to meet those requirements.

Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership  

  1. Completed online application;
  2. A 300-word written statement of purpose that explains why you have chosen the Strategic Communication and Leadership program and how it will help you accomplish your education and/or career goals;
  3. Resume;
  4. Official transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate work;
  5. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

International applicants to the graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  1. TOEFL IBT 79 or higher (no subscore lower than 18). Test date must be within two years of application.
  2. IELTS Score of 6.0 or higher (no subscore lower than 5.5). Test date must be within two years of application
  3. PTE Academic Score of 54 or higher. Test date must be within two years of application.
  4. DET Score of 51 or higher. Test date must be within one year of application.
  5. Undergraduate degree earned in the United States.
  6. Medium of instruction letters only accepted for countries AACRAO identifies as a medium of instruction is English country.
  7. From a country where English is the first and official language of the country.
  8. Some programs may also require an interview and/or writing sample.

 

Maryville University does not offer admission without the submission of a test score or other proof of English proficiency. 

The Maryville University English proficiency requirements may be higher, lower, or equal to English proficiency requirements for programs/careers requiring licensing examinations and proof of English proficiency. The onus is on the student to understand licensing requirements for the state and/or country and to meet those requirements.

Conditional Acceptance

For those students whose grades do not meet the overall minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or whose admissions application is incomplete, conditional acceptance may be granted provided there is other evidence that the applicant has the ability to do satisfactory graduate work. Such evidence might include an excellent record of graduate work at another institution, high scores on any of the graduate school tests, or exceptional professional experience.

Students whose undergraduate GPA is under 3.0 will be re-evaluated after they have taken 6 graduate credits. If their graduate GPA is lower than 3.0, they will be asked to withdraw from the program. Students who have been granted conditional acceptance due to incomplete admissions applications must complete their application prior to beginning their third course. Their applications will be re-evaluated as soon as all documents have been received.


The John E. Simon School of Business

All Graduate Programs in the John E. Simon School of Business have the same admission and application requirements.

  1. Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  2. Application for Admission
  3. Admission Essay / Personal Statement
  4. Official transcripts from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution.
    * Additional official and/or unofficial transcripts may be requested during admission for financial aid reviews.
  5. Official transcripts representing all graduate coursework.
  6. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  7. Resume (Optional)

Conditional Admission:
Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA below a 3.0 may be considered for conditional admission.

International applicants to the graduate programs in the John E. Simon School of Business must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  1. TOEFL IBT 79 or higher (no subscore lower than 18). Test date must be within two years of application.
  2. IELTS Score of 6.0 or higher (no subscore lower than 5.5). Test date must be within two years of application
  3. PTE Academic Score of 54 or higher. Test date must be within two years of application.
  4. DET Score of 51 or higher. Test date must be within one year of application.
  5. Undergraduate degree earned in the United States.
  6. Medium of instruction letters only accepted for countries AACRAO identifies as a medium of instruction is English country.
  7. From a country where English is the first and official language of the country.
  8. Some programs may also require an interview and/or writing sample.

Maryville University does not offer admission without the submission of a test score or other proof of English proficiency. 

The Maryville University English proficiency requirements may be higher, lower, or equal to English proficiency requirements for programs/careers requiring licensing examinations and proof of English proficiency. The onus is on the student to understand licensing requirements for the state and/or country and to meet those requirements.

Current Programs in the Simon School of Business include:

Master of Business Administration  

Master of Science in Accounting  

Master of Science in Business Data Analytics  

Master of Science in Cyber Security  

Master of Arts in Management and Leadership  

Master of Science in Software Development  

 


School of Education

Master of Arts in Education

  1. Application for admission.
  2. Must have a cumulative 3.0 or higher grade point average with a conferred degree from an accredited university
  3. Resume
  4. Official transcripts from all current and previously attended accredited universities
  5. Two recommendation letters
  6. No conditional acceptance will be allowed into any School of Education (SOE) graduate program.  Conditional defined as students not meeting the admission criteria indicated by the SOE.
  7. Many programs may also require an on-site interview and/or writing sample.

International applicants to the graduate programs in the School of Education must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  1. TOEFL IBT 79 and sub-score of 23 in speaking, reading, writing, and listening  Test date must be within two years of application.
  2. IELTS Score of 6.5 and sub-score of 6 in speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Test date must be within two years of application.
  3. An undergraduate degree in education earned in the United States.
  4. Many programs may also require an interview and/or writing sample.

Prospective students who already have obtained a bachelor degree within the United States and who wish to become certified in the State of Missouri to teach Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School or Secondary education may apply to the Post Baccalaureate Master of Arts in Education with a Certification program. Prospective students who already have obtained a bachelor degree in Education may apply for a Master of Arts in Education without Certification program. Prospective students who already have obtained an initial teaching certification may apply to the Master of Arts in Education Reading/Literacy Certification program. A transcript analysis is required to verify any additional State of Missouri certification requirements for all graduate programs.

The School of Education reviews all completed files and makes a recommendation for admission.   Candidates that are pursuing an initial teaching certification in Elementary, Early Childhood, Middle School or Secondary will have to meet additional criteria, which include (passing all required DESE Assessments, Clinical Field Placements, and maintaining a minimum cumulative and professional education/content grade point average of 3.0).                                                

Retention Policy

  1. Retention in the School of Education, Graduate Programs is contingent upon maintaining a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and no more than one grade of “C+/C”. Certification seeking students must also maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all professional education and content classes.
  2. Any student receiving a “C+/C” in coursework will be required to meet with the course instructor and advisors to address any specific academic concerns. 
  3. Students who receive a second grade of “C/C+” will be automatically dismissed from the program the semester in which the grade is received.
  4. Students who receive one “D” or “F” grade will be automatically dismissed from the program the semester in which the grade is received.
  5. If at any point during the semester a student’s GPA drops below a 3.0, the student will be dismissed from the program at the conclusion of the semester in which the GPA falls below 3.0.

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

These programs are designed for practicing professionals. The EdD with a concentration in educational leadership is for those who have already completed an MA in Education and initial licensure for the principalship. The EdD with a concentration in teacher leadership is for experienced teachers who want to lead from their classrooms or schools. Admissions requirements for the EdD with a concentration in educational leadership and the EdD with a concentration in teacher leadership are as follows:

  1. Application for admission
  2. Cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0
  3. Two satisfactory professional recommendations
  4. Successful interview
  5. Successful on-site writing sample
  6. Documentation of teacher certification for the EdD in Teacher Leadership; documentation of principal certification for the EdD in Educational Leadership
  7. Upon evaluation of individual credentials, up to nine hours of post-MA credit may be transferred to the EdD

The EdD with a concentration in higher education leadership is for those employed in higher education institutions or in schools or organizations with an expressed interest in working within higher education. Admissions requirements for the EdD with a concentration in higher education leadership are as follows:

  1. Application for admission
  2. Cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0
  3. Two satisfactory professional recommendations
  4. Successful writing sample
  5. Upon evaluation of individual credentials, up to nine hours of post-MA credit may be transferred to the EdD

 


College of Health Professions

Master of Health Administration  

  1. Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  2. Application for Admission
  3. Admission Essay / Personal Statement
  4. Official transcripts from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution.
    * Additional official and/or unofficial transcripts may be requested during admission for financial aid reviews.
  5. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  6. Resume (Optional)

Conditional Admission:
Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA below a 3.0 may be considered for conditional admission.

International applicants to the Master of Public Health program must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  1. TOEFL IBT 92 or higher (no subscore lower than 23). Test date must be within one year of application.
  2. IELTS Score of 6.5 or higher (no subscore lower than 6). Test date must be within one year of application
  3. PTE Academic Score of 62 or higher. Test date must be within two years of application.
  4. DET Score of 61 or higher. Test date must be within one year of application.
  5. Undergraduate degree earned in the United States.
  6. Medium of instruction letters only accepted for countries AACRAO identifies as a medium of instruction is English country.
  7. From a country where English is the first and official language of the country.
  8. Some programs may also require an interview and/or writing sample.

Maryville University does not offer admission without the submission of a test score or other proof of English proficiency. 

The Maryville University English proficiency requirements may be higher, lower, or equal to English proficiency requirements for programs/careers requiring licensing examinations and proof of English proficiency. The onus is on the student to understand licensing requirements for the state and/or country and to meet those requirements.

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology  

  1. Application for admission (online application only).
  2. Official transcripts of all college and university courses completed must be sent directly to Maryville University from the registrar of each institution attended. Students who have attended institutions outside the United States should provide comparably certified and evaluated documents (the use of services such as World Education Services –WES is highly recommended).
  3. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required for acceptance into the master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Maryville University.  This degree must be in communication sciences and disorders or speech-language pathology; alternatively, a “bridge” program or “leveling” sequence of undergraduate courses may be completed in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree in the major.  Please see below for a listing of our undergraduate courses required for the “bridge” program.
  4. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  5. Applicant must complete and submit official scores from the GRE (Graduate Record Examination), including Verbal, Analytical, and Writing components. 
  6. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation.  Please use references who know your professional qualifications and academic readiness for graduate study.  Please use the reference forms located under “Downloadable Forms” which contains portions to be completed by both you and your references.  Reference forms should be sent (by your references) directly to the Maryville University Graduate Admissions Office.
  7. Applicants must submit a Resume or Curriculum Vitae.

International applicants to the Master of Speech-Language Pathology program must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  1. TOEFL IBT 100or higher (no subscore lower than 23). Test date must be within one year of application.
  2. IELTS Score of 7.0 or higher (no subscore lower than 6.5). Test date must be within one year of application
  3. PTE Academic Score of 73 or higher. Test date must be within two years of application.
  4. DET Score of 72 or higher. Test date must be within one year of application.
  5. Undergraduate degree earned in the United States.
  6. Medium of instruction letters only accepted for countries AACRAO identifies as a medium of instruction is English country.
  7. From a country where English is the first and official language of the country.
  8. Some programs may also require an interview and/or writing sample.

Maryville University does not offer admission without the submission of a test score or other proof of English proficiency. 

The Maryville University English proficiency requirements may be higher, lower, or equal to English proficiency requirements for programs/careers requiring licensing examinations and proof of English proficiency. The onus is on the student to understand licensing requirements for the state and/or country and to meet those requirements.

Additional Admission Requirements

  1. Degree: B.S. in Communication Science and Disorders, Communication Disorders, Speech Pathology OR an undergraduate degree in another area plus completion of the essential coursework in Communication Science and Disorders equivalent to the Maryville University courses below:

    Required Undergraduate Courses (or equivalents) for the Bridge Program:
  2. Demonstrated knowledge, likely through undergraduate coursework, is required for each of the following: biological sciences, physical sciences, statistics, social/behavioral sciences.

Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling  

  1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Official transcripts of all college and university courses completed sent directly to Maryville University by the registrar of each institution attended.  Students who have attended institutions outside the United States should provide comparably certified and evaluated documents.
  3. Application for admission.
  4. Admissions essay
  5. Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for full acceptance to the program. Conditional acceptance for one semester may be given to those individuals who do not meet this standard but have demonstrated exceptional strengths worthy of review.
  6. Resume or Curriculum Vitae.  Please include the contact information (including name, professional title, organization, phone number, and email address) for two professional references.  Submission of your resume serves as permission to contact references.

International applicants to the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling program must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  1. TOEFL IBT 92 or higher (no subscore lower than 23). Test date must be within one year of application.
  2. IELTS Score of 6.5 or higher (no subscore lower than 6). Test date must be within one year of application
  3. PTE Academic Score of 62 or higher. Test date must be within two years of application.
  4. DET Score of 61 or higher. Test date must be within one year of application.
  5. Undergraduate degree earned in the United States.
  6. Medium of instruction letters only accepted for countries AACRAO identifies as a medium of instruction is English country.
  7. From a country where English is the first and official language of the country.
  8. Some programs may also require an interview and/or writing sample.

Maryville University does not offer admission without the submission of a test score or other proof of English proficiency. 

The Maryville University English proficiency requirements may be higher, lower, or equal to English proficiency requirements for programs/careers requiring licensing examinations and proof of English proficiency. The onus is on the student to understand licensing requirements for the state and/or country and to meet those requirements.

Master of Music Therapy  

Applicants are expected to have a bachelor’s degree and board certification in music therapy. Applicants who hold a degree in another area of music but who are not certified in music therapy are eligible to apply for the combined master’s/equivalency program. This program integrates undergraduate courses in music therapy required for certification with the master’s degree curriculum. Applicants who do not have at least 60 undergraduate credits in music will apply initially for the bachelor’s degree.

Application requirements include:

  1. Application for admission
  2. Career goal statement
  3. Official transcripts of all previous academic work
  4. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  5. Three letters of recommendation
  6. On-site or telephone interview
  7. Music audition

International applicants to the Master of Music Therapy program must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  1. TOEFL IBT 92 or higher (no subscore lower than 23). Test date must be within one year of application.
  2. IELTS Score of 6.5 or higher (no subscore lower than 6). Test date must be within one year of application
  3. PTE Academic Score of 62 or higher. Test date must be within two years of application.
  4. DET Score of 61 or higher. Test date must be within one year of application.
  5. Undergraduate degree earned in the United States.
  6. Medium of instruction letters only accepted for countries AACRAO identifies as a medium of instruction is English country.
  7. From a country where English is the first and official language of the country.
  8. Some programs may also require an interview and/or writing sample.

Maryville University does not offer admission without the submission of a test score or other proof of English proficiency. 

The Maryville University English proficiency requirements may be higher, lower, or equal to English proficiency requirements for programs/careers requiring licensing examinations and proof of English proficiency. The onus is on the student to understand licensing requirements for the state and/or country and to meet those requirements.

A program audition and interview may be scheduled after an application has been filed. If a telephone interview is required the applicant must submit YouTube links to audition pieces for review by the Maryville music and music therapy faculty. The live or recorded audition must consist of two pieces in different styles in the applicant’s major performance medium and two standard songs sung by the applicant.

Applicants will be interviewed by Maryville’s music therapy faculty. In addition, faculty from the music department will participate in the interview process. Applicants will be expected to discuss their professional goals, their musical strengths, and weaknesses, their philosophy of music therapy and the efforts they have made to advance their knowledge in music therapy.

The applicant’s goal statement should be a one to two page, typed document in which the applicant discusses his/her professional goals and reasons for the pursuit of a graduate degree in music therapy. It is expected that this would be a well reasoned and professionally presented statement.

Master of Occupational Therapy     

To qualify for entry to the post-baccalaureate masters program applicants must:

  • Have completed a baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).  The degree must be completed by the end of the spring semester in which they submit their application.
  • Completed the following prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better. All pre-requisite courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester in which they submit their application.
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    • General Psychology
    • Human Development Through Lifespan
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Understanding Statistical Inference (Psychology or Math Statistics)
    • Introduction to Sociology or Anthropology
    • Medical Terminology
  • Complete the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Maryville’s Institutional GRE code is 6399. 
  • Submit three letters of recommendation.
  • Complete and document at least 20 hours of observation with an occupational therapy practitioner(s).
  • Document pertinent health-related, volunteer/community, employment, internship, research and extracurricular activities.
  • Submit an application through the Occupational Therapy Common Application System (OT-CAS). The application must be submitted by January 1, 2019.
  • The Occupational Therapy Program encourages and gives full consideration to all qualified applicants for admission.

International applicants to the Master of Occupational Therapy program must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  1. TOEFL IBT 92 or higher (no subscore lower than 23). Test date must be within one year of application.
  2. IELTS Score of 6.5 or higher (no subscore lower than 6). Test date must be within one year of application
  3. PTE Academic Score of 62 or higher. Test date must be within two years of application.
  4. DET Score of 61 or higher. Test date must be within one year of application.
  5. Undergraduate degree earned in the United States.
  6. Medium of instruction letters only accepted for countries AACRAO identifies as a medium of instruction is English country.
  7. From a country where English is the first and official language of the country.
  8. Some programs may also require an interview and/or writing sample.

Maryville University does not offer admission without the submission of a test score or other proof of English proficiency. 

The Maryville University English proficiency requirements may be higher, lower, or equal to English proficiency requirements for programs/careers requiring licensing examinations and proof of English proficiency. The onus is on the student to understand licensing requirements for the state and/or country and to meet those requirements.

Doctor of Physical Therapy  

Maryville’s program in Physical Therapy is an Early Assurance (freshman admit) graduate program. For information on admissions requirements, click here .

Master of Science in Nursing   

The following MSN concentrations are offered by the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing:
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (ACPCNP) – on ground and online options
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) – on ground and online options
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) – online only
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP) – online only
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) – online only
Admission Requirements
  1. Completion of a BSN from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Current unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the United States.
  4. Three letters of recommendation (minimum of one academic, one clinical).
  5. Copy of curriculum vitae/resume.
  6. A 500-word essay outlining the applicant’s reasons for pursuing a career as a nursing practitioner and plans to use the master’s education to affect patient outcomes.

International applicants to any Nursing program must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  1. TOEFL IBT 92 or higher (no subscore lower than 23). Test date must be within one year of application.
  2. IELTS Score of 6.5 or higher (no subscore lower than 6). Test date must be within one year of application
  3. PTE Academic Score of 62 or higher. Test date must be within two years of application.
  4. DET Score of 61 or higher. Test date must be within one year of application.
  5. Undergraduate degree earned in the United States.
  6. Medium of instruction letters only accepted for countries AACRAO identifies as a medium of instruction is English country.
  7. From a country where English is the first and official language of the country.
  8. Some programs may also require an interview and/or writing sample.

Maryville University does not offer admission without the submission of a test score or other proof of English proficiency. 

The Maryville University English proficiency requirements may be higher, lower, or equal to English proficiency requirements for programs/careers requiring licensing examinations and proof of English proficiency. The onus is on the student to understand licensing requirements for the state and/or country and to meet those requirements.

Post Master’s Advanced Practice Nurse Certification Programs  

Each of the concentrations listed in the Master of Science in Nursing section are available as post-master’s certificates.
Admission Requirements
  1. Completion of a MSN from an ACEN or CCNE accredited program.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Current unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the United States.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)  

Post-MSN
  1. MS or MSN from an ACEN or CCNE accredited nursing program.
  2. Proof of current board certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse.
  3. Minimum of 3.25 GPA in Master’s program in nursing on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Three letters of recommendation (suggest a minimum of one academic, one clinical).
  5. Copy of curriculum vitae.
  6. An essay, typed and double-spaced, addressing the following topics:  Describe three experiences that have prepared you for doctoral study and describe an issue in your current practice that would lend itself to scholarly inquiry.  This essay should be no longer than 3 pages.
  7. An interview may be requested.

BSN-DNP

  1. A BSN from an ACEN/CCNE accredited nursing program.
  2. A minimum of 3.25 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Three letters of recommendation (suggest a minimum of one academic, one clinical).
  4. Copy of curriculum vitae/resume.
  5. An essay, typed and double-spaced, addressing the following topics: reasons for pursuing a career as a nurse practitioner, how do you plan to use your education to affect patient outcomes and describe a potential clinical issue that would lend itself to scholarly inquiry.

Graduate Bridge/Early Access Programs

Business Programs

The early access program provides students the opportunity to accelerate their progress toward a Simon School of Business graduate program.  Qualified undergraduate students may take 12 credit hours at the graduate level that count toward the undergraduate and graduate degree. Students must have completed 75 undergraduate credit hours (at least 20 credit hours at Maryville) and have a grade point average of 3.25. Students must receive a grade of B or higher in the early access graduate courses to remain in the early access program.  Click here for a listing of the graduate programs offered through the Simon School of Business.

Elementary Education

Qualified Maryville psychology or English majors may apply for admission to the elementary education bridge program during the fall of their junior year. Students complete a program of combined coursework in psychology or English and education and then, during the fifth year, complete the requirements for a Master of Arts in Education and for certification to teach the elementary grades (1-6) in the Missouri public schools. Early Childhood majors bridge into M.A.Ed. coursework in their fourth year.

Secondary Education Bridge

Qualified English, biology, chemistry, mathematics, or history majors may apply for admission to the Secondary Education Bridge during the fall of their junior year. Students complete a program of coursework in their major and selected education undergraduate and graduate courses prior to bachelor’s degree graduation. In their senior year, they apply for admission to the Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teaching and Inquiry (a 14-month program) for certification to teach in grades 9-12.

Application for access to candidacy for this program does not guarantee admission to the MAE/STI program.

Actuarial Science

All Maryville University Actuarial Science students in good standing are eligible for early access to the graduate program in Actuarial Science. Qualified undergraduate students may take 12 credits hours at the graduate level that count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree. Students must have completed 100 undergraduate credit hours (at least 20 credit hours at Maryville) and have a grade point average of 3.6 to be eligible for early admission.

Early access students are not required to take the GRE or TOEFL.

Music Therapy

Undergraduate students in the undergraduate Music Therapy degree program who have completed 90 credit hours and have a 3.0 GPA or higher may take up to 6 credits in the Master of Music Therapy degree program.  Students who wish to complete the remaining 30 credits of graduate coursework must complete the application process for admission into the Master of Music Therapy degree.

Rehabilitation Counseling

All Maryville undergraduates who are in good standing and have completed at least 90 credit hours may take up to 12 credit hours in Rehabilitation Counseling that count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree. Students who wish to complete the remaining 36 credits of graduate coursework must complete the Rehabilitation Counseling application process. Additional coursework is available for specialization in marriage and family therapy, and substance abuse.

Social Work

Baccalaureate students majoring in Sociology or in the Psychology/Sociology double major are eligible to apply for early acceptance in the Master of Social Work program at Saint Louis University. See the academic course listing for Social Sciences for information on this program.

Strategic Communication and Leadership

Early Access Option - Maryville undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 100 credit hours, with at least 20 credit hours from Maryville, and who have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 and/or have demonstrated significant academic ability in the major through the last two years of academic work may apply to take courses toward the Early Access Option. Students should consult with their academic adviser and the Graduate Director for more information. Early access students may earn up to 12 credit hours of coursework in the graduate Strategic Communication and Leadership program in consultation with the Graduate Director.