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 - Graduate Admission Requirement
 - Unconditional Admission Requirement
 - Conditional Admission Requirement
 - Academic Good Standing
 - University Scholarships
 - Department Scholarships
 - Graduate Assistantships

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Graduate Admission Requirements
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A bachelor's degree from a college or university approved by a regional accrediting agency is required. Transcripts from all schools attended must be submitted to the Registrar. Any undergraduate major is accepted and no leveling work is required. An applicant who has earned a master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher educateion may be accepted without conditions on the basis of such degree.

Unconditional Admission Guidelines
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Unconditional Admission may be grnated to an applicant who meets the general admission requirements of Midwestern State Universirt graduate admission, and has met the department's minimum Competency requirements including consideration of the following.
     1) A competitive score on the quantitative section of the GRE;
     2) A competitive score on the analytical writing section of the GRE;
     3) A competitive score on the reading section of the GRE;
     4) Successful completion of College Algebra with a B or better within the last 3 years, or other documented evidence of analytical skills required for graduate level work approved by the Department Chair;
     5) Successful completion of a College level course in Technical/Report writing with a B or better within the last 3 years, or other documented evidence of graduate level writing skills approved by the Department Chair; and
     6) A basic knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint to enable the student to adequately prepare assignments and effectively function within the web-based instructional modes used in instruction.

Conditional Admission Guidelines
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Applicants who do not meet the requirements of unconditional admission may be admitted conditionally subject to specific requirements determined at that time. As a general rule,
     1) Conditional admission shall continue through the first twelve hours of graduate study.
     2) If the conditional admission requires leveling courses they must be completed in the first semester of attendance with a grade of B or better, unless the department agrees otherwise.
     3) Upon reaching twelve hours, the student's records will be reviewed to determine elligibility for full admission status.
     4) The student must have a 3.2 GPA in the first twelve hours and have no grade lower than a B in courses within the major.
     5) Any student removed from the program for academic reasons or rejected for admission to the MPA program may apply for a waiver.

Requirements for Academic Good Standing
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Any student who receives 2 grades of C or D, or a combination of C and D, or one F will be administratively removed from the program. MPA courses in which the student earns a grade of C or lower, may be repeated one time for a higher grade, with the approval of the department's academic review committee. A 3.0 overall GPA is required for graduation, and students must have a grade of B or better in all courses in the major.


Department Scholarships
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The Department of Health and Public Administration has scholarship and graduare assistantship opportunituies available for incoming students. We welcome your application for the scholarships or assistantship. The majority of the funds are awarded in the fall. However, in rare instances, some scholarhsip monies may be available for the spring semester.

Minnie Rhea Wood Scholarship
(Award amount varies; two equal payments Fall and Spring)
     1) Full time, fully admitted MHA or MSN student (9 hours per semester)
     2) Formal Application
     3) Degree Plan signed and on file
Priority given to students with a
     1) Graduate GPA of 3.2 or above; If the student's first term, an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above.
     2)  There is no limit to the number of times a student may receive this award.

Graduate Scholarships
     $1,000 per academic year; two equal payments of $500 (Fall and Spring)
     1) Undergraduate or Graduate GPA of 3.2 or above
     2) Fully admitted MPA or MHA student
     3) Full time attendance throughout the academic year (9 hours per semester)
     4) Degree plan signed and on file
     5) Formal application
Priority given to:
     1) Students need financial assistance due to extenuating circumstances (i.e. out of state students)
     2) Students who have received the scholarship one time
          Students who have received the scholarship twice will be given a lower priority than other qualifying students.

Graduate Assistantship
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      $1000 scholarship
      $7500 work related grant
     1) Full time Student in teh Department (9 hours per semester)
     2) Graduate GPA of 3.5 or above; or if the student's first term an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or above
     3) Able to commit 19 hours per week to the department 
     4) Formal position application and interview
Priority given to:
     1) student who demonstrates research capacity
     2) Student whose skill sets match the needs of the department 
     3) Degree plan signed and on file

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