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In order to be admitted to any graduate program at Fontbonne, you must complete the requirements listed here. You will also need to complete the program-specific requirements for the degree you want to pursue, which are included below.

Accounting (M.B.A.)

The Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies requires the following:

  1. Students must have completed a B.S. in Accounting or equivalent.
  2. A minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA on a 4.0 scale with a GMAT test within the previous five years, with a total score of 475 or higher. This requirement may be waived if either of the following conditions is met:
    • Completed an undergraduate degree from an AACSB or ACBSP accredited program within the previous five years with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3.
    • Completed a graduate degree in a field requiring significant analytical or quantitative work, such as business, economics, engineering, statistics, computer science or law with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  1. A self-statement of 300-500 words detailing the importance of obtaining a graduate degree in accounting from Fontbonne University.
  2. A current resume
  3. Evidence of English language proficiency which is necessary for those whose native language is not English. Applicants must submit scores from TOEFL or IELTS exams (or Fontbonne University approved equivalent). A TOEFL of 71 IBT or IELTS 6.0 required.

Applications are considered according to program availability. Complete applications must be on file 14 days prior to the beginning of the first term in which the student hopes to register.

Accounting (M.S.)

The Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies requires the following:

  1. A minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA on a 4.0 scale with a GMAT test within the previous five years, with a total score of 475 or higher. This requirement may be waived if either of the following conditions is met:
    • Completed an undergraduate degree from an AACSB or ACBSP accredited program within the previous five years with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3.
    • Completed a graduate degree in a field requiring significant analytical or quantitative work, such as business, economics, engineering, statistics, computer science or law with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  2. A self- statement (300-500 words) detailing the importance of obtaining a graduate degree in accounting from Fontbonne University. This will be reviewed by the business admission council, program director and/or chair prior to admittance.
  3. Evidence of English language proficiency which is necessary for those whose native language is not English. Applicants must submit scores from TOEFL or IELTS exams (or Fontbonne University approved equivalent). A TOEFL of 71 IBT or IELTS 6.0 required.
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Applications are considered according to program availability. Complete applications must be on file 14 days prior to the beginning of the first term in which the student hopes to register.

Applied Business Analytics (M.B.A.)

The Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies requires the following:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited, degree-granting college or university. Official transcripts must be received directly from the institution.
  2. A completed application form
  3. A self-statement of 300-500 words that the business admissions council, program director and/or chair will read and review prior to admittance.
  4. A current resume
  5. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Art (M.A..)

The Department of Fine Arts requires the following:

  • 20 images of artwork (digital portfolio)
  • Bachelor of fine arts degree or its equivalent

Business Administration (M.B.A.)

The Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies requires the following:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited, degree-granting college or university. Official transcripts must be received directly from the institution.
  2. A completed application form
  3. A self-statement of 300-500 words that the business admissions council, program director and/or chair will read and review prior to admittance.
  4. A current resume
  5. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

A maximum of six credit hours of graduate work may be transferred into the program at the discretion of the academic administration of the college. Such graduate transfer credit must:

  1. Be approximately equivalent to a specific course in the curriculum.
  2. Have a letter grade of A or B.
  3. Have been earned at an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher education.
  4. Have been completed within the six years prior to entry.

Collaborative High Impact Instruction (Ed.D.)

To be considered for admission to the Ed.D. program candidates will complete the following:

  • Submit transcripts from Masters-level work completed
  • Submit three letters of recommendation which speak to the candidate’s ability to do doctoral work
  • Complete an essay to be submitted as part of the application, which should include the applicant’s rationale for an Ed.D., a rationale for this particular program, an explanation of how the degree will influence professional impact and how the applicant hopes to be using the degree in 10 years.
  • Complete an on-campus interview.

Computer Science (M.S.)

For the MS degree in Computer Science, these are the admission requirements:

  1. A current resume with three references OR three letters of recommendation, one of which is from a supervisor or recent academic advisor, are required. If this is not possible please contact the department chair.
  2. Official transcripts from all universities attended
    1. Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree before beginning the master’s program. IN addition, the following knowledge must be demonstrated prior to starting the MS degree.
      • Coding experience equivalent to one full year of course work or job-related experience.
      • Foundational knowledge of statistics.
      • Knowledge of databases, networks and operating systems.
  3. Entrance examinations
    • A minimum GRE score of 290 is required, with 150 quantitative and 140 verbal. The GRE test can be waived if any one of the following conditions is satisfied.
      • BS from ABET accredited program
      • BS a technology or engineering field with a GPA of 3.5/4.0
      • MS in related field
      • 2 years of field experience in IT related area
  4. Grade Point Average
    • 3.0/4.0 full acceptance as long as other criteria are met
    • 2.75/4.0 conditional acceptance. Must maintain 3.0 gpa for first 6 hours of course work, with no grade below B-.
  5. Self-Statement
    • In 500 – 600 words, tell us your goals and reason(s) for pursuing graduate study in computer science.
  6. In addition, the following applies to international students.
    • GPA 3.0/4.0 (There is no “conditional” admission for international students based on their academic GPA.)
    • If a student submits foreign university transcripts that we cannot evaluate, then the student must submit a WES evaluation of his/her transcripts. (WES is World Education Services, a professional organization that will help with foreign transcript evaluation.)
    • Language requirement: 70 internet-based TOEFL (IBT)/ 6.0 IELTS/ 280 Fontbonne University Compass exam.
    • Copy of passport
    • Completed international student application

Cybersecurity (M.S.)

For the MS in Cybersecurity, these are the admission requirements.

  1. A current resume with three references OR three letters of recommendation, one of which is from a supervisor or recent academic advisor, are required. If this is not possible please contact the department chair.
  2. Official transcripts from all universities attended
    • Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree before beginning the master’s program. IN addition, the following knowledge must be demonstrated prior to starting the MS degree.
      • Coding experience equivalent to one full year of course work or job-related experience.
      • Foundational knowledge of statistics.
      • Knowledge of databases, networks and operating systems.
  3. Entrance examinations
    1. A minimum GRE score of 290 is required, with 150 quantitative and 140 verbal. The GRE test can be waived if any one of the following conditions is satisfied.
      • BS from ABET accredited program
      • BS a technology or engineering field with a GPA of 3.5/4.0
      • MS in related field
      • 2 years of field experience in IT related area
  4. Grade Point Average
    • 3.0/4.0 full acceptance as long as other criteria are met
    • 2.75/4.0 conditional acceptance. Must maintain 3.0 gpa for first 6 hours of course work, with no grade below B-.
  5. Self-Statement
    • In 500 – 600 words, tell us your goals and reason(s) for pursuing graduate study in computer science.
  6. In addition, the following applies to international students.
    • GPA 3.0/4.0 (There is no “conditional” admission for international students based on their academic GPA.)
    • If a student submits foreign university transcripts that we cannot evaluate, then the student must submit a WES evaluation of his/her transcripts. (WES is World Education Services, a professional organization that will help with foreign transcript evaluation.)
    • Language requirement: 70 internet-based TOEFL (IBT)/ 6.0 IELTS/ 280 Fontbonne University Compass exam.
    • Copy of passport
    • Completed international student application

Data Science (M.S.)

  1. A current resume with three references OR three letters of recommendation, one of which is from a supervisor or recent academic advisor, are required. If this is not possible please contact the department chair.
  2. Official transcripts from all universities attended
    • Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree before beginning the master’s program. IN addition, the following knowledge must be demonstrated prior to starting the MS degree.
      • Coding experience equivalent to one full year of course work or job-related experience.
      • Solid knowledge of statistics.
  3. Entrance examinations
    • A minimum GRE score of 290 is required, with 150 quantitative and 140 verbal. The GRE test can be waived if any one of the following conditions is satisfied.
      • BS from ABET accredited program
      • BS a technology or engineering field with a GPA of 3.5/4.0
      • MS in related field
      • 2 years of field experience in IT related area
  4. Grade Point Average
    • 3.0/4.0 full acceptance as long as other criteria are met
    • 2.75/4.0 conditional acceptance. Must maintain 3.0 gpa for first 6 hours of course work, with no grade below B-.
  5. Self-Statement
    • In 500 – 600 words, tell us your goals and reason(s) for pursuing graduate study in computer science.
  6. In addition, the following applies to international students.
    • GPA 3.0/4.0 (There is no “conditional” admission for international students based on their academic GPA.)
    • If a student submits foreign university transcripts that we cannot evaluate, then the student must submit a WES evaluation of his/her transcripts. (WES is World Education Services, a professional organization that will help with foreign transcript evaluation.)
    • Language requirement: 70 internet-based TOEFL (IBT)/ 6.0 IELTS/ 280 Fontbonne University Compass exam.
    • Copy of passport
    • Completed international student application

Deaf Education (M.A.)

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher education. (Students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree may apply after they have completed 108 undergraduate hours.)

It is preferred that students have an undergraduate degree in deaf education, early childhood education, special education, elementary education, or speech-language pathology.

Applicants must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

The applicant must submit the following items by February 1st of the year of planned enrollment:

  • A completed online application for graduate study at Fontbonne University.
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from a faculty member in the department in which the student majored as an undergraduate.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended accredited, degree-granting colleges or universities; for applicants currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, transcripts must include the fall semester grades.
  • A self-statement.

Early Intervention in Deaf Education (M.A.)

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher education. (Students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree may apply after they have completed 108 undergraduate credits).

Applicants must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

The applicant must submit the following items by February 1st of the year of planned enrollment:

  • A completed online application for graduate study at Fontbonne University.
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from a faculty member in the department in which the student majored as an undergraduate.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended accredited, degree-granting colleges or universities; for applicants currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, transcripts must include the fall semester grades.
  • A self-statement.

Education (M.A.)

There are no special admission requirements for this program.

Fine Art (M.F.A.)

The Department of Fine Arts requires the following:

  • 20 images of artwork (digital portfolio)
  • Bachelor of fine arts degree or its equivalent

Instructional Design and Technology (M.S.)

Acceptance criteria:

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required for full acceptance. Others may be admitted on probationary status pending demonstration of ability to perform quality work at the graduate level.
  • Self-statement. In 500 – 600 words, tell us your goals and reason(s) for pursuing graduate study in instructional design & technology.

Health Advancement and Promotion/Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (M.A.)

The minimum requirements for admission are:

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher education;
  • a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and
  • demonstrated effective written communication skills.

Management and Leadership (M.M.L.)

The Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies requires the following:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited, degree-granting college or university. Official transcripts must be received directly from the institution.
  2. A completed application form
  3. A self-statement of 300-500 words that the business admissions council, program director and/or chair will read and review prior to admittance.
  4. A current resume
  5. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

A maximum of six credit hours of graduate work may be transferred into the program at the discretion of the academic administration of the college. Such graduate transfer credit must:

  1. Be approximately equivalent to a specific course in the curriculum.
  2. Have a letter grade of A or B.
  3. Have been earned at an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher education.
  4. Have been completed within the six years prior to entry.

Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.)

Acceptance criteria:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher education. (Students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree may apply after they have completed 108 undergraduate hours.)
  • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of not less than 3.0.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Successful completion of or enrollment in an undergraduate core curriculum (maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0) consisting of the courses listed below or courses judged by the graduate program director or by the department chairperson as equivalent:
    • Survey of Communication Disorders (or SLP disorder-specific course)
    • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
    • Phoentics
    • Linguistics
    • Audiology
    • Speech Science or Hearing Science
    • Speech and Language Development
    • Neurogenic Bases of Communication

Supply Chain Management (M.S.)

The Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies requires the following:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited, degree-granting college or university. Official transcripts must be received directly from the institution.
  2. A completed application form
  3. A current resume
  4. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  5. A self-statement of 300-500 words that the business admissions council, program director and/or chair will read and review prior to admittance.

A maximum of six credit hours of graduate work may be transferred into the program at the discretion of the academic administration of the college. Such graduate transfer credit must:

  1. Be approximately equivalent to a specific course in the curriculum.
  2. Have a letter grade of A or B.
  3. Have been earned at an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher education.
  4. Have been completed within the six years prior to entry.

Teaching (M.A.T.)

There are no special admission requirements for this program.

Teaching, Special Education: Paraprofessional Pathways (M.A.T.)

Theatre (M.A.)

The Department of Fine Arts requires the following:

  • Bachelor of arts degree or its equivalent
  • Resume of theatre work

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