Graduate Admission Requirements

Fontbonne University admits graduates of accredited degree-granting colleges and universities to our Graduate Programs.

  • Communication Disorders & Deaf Education Department

    Applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning in deaf education, elementary education, early childhood education, special
    education or speech-language pathology. Applicants must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. For all programs in the Department of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education, a completed graduate application must also be submitted.

    Additionally,

    Early Intervention in Deaf Education Program

    • Official transcripts from every college and university you have attended. If you are currently attending college, include your most recently completed semester grades
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • A self-statement essay
    • EIDE Application Materials

    Deaf Education in Inclusive Settings: Fontbonne Clarke Northeast Collaborative Program

    • Official transcripts from every college and university you have attended. If you are currently attending college, include your most recently completed semester grades
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • A self-statement essay
    • FCNC Application Materials

    Graduate Speech-Language Pathology Program

    • Graduate Speech-Language Pathology applicants will apply online through CSDCAS
    • Official transcripts from each institution attended. If you are currently attending college, include your most recently completed semester grades.
    • Three letters of recommendation.
    • A personal essay.
  • Education Department

    • A completed graduate application
    • Non-native English speakers must submit proof of English proficiency. A TOEFL of 80 or 6.0 IELTS is required.
    • Official transcripts from each institution attended
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • A self-statement of 300-500 words
    • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Eckelkamp College of Global Business & Professional Studies

    • A completed graduate application
    • Official transcript from the institution which granted the applicant’s undergraduate degree
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • A resume
    • A self-statement of 300-500 words

    For Master of Science in Accounting and Master of Business in Accounting there is also:

    • 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
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Department

    • A completed graduate application
    • Official transcripts from every college and university you have attended
    • Three letters of recommendation, one from a supervisor or recent academic advisor
    • A 2-3 page, double-spaced, typed self-statement essay that discusses your academic preparation and achievements, work experience, reason for pursuing graduate study and personal goals.
  • Fine Arts Department

    Art

    • A completed graduate application 
    • Official transcripts from each institution attended
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • A self-statement of 300-500 words
    • 20 images of artwork (digital portfolio)

    Theatre

    • A completed graduate application
    • Official transcripts from each institution attended
    • Three letters of recommendation, one from a supervisor or recent academic advisor
    • A self-statement of 300-500 words
    • A resume of relevant theater work
    • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Mathematics & Computer Science Department

    • A completed graduate application
    • Official transcript from the institution which granted the applicant’s undergraduate degree
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • A self-statement of 300-500 words
  • M.S. in Computer Science

    In addition to submitting the items listed above, the applicant must have:

    • completed a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related
      discipline before beginning the master’s program. Transcripts must show
      the following coursework, or students must complete the work prior to
      starting their M.S. degree:

      • Calculus I and II
      • Discrete Math
      • Computer Architecture or Organization
      • Operating Systems
      • C and (C++ or Java)
      • Data Structures and Algorithms
      • Database Management
      • Elementary Statistics Course
    • Entrance Examinations
      • Overall GRE: 290 with
        Quantitative score of 150 and Verbal score of 140. The GRE test can be
        waived if any one of the following conditions is satisfied.

        • B.S. in Computer Science from ABET accredited program
        • B.S. in Computer Science or related field with a GPA of 3.5/4.0
        • M.S. in related field
        • 3 years of field experience in IT related area
    • 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-.
    • Personal Statement
      • In 500 – 600 words, tell us your goal(s) and reason(s) for pursuing graduate study in computer science.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact our Office of Graduate Admission and Professional Studies: 314-863-2220 | gradstudies@fontbonne.edu

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