General Graduate Admission Requirements

General University Requirements

Students seeking admission to Fairmont State University Graduate Studies must have completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or be in the final semester before degree completion. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the college or university that issued the baccalaureate degree to the Office of Admissions. Applicants cannot be admitted without an official transcript
on file with the Office of Enrollment Services.

In addition, students must submit scores on a graduate aptitude test such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam (PLT) (not required for the Criminal Justice program). Scores more than five years old are not accepted. This score requirement may be waived for applications who already possess a master‘s degree from Fairmont State University or another institution. Students entering into one of the MAT programs will be required to take the PRAXIS II Specialty Area Exam prior to admission. Students seeking graduate admission who do not currently hold a teaching license will be required to take this exam. Applicants must register for a test administration date online at: www.ets.org/praxis. For more information regarding the exam or School of Education admissions requirements please contact the School of Education Certification Officer at (304) 367-4242.

Test scores alone may not determine admission to Graduate Studies. Letters of recommendation, statements of purpose, and personal interviews may also be used to assess a student‘s preparedness for and probability of success in graduate school. Applicants who do not meet all minimum admission criteria may be admitted provisionally.

A complete application package includes:

  • An Application form (completed online or paper copy),
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended,
  • Scores for a graduate aptitude test taken within the last five years, and
  • A check or money order made payable to Fairmont State University for the $50.00 nonrefundable application fee. This fee covers admission expenses for a period of two years. If you wish to re-apply after the two year period has expired, an additional $50.00 fee will be required.

Program Requirements

Program Admission Timelines

Due to the competitiveness of Graduate programs at Fairmont State University, applications are considered according to the following schedule. Please note schedules vary per program.

M.B.A, M.A.T, and M.Ed. Program Schedules

Summer Term (May Admission) Timeline:

  • Application package should be submitted by February 1st for full consideration and possible early admission
  • May 1st – FINAL application deadline; applications received after this date will only be considered on a course space available basis

Fall Term (August Admission) Timeline:

  • Application package should be submitted by May 1st for full consideration and possible early admission
  • August 1st – FINAL application deadline; applications received after this date will only be considered on a course space available basis

Spring Term (January Admission) Timeline:

  • Application package should be submitted by October 1st for full consideration and possible early admission
  • January 1st – FINAL application deadline; applications received after this date will only be considered on a course space available basis

M.S.C.J. Program Schedule

Summer Term (May Admission) Timeline:

  • April 15th – Application deadline; applications received after this date will only be considered on a course space available basis

Fall Term (August Admission) Timeline:

  • July 15th – Application deadline; applications received after this date will only be considered on a course space available basis

Spring Term (January Admission) Timeline:

  • November 15th – Application deadline; applications received after this date will only be considered on a course space available basis.

M.Arch. Program Schedule

Fall Term (August Admission) Timeline:

  • Application package should be submitted by May 1st for full consideration and possible early admission
  • August 1st – FINAL application deadline; applications received after this date will only be considered on a course space available basis

Fairmont State offers a high quality master’s program at an affordable cost.

Graduate Tuition & Fees