- Submission of a completed application form with a $30.00 non-refundable fee. The fee is waived for Barry University alumni.
- Submission of a resume or vitae and professional references indicating work history.
- Two original and verifiable letters of recommendation from professional and/or academic sources.
- An essay of at least 750 words, which explains why the applicant wishes to pursue their chosen degree and how it will help to fulfill their personal and professional goals. Applicants should also describe in detail their accomplishments, experiences, values, potential for professional excellence, and commitment to completing their chosen degree program. Moreover, applicants should include information about how they work, think and interact with people, as well as on any other potentially relevant topics.
- International applicants whose previous college or university studies were not in English must earn a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 80 on the internet-based versions of this test. Applicants must also satisfy all of criteria which are outlined in the section of the University Graduate Catalog on International Applicants.
In order to receive full admission, all of the above items should be submitted before applicants register for their first courses. If any item is missing or incomplete, applicants may be granted provisional acceptance and may be allowed to register for a limited number of credit hours while stipulated admission or academic requirements are being satisfied. In this situation, full admissions to the program is neither implied nor guaranteed.
Students with a GPA below 3.0 may be provisionally admitted if all of the other admissions criteria have been met. Provisionally admitted students may register for two (2) courses and must receive at least a 3.0 (B) grade in each of the courses to register for any additional course(s). If they are successful in attaining at least a 3.0 (B) in each course, they are fully admitted. If they are unsuccessful in attaining a 3.0 (B) in both courses, then the provisionally admitted student can no longer take courses in the MAA.
Admitted to Class (Class Enrollment for Students Not Yet Admitted)
This classification allows students who are not yet admitted to the program to enroll in a class. Students must submit a Graduate Application and proof of baccalaureate degree. ACE allows applicants to enroll in classes (up to six (6) credits, three (3) credits per term) before the application process is complete and a decision is rendered for admission to the Master of Arts in Administration (MAA). Applicants admitted to course work are NOT yet admitted to the program. Full admission to the program is neither implied nor guaranteed. Furthermore, applicants with this designation are NOT eligible for any forms of federal financial aid. It is advisable to all students to have a decision rendered on their application prior to enrolling for class. Students under this classification must also receive at least a 3.0 (B) grade in each course or better in order to be admitted to the MAA program.
NOTE: Falsification of any information in this documentation will be considered a violation of the University’s Academic Dishonesty Policy and appropriate measures will be taken. Measures may include rejection of an application or dismissal from the degree program, if the applicant has begun course work.