Graduate School Admissions Procedure
Admission requires that the applicant submit to Graduate Studies:
- a completed "Application for Admission to Graduate Studies at Cameron University" form, and
- complete and official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate institutions. Non-degree-seeking students are required to provide only the transcript from the institution where the highest degree was earned.
The completed application form and official transcripts should be submitted to Graduate Studies at least one (1) week prior to the first enrollment for graduate credit at Cameron University. Forms are available in Graduate Studies.
Decisions regarding admission to Graduate Studies and permission to enroll in graduate courses are made by the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs. Appeals concerning admission to the graduate studies shall be submitted to the Provost. The Provost may seek the counsel of the Graduate Council in considering such appeals. All inquiries regarding admission to graduate study at Cameron University should be addressed to Cameron University, Graduate Studies, 2800 West Gore Boulevard, Lawton, Oklahoma 73505-6377. All application credentials become the property of Cameron University and are not returned to the applicant.
Applicants will be notified by Graduate Studies of their admission status. Admission to Graduate Studies does not imply admission to a specific graduate program or admission to candidacy for a specific graduate degree.
Standards for Admission to Graduate Studies
Applicants to graduate studies must be admitted to Graduate Studies at Cameron University in accordance with the standards and procedures listed below. Admission must be approved prior to enrollment in any graduate course.
Unconditional admission to graduate study will be granted under the following conditions and stipulations:
- the applicant has a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization; and
- at least one of the following four criteria is met:
- the applicant has a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 based upon a 4.0 scale in all undergraduate courses; or
- the applicant achieves a minimum composite score of 1400 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with a score of at least 560 on the analytical ability subscale, or a minimum score of 50 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) for entrance to the M.A.T., M.S., and M.Ed. programs. M.B.A. applicants must achieve a minimum composite score of 519 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). An applicant's scores on the GRE, MAT, or GMAT must be submitted directly to the School of Graduate Studies by the testing service. In addition, the date of the test must be within five years of the date of application for admission to graduate studies at Cameron University. Test information booklets and applications for the GRE, MAT and GMAT may be obtained from the Cameron University Testing Center; or
- the applicant has a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 based upon a 4.0 scale in all graduate courses taken within the last 6 years. At least 12 graduate credit hours must have been completed. A student may request a maximum of 12 hours of graduate credits earned under conditional admission, provisional admission, or temporary admission be applied toward the master's degree. Further, students may request that a maximum of 12 graduate credit hours earned at any regionally accredited institution of higher learning be transferred to a graduate degree program at Cameron University. All course work to be applied toward a graduate degree must be completed within 6 years; or
- the applicant has earned a master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
Conditional admission to graduate study will be granted under the following conditions and stipulations:
- the applicant has a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization and wishes to pursue a graduate degree at Cameron University; and
- the applicant does not meet the requirements for unconditional admission.
Provisional admission to graduate study will be granted under the following conditions and stipulations:
- the applicant has earned a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization but does not desire to pursue a graduate degree at Cameron University; or
- the applicant:
- is within 16 hours of completion of a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization, and
- is in the final semester of the undergraduate program and is concurrently enrolled in the number of hours required to complete the degree, and
- is not on academic probation.
Students for Whom English is a Second Language
International students or students for whom English is a second language must present evidence of proficiency in the English language prior to admission. Such applicants applying for admission to graduate study must achieve a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based or 213 on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) regardless of which admission status is sought. Official examination scores must be sent directly from the testing service to the School of Graduate Studies.
If a student has not completed a graduate-level course at Cameron University for one academic year, re-admission to the University is required. The student is subject to current catalog policies and procedures at the time of re-admission. Forms are available in the School of Graduate Studies.
Seniors in an Undergraduate Program
A student with senior-standing having less than 16 semester hours to complete in order to receive the bachelor's degree may be admitted to a limited number of graduate courses provided the student is enrolled in sufficient undergraduate courses to complete the degree during the same semester or term.