Degree seeking students are students who wish to pursue admission into a Master’s Degree or Specialist’s Degree. All applicants must hold a bachelor's degree to be eligible to pursue a Master's or Specialist Degree. Minimum undergraduate GPA requirements vary depending upon the program.
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Application deadlines are listed below, but can vary by department. *
- Fall Admission (August) –
Deadline: June 15
- Spring Admission (January) –
Deadline: October 15
- Summer Admission (May, June, or
July) – Deadline: March 15.
Fall Only Admission
- Communication Disorders– Deadline: February 1
- History – Deadline: January 15
*Please check department to verify deadline dates.
Missed the deadline to be admitted as a degree seeking
student for an upcoming term? You can
still take a class! Apply as a non-degree student for
one term while your degree application is pending.
All applicants must:
Submit a formal application for admissions electronically (APPLY NOW) and pay the application fee.
Meet all departmental admissions requirements.
Request an official transcript of ALL undergraduate and graduate coursework directly from any University or College previously attended.
Once we receive all of the required materials and the application is complete, the Office of Graduate Studies and Research will conduct an initial evaluation. Applications meeting the requirements for admission to the graduate program will be forwarded to the appropriate department for evaluation. Following receipt of the departmental recommendation, official notification to the applicant will be made by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research of the action taken and admission status.
Official Transcripts can be mailed to:
2504 9th Avenue
Founders Hall Room 2131
Kearney, NE 68849