Graduate Admissions Policy and Procedures
In adopting its graduate admissions policy, the
College recognized the range of cognitive styles and varied experiences
of its prospective students. Therefore, the College, consistent with its
mission to provide quality programs to under-served populations, subscribes
to the philosophy that a range of criteria must be considered in the
evaluation of applicants to its uniquely designed graduate programs in the
applied social sciences. In making judgments about which students are in the
best position to benefit from work at the graduate level, the following are
among the criteria considered to be of primary importance:
The applicant must submit all required admissions
documentation to the Graduate Admissions Committee by the deadline date. The application
documentation must include the following:
*A fully completed Sojourner-Douglass Graduate School
Application for Admission form.
*A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited
institution that within the judgment of the admissions
committee is relevant to the graduate program selected.
*Official transcripts of academic degree work completed must
be forwarded to the Graduate Admissions Committee directly
by the granting institution(s).
*An overall grade point average: 2.50 (4.00 scale) minimum;
3.00 preferred. Junior and senior grade point averages: 2.80
(4.00 scale) minimum: 3.00 preferred.
*A 3-5 page typed, double-spaced letter of intent. This
letter should provide insight into the applicant's level of
motivation and sense of purpose in pursuing a master's
program and should demonstrate the applicant's writing
skills and personal/professional communication style. Topics
to be addressed in the letter include information
regarding forces that have influenced the applicant's
professional goals, how the graduate program will help meet
them; and any other information that would help the
Admissions Committee understand the applicant (e.g. special
interest, awards, honors, and special accomplishments.)
The applicant must provide test scores from the
Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the
General Management Admissions test (GMAT) to the School of Graduate Studies.
Test scores may not be more than 5 years old prior to the date of application.
A minimum of three years of work experience
relevant to the degree sought with
supporting documentation. A current resume or curriculum vita say satisfy this requirement.
A personal interview with the Admissions Committee initiated by the applicant, after the applicant has been
advised that the application packet is complete.