Mansfield University began its first graduate programs in the summer of 1966. Music and Elementary Education were the first degrees. Other programs were added in succeeding years. Today, Mansfield University offers education-related masters degree programs in Art, Education, Elementary Education, School Library and Information Technology, Special Education, Nursing and a Master of Arts in Music. These programs were designed as part-time programs.
To apply for Graduate School contact the Enrollment Services Office located in South Hall at (570) 662-4806 or apply online at http://admissions.mansfield.edu/gradmiss.htm. To complete the application requirements for graduate school, each applicant must have:
- Official copy of transcript(s) indicating completion of an undergraduate/graduate degree.
- Official copy of transcript(s) of any graduate work completed at another institution.
- 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average.
- Copies of any teacher certifications currently held if applying for a graduate plus teacher certification program.
- At least one professional letter of recommendation indicating your ability to do graduate level work.
- Application fee of $25.
Programs & Admissions Requirements
- Art Education, Master of Education (online hybrid program)
- Portfolio required
- Certification as an art teacher with U.S. or Non-U.S. Citizens must provide proof that they have met the requirements to teach art within their respective country
- Art Education, Master of Education plus art certification (on campus art certification program)
- Master of Arts in Music
- On-campus audition required
- Master of Science in Nursing
- Master of Education or Master of Science in Education
- Admissions require passing Praxis I or Praxis II scores as applicable to the field of study, please confer with a Mansfield admissions counselor.
Any variance(s) from the above stated requirements may be considered by submitting a written request to the Associate Provost and Director of Graduate Studies, Retan Center. Art and Music students should contact the department chair to be assigned to an advisor.
Checklist for Graduation
Fill out the Intent To Graduate (Diploma) form available online at http://records.mansfield.edu/. Return form to Registrar’s Office, 224 South Hall, six months prior to your intended date of graduation.
Undergrads need to purchase cap and gowns through Campus Bookstore during grad fair up until the day of graduation. Master degrees need to order regalia approximately 8 weeks prior to graduation. (See the Policy section, Bookstore, Mansfield University).
Graduate Student Advisors
One of the special characteristics of graduate programs at Mansfield University is the importance placed on the advisor-advisee relationship. We regard it as essential that you have an advisor assigned as you enter your program. Admissions will notify the department who assigns an advisor to you. There are many opportunities to tailor programs to your unique professional goals. The graduate advisor works as a collegial professional mentor with their assigned graduate student. Degree seeking graduate students will not be allowed to progress beyond 9 graduate credits without being assigned an advisor.