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    Mansfield University
   
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
Mansfield University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Admissions


Mansfield University began its first graduate programs in the summer of 1966. Music and Elementary Education  programs offered the first degrees. Other programs were added in succeeding years. Today, Mansfield University offers education-related masters degree programs in Education, Elementary Education, School Library and Information Technology, Special Education, Nursing , Organizational Leadership and two Master of Arts degree programs in Music. These programs were designed to be completed as  full-time and/or part-time programs.

Application Procedure

To apply for Graduate School contact the Graduate Admissions Office located in South Hall at (570) 662-4806 or apply online at http://ssl.mansfield.edu/forms/gradapply.cfm. A completed application will include the following:

  • Evidence of at least one completed undergraduate degree program.
  • Official transcripts from every college/university where coursework was completed.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • One professional letter of recommendation indicating student’s ability to do graduate level coursework (waived if evidence of successful completion of graduate level coursework is documented).
  • Copy of current teaching certificate, if applicable.
  • $25 application processing fee.
  • Additional requirements may be required by specific graduate programs. Please see below.

Additional Requirements for Programs

  • Education, M.S. Ed
    1.  Students must send copies of their clearances via US mail to: Ms. Beth McClure, 205 Retan, Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA 16933. If you have any questions, please call: 570-662-4024. Students may not register for coursework until their clearances are on file.
    2.  Praxis I or II scores required for those seeking certification. Please submit passing scores to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
    3.  Proof of Professional liability insurance required for those seeking certificaiton. Pelase submit evidence ot Ms. Beth McClure, 205 Retan, Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA 16933.
  • Elementary Education, M.Ed.
    1.  Students must send copies of their clearances via US mail to: Ms. Beth McClure, 205 Retan, Mansfield University, Mansfield PA 16933. If you have any questions, please call: 570-662-4024. Students may not register for coursework until their clearances are on file.
    2.  Praxis I or II scores required for those seeking certification. Please submit passing scores to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
    3.  Proof of professional liability insurance required for those seeking certification. Please submit evidence ot Ms. Beth McClure, 205 Retan, Mansfield University, Mansfield PA 16933.
  • Organizational Leadership, M.A.
    1.  Personal Letter of intent, which speaks to the path and progression of lifelong learning in leadership 
  • Music, M.A.
    1.  On-campus audition required
  • Nursing, M.S.N.
    1.  Evidence of a valid professional nursing license required.
    2.  A completed BSN degree required OR any bachelor’s degree with the completion of the following prerequisite courses:
         a). Introduction to Statistics (MA 1125)
         b). Community Health Nursing (NUR 4471) or Practices and Principles of Community Health (NUR 4417) or equivalent.
  • School Library & Information Technologies, M.Ed.
    1.  Initial Certification required for degree + certification program (not required for degree only)
    students must send copies of their clearances via US mail to: Ms. Jill Scott, 202 Retan, Mansfield University Mansfield PA 16933. If you have any questions, please call: 570-662-4790. Students may not register for coursework until their clearances are on file.
  • Special Education, M.Ed.
    1.  Students must send copies of their clearances via US mail to: Ms. Beth McClure, 205 Retan, Mansfield University, Mansfield PA 16933. If you have any questions, please call: 570-662-4024. Students may not register for coursework until their clearances are on file.
    2.  Praxis I or II scores required for those seeking certification. Please submit passing scores to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
    3.  Proof of professional liability insurance required for those seeking certification. Please submit evidence ot Ms. Beth McClure, 205 Retan, Mansfield University, Mansfield PA 16933.

Any variance(s) from the above stated requirements may be considered by submitting a written request to: Dean of  Education, Professional and Graduate Studies, 504 North Hall, mansfield University, Mansfield PA 16933.

Checklist for Graduation

Submit an Application for Graduation via WebAdvisor no later than one year prior to your intended graduation date.

Graduate students need to purchase academic attire approximately eight weeks prior to graduation.  If it is not convenient for you to come to Mansfield to purchase your attire, please contact Ms. Sherry Stoudt at the Campus Bookstore at (570) 662-4922.

(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. 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. Once you confirm your enrollment, it is your responsibility to contact the academic department to be assigned an advisor. For your conveninece, this information is available to you on the New & Current Graduate Students website: http://admissions.mansfield.edu/more/graduate-students/current/. Degree seeking graduate students will not be allowed to progress beyond 9 graduate credits without being assigned an advisor.