Pre-Requisites & Selection of Graduate Students

Baccalaureate Degree

Applicants must possess preparation equivalent to the baccalaureate degree. Adequate academic preparation can best be demonstrated by a baccalaureate degree in the chosen option or in a closely related field. Applicants who lack adequate preparation may be required to make up academic deficiencies through additional course work. Such course work may not be used toward the graduate degree.


Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last sixty undergraduate units. Normally, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last sixty undergraduate units. Applicants with extensive work experience, exceptional GPA, or GRE scores may be reconsidered by appeal to the department faculty to the Graduate Advisory Council through the Graduate Coordinator.

GRE Scores

GRE scores are required for all applicants. Mean GRE scores of recent applicants accepted to the NR graduate program were 155 GRE Verbal and 151 GRE Quantitative

Once the application deadline closes, your file will be submitted to the faculty review committee. This process can take from 3-6 weeks, so please be patient.

If you have questions about the application instructions, please contact the appropriate option that can be found on the contact link.