Each program requires official transcripts from each college and university attended. Transcripts from the student’s undergraduate institution and, in the case of some doctoral programs, master’s institution showing that the degree was conferred are required.
If you were an undergraduate or graduate student at Radford University, the Graduate Admissions Office will request your transcript. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 is required; however, some programs have more stringent requirements noted below. Official test scores are required for most programs (see specific program). All applicants must submit a resume.
Application Deadline: Unless otherwise specified, applications are accepted throughout the year.
Graduate College Financial Aid Deadline: For full-time students applying for graduate
assistantships or other forms of financial aid, the deadline is March 1 (for fall admission).
Minimum grade point average of 2.75 overall and in the major; two letters of reference; artist
statement (i.e., philosophy, overall goals, synopsis of work); letter of intent; B.F.A. or
commensurate collegiate coursework; 20 slides or CD of recent art work.
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (M.B.A.)
Minimum grade point average of 2.75; two letters of reference; letter of intent; official GMAT or GRE score, or approved compensatory materials.
COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS (M.A., M.S.)
A minimum grade point average of 3.0 overall and 3.0 in all major core courses. If the
undergraduate degree is not in Communication Sciences and Disorders (COSD), a minimum of
28 hours in supporting undergraduate COSD courses is required for regular status; three letters of reference; GRE; personal essay, resume. Application Date: February 1.
CORPORATE AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION (M.S.)
Minimum grade point average of 2.75; short essay/personal statement (see program section in catalog); GRE; three letters of reference.
COUNSELING AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (M.S.)
Minimum grade point average of 2.75; GRE or MAT; 3 letters of reference; essay. Application
Dates: Priority admission - materials due February 1 for summer and fall admission. Spaceavailable admission - materials due by April 15 for summer and fall admission.
COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (PSY.D.)
Minimum graduate school grade point average of 3.50; GRE General Test; a letter of interest
describing the applicant’s professional and/or research experience and career goals; curriculum
vita; official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work; writing sample; 3 letters of
recommendation, including at least one from a professor who can comment on the applicant’s
academic skills and one from a supervisor who can speak to the applicant’s counseling skills.
International applicants also need to submit TOEFL scores. Application Date: December 15.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE (M.A., M.S.)
Minimum grade point average of 2.90; two letters of reference, only one of which may come
from a Radford University criminal justice professor; original writing sample (see program
section in catalog).
Minimum 3.0 GPA on all undergraduate coursework; GRE scores (Verbal, Quantitative, and
Analytical Writing); two letters of professional recommendation; personal letter of application.
Compensatory application materials or interview required to assess applicants who do not meet
all entrance requirements. For those seeking initial teacher licensure, admission to the Teacher
Education Program is required prior to field experiences, including passing scores on required
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (M.S.)
Minimum grade point average of 2.75; three letters of reference (including one from school
superintendent or designee, one from most recent principal); three years of K-12 classroom
teaching experience; GRE or MAT; writing sample.
ENGLISH (M.A., M.S.)
Minimum grade point average of 2.75; two letters of reference; sample of expository writing;
LITERACY EDUCATION (M.S.)
Minimum grade point average of 2.75; two letters of reference; essay (see program section in
catalog); copy of teaching license.
MUSIC (M.A., M.S.)
Minimum grade point average of 2.75; GRE, Major Field Test in Music or Praxis II (Content
Knowledge); three letters of reference; written diagnostic exams in music; history and theory
before the end of the first semester and prior to admission to regular status.
Undergraduate course requirements in statistics, health assessment, and nursing research; Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (B.S.N.), Master’s in Nursing (M.S.N.), or a B.S.N. and graduate degree (M.S., M.A.) in another discipline; minimum 2,000 hours RN clinical practice; a cumulative minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the undergraduate level, 3.5 on a 4.0 scale GPA at the graduate level; competitive GRE scores; current certification in BLS or ACLS; current license to practice as a registered nurse in Virginia; complete Graduate College application; resume or curriculum vitae that includes prior education and professional practice; 3-5 page essay outlining applicant’s vision for a career as a D.N.P. and how the D.N.P. program would help the applicant achieve this goal; a sample of previous academic writing or publication; official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended; three letters of reference from professional contacts (at least one must be from a former nursing faculty member); three recommendation forms (these may be completed by the same three contacts who provide the letters of reference); personal interview with graduate nursing faculty. Applications will be accepted until the program is at capacity.
Applicants must provide three letters of recommendation in addition to the required form (these must be from a former faculty member, if a recent graduate, or professional contacts); arrange to have official GRE scores sent to the Graduate College and also report these scores in your application materials. Arrange to have official transcripts sent from all previous academic institutions. Applicants must have a cumulative minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the B.S.N. undergraduate major; meet undergraduate course prerequisites (undergraduate statistics, health assessment, nursing research and – for the FNP - either a course or CE in gerontological nursing); provide a letter describing career goals and how a graduate credential will assist in meeting these goals and how practice in a rural area will be accomplished; and provide a resume that includes prior education and professional practice (must document a minimum of one year of full-time or the equivalent of 12 months of nursing practice within the last three years). Applications will be accepted until the program is at capacity.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (M.O.T.)
Bachelor’s degree, minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.25; GRE;
grades of C or better in prerequisite courses (see M.O.T. section); two letters of recommendation; professional resume; statement of purpose; 40 hours of observation;
completion of a college or community course to learn a new occupation.
Application Date: May 15.
PHYSICAL THERAPY (D.P.T.)
Minimum Bachelor’s GPA of 3.25 (based on a 4.0 scale); minimum combined GRE of 1100;
minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in prerequisite undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology,
General Biology I and II with labs, Chemistry I and II with labs, Physics I and II with labs, and
Statistics/Biostatistics courses; courses in Abnormal Psychology, Biochemistry, Biomechanics,
Kinesiology, Public Speaking and Technical Writing recommended; one academic/educational
reference, one professional physical therapist reference, AND one work-related/volunteer
reference; essay on how APTA Vision 2020 will impact the physical therapy profession and how it will affect the student’s practice; minimum 40 hours clinical experience; interview may be required; no transfer credit allowed. See D.P.T. website for details. Application date: Rolling admission.
PSYCHOLOGY (M.A., M.S.)
Minimum grade point average of 3.0; GRE; three letters of reference (one from major
department; if applicant is not a psychology major then a letter of reference from a psychology faculty member is needed); short statement approximately two pages stating why you are interested in psychology and future plans. Application Date: February 15 for fall.
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (ED.S.)
Minimum grade point average of 3.0; GRE; two letters of reference (one from major department; if applicant is not a psychology major then a letter of reference from a psychology faculty member is needed); short statement approximately two pages stating why you are interested in psychology and future plans. Application Date: February 15 for fall.
SOCIAL WORK (M.S.W.)
Minimum grade point average of 2.75 overall; minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all
undergraduate social work courses (for advanced standing applicants) or in the last 60 hours of upper division coursework (for Standard applicants); three letters of reference (at least one from a professor who can speak to academic potential and one from a supervisor in human services who can speak to practice skills; Applicants for advanced standing are encouraged to provide a reference from their senior field instructor); previous experience in the field of human services as an employee, student and/or volunteer; personal essay; official transcripts from all undergraduate (including community college) and graduate work. Refer to the School of Social Work’s website for further requirements. Advanced standing students begin in summer, Standard students begin in fall. For fullest consideration, applications for advanced standing status should be received by March 1 and applications for standard status by April 1. Applications received after those dates will be considered on a space-available basis.
SPECIAL EDUCATION (M.S.)
Minimum GPA of 2.75 in undergraduate coursework and 3.0 in graduate work, if taken; official
GRE scores (Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing) OR official passing scores on all the
following: Praxis I, Praxis II, VCLA and VRA; three letters of professional recommendation
speaking to the applicant’s success and capacity as a teacher of students with and/or without
disabilities, and potential for success as a graduate student and professional in the field of special education.; personal letter of application to the special education program area (see program section); resume documenting all volunteer, internship and work experiences with infants, children, and youth. Compensatory application materials and interview required to assess applicants who do not meet all entrance requirements. Rolling admission but applications must be received November 1, April 1 and July 1 for the following semester. For those seeking initial teacher licensure, admission to the Teacher Education Program is required prior to field experiences, including passing scores on VCLA and Praxis I (and VRA for certain
INITIAL TEACHING LICENSURE
Minimum grade point average of 2.75; Submit official transcripts showing baccalaureate degree
conferred; three letters of reference. Rolling admission.
Minimum grade point average of 2.75; official transcripts showing all degrees conferred. Rolling
Minimum grade point average of 2.75; official transcripts showing all degrees conferred. Rolling