Entry Level Master’s Program Admission Requirements

Entry Level Master’s Program Admission Requirements

Entry Level Master’s Program Admission Requirements

Two official transcripts are required from all post-secondary educational institutions. The completion of a baccalaureate degree (bachelor’s degree) in a general discipline other than nursing is required.

  1. Proficiency in English is mandatory. All applicants whose first language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL, http://www.toefl.org). The minimum overall score is 84; 24 is the minimum score in the speaking section, and 24 is the writing section minimum score.
  2. Recommended GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale based on most recent degree.
  3. Three letters of recommendation are required. Letters should be from faculty members, professional colleagues, or work supervisors who can evaluate your potential for success in a graduate program. Recommendations from family, friends or other students are NOT accepted. Recommendations should address the following areas: a. relationships with work (paid or voluntary) associates, b. work competence, c. communication and interpersonal skills with persons of diverse backgrounds, d. leadership skills or potential, and e. values, ethical standards, responsibility, and initiative. The 3 letters of recommendation should be uploaded to the CDU online application system using PDF format.
  4. Congruence of the applicant’s goal with the goals and resources of the School and University. A written personalgoal statement is required, which is to be PDF-formatted and submitted on-line via the CDU application system. The goal statement is your opportunity to tell the admissions committee what you are planning to do with your career after you finish your masters degree. Before writing your goal statement, please carefully review information about the Entry Level program on our web site so that you clearly indicate to the admissions committee that you are a fit with the program.
  5. Computer proficiency is required (especially word processing and internet/web skills).
  6. Please visit the CDU website for computer requirements.
  7. Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test, within five years of the application deadline.

CAUTION: The ELM program is not optimal for international applicants, because of the intensity and inflexibility of the first year of study, the need for language and culture familiarity, and the need for familiarity with the U.S. health care system.