Where can I get more information regarding the academic departments at Mount Aloysius College and their graduate programs?
The Graduate Program pages have a full listing of all degree programs offered at Mount Aloysius College as well as links to the department websites.
What are the admissions requirements to the graduate program?
Students must be in good academic standing and hold a bachelor degree or be in the process of completing a bachelor degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. Students with a 3.2 GPA and successful completion of prerequisite courses are encouraged to apply. Students at a 3.2 GPA are typically waived from submission of GRE scores by the Program Director or Department Chair. Please refer to program requirements for specific graduate program admissions requirements. Please note that admissions interviews are highly recommended for fall graduate school candidates and are required for all community counseling graduate school candidates.
How much is the tuition?
Graduate school students at Mount Aloysius College pay per credit at the graduate school level. The College provides very affordable graduate school at $560 a credit. Students taking 9 credits or more a semester will be considered full-time. Full-time status is highly recommended. Please refer to graduate school financial aid as well.
Is financial aid available? How do I apply for aid?
Mount Aloysius College does provide the Stafford Loan Program for all students who wish to apply. Please refer to graduate school financial aid. The financial aid process is a part of the admissions process and is designed to be smooth and reasonable.
What are the admissions deadlines?
Students are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis with the expectation of having folders completed by December 15 and August 15 depending on the semester you wish to enroll. Students should apply via the Office of Graduate Admissions at the College. Students are admitted each fall and spring to the graduate programs at the College. Summer courses are offered as well, but your admissions will reflect either fall or spring. All students are reviewed by the Committee of Graduate Admissions on a case-by-case basis. The Committee is comprised of the graduate school program director and graduate school admissions counselor and other key faculty from each respective program area.
Is a thesis required?
A thesis track and non-thesis track are available. Please refer to course requirements and offerings.
When and where are the courses offered?
Graduate School offers on-campus courses that are day and evening in conjunction with online courses. Students will have the benefit of going part-time or full-time.
How do I find out the status of my graduate application?
The Graduate Admissions Committee will release a decision within three to four weeks of applying. The Graduate School Admissions Coordinator will be your frequent contact. Mrs. Roxane Hogue can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call toll free 1-888-823-2220 if you have concerns about your application status.
Does the College accept transfer credits from other graduate schools?
A maximum of six credits of graduate work completed at other accredited institutions will be considered for graduate school transfer. These credits must have been taken within an appropriate accredited graduate school. Courses must be a letter grade of B or better. Students should submit all official transcripts upon applying in the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions. Program Directors review all credits in consultation with the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions. Transfer evaluations are released with letters of admissibility.
Can letters of recommendation be faxed or emailed?
No! All letters must be received in an official capacity in sealed envelopes from appropriate references.
What should I write in my personal statement?
The Graduate School Committee on Admissions prefers a strong personal statement that emphasizes a person's professional goals and career direction. Applicants should take the personal statement as a serious admissions requirement.
How many official copies of my transcripts should I send?
Mount Aloysius College requires one official copy of each transcript that students attended.
Must I send official transcripts from every college I have attended?
Yes! All undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be sent.
I'm a former graduate student at MAC. What are the requirements for readmission to a graduate program?
Students must pay for the graduate application once. Students wishing to be readmitted must contact the Graduate School Admissions Coordinator. The process is simple. However, the readmit candidate must be approved by the Graduate Admissions Committee in order to gain readmission.
How do I schedule an appointment to see a Graduate School Admissions Coordinator?
The Office of Graduate and Continuing Education is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on select Saturdays. Evening appointments are accommodated when requested. Please contact GCE at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I apply for admission to a graduate program?
You can apply online or send a traditional paper application (located in graduate school packet). During your visit to campus, your Graduate School Admissions Counselor will review details and you can apply in person. All students who visit and apply in person will have the graduate school application fee waived. It is our way of saying thank you for visiting.
Can I take individual graduate program courses without actually being admitted into a specific graduate program?
Students who submit a transcript from an credited institution of higher learning signaling the successful completion of a bachelor degree with an appropriate GPA, may be given permission to take up to two courses, six credits as a non-matriculated student (meaning you are not officially accepted into a program. Non-matriculated students do not qualify for financial aid.)