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College of Graduate Studies


The College of Graduate Studies application for Fall 2015 is now available. 

The College of Graduate Studies offers programs in Bioethics, Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine and Public Health.

Types of Admission

Currently, degree programs within the College of Graduate Studies only accept full-time students in one of the following programs:

Full-time for degree-granting programs is defined as nine semester credit hours. Full-time for certificate programs is defined as the required course-load for each semester of the program.

General Admissions Requirements

Admission requirements will vary for each degree program, however the following general requirements should be considered:

  • 2.75 GPA for undergraduate coursework
  • 3.0 GPA for graduate coursework
  • Standardized tests (GRE, etc) or other information may be required for specific programs

International Students

For information about the admission application process, contact the Office of Enrollment Services at or 330.325.6270.

Currently, the College of Graduate Studies is only able to accept U.S. citizens or permanent resident students in all of its programs.


The Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine M.S. and Ph.D. in Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine and the offering of the Master of Public Health is accredited regionally by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools. The NCA evaluates the University’s mission and standards by assessing the educational aspect, governance, administration, financial stability, admissions, student services, institutional resources, student learning, and institutional effectiveness.

In addition, the Master of Public Health is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. A comprehensive evaluation by NCA of the University to offer graduate programs beyond the initial degree offerings will take place in academic year 2012-2013.