UDC Admission Standards for Graduate Program Students

The following list reflects general admissions standards for graduate-level applicants:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary institution, typically in a preferred field of study
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5-3.0 at the undergraduate level
  • Verbal and quantitative skills as demonstrated through test scores (GRE, GMAT, and/or other discipline-specific examinations). UDC graduate programs do not set minimum exam scores for admission. Instead, we assess each applicant based on overall academic qualifications along with other factors.

For full details, please download UDC’s Admissions Policies.

Before You Apply

UDC provides many research opportunities. Be sure to learn more about these wonderful opportunities as part of your graduate program decision.

In addition, please make sure you review the specific admissions requirements of your program of interest on the webpage of the graduate program to ensure you submit all required credentials for admission.

UDC Admissions Process for Graduate Program Students

  1. Complete the online application for Masters Degree Applicants.
  2. Pay the non-refundable $50 application fee. (Fee Waived)
  3. Submit college transcript(s) reflecting all course work, grades, and date of graduation.
  4. Submit official GRE, GMAT, or other examination scores required by the program.
  5. Submit a 500-word personal statement about your academic and professional goals, research interests, relevant prior experience, motivation for graduate study in your proposed program, and any other information in support of your application for graduate admission.
  6. Submit two letters of recommendation.
  7. Fulfill additional admission requirements and documentation set by individual graduate degree programs.
  8. Once you have applied for a graduate program please submit all supplemental documents to udctranscores@udc.edu  and cc akua.jordan@udc.edu

If you are an international, re-admit, or non-degree graduate student, please complete the appropriate application:

  • Re-admit students
  • Non-degree-seeking students
  • International students. If you are an international, returning or non-degree graduate student, please complete the appropriate application. In addition, we strongly encourage international students to review the step-by-step guide for international students to ensure you comply with all university and U.S. admissions, English proficiency and immigration requirements.

The following programs accept applications for Fall Admission ONLY:

  • MA Teaching,
  • MA in Early Childhood Education,
  • Masters in Speech and Language Pathology are closed for the Spring.
  • PhD in Urban Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Steps to Enroll, If You’re Accepted to UDC

If you are accepted to UDC, please follow these next steps to confirm your enrollment and to finalize your paperwork, and become part of our campus community:

 

Admission Deadlines

Application Priority Deadlines

Term US Students International Students
Fall Mar 15 Feb 15
Spring Oct 15 Sep 15
Summer No Admissions No Admissions
No Graduate admissions for Summer term

Priority Application Deadline for the PhD in Urban Leadership and Entrepreneurship is April 15

Explanation of Admission Deadlines

The following programs accept applications for Fall Admission ONLY:

  • MA Teaching,
  • MA in Early Childhood Education,
  • Masters in Speech and Language Pathology are closed for the Spring.
  • PhD in Urban Leadership and Entrepreneurship