Graduate Requirements

All students applying for graduate admission to the University must complete an application, have a conferred undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited school, and meet programmatic requirements as determined by the degree program or school.

Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and MBA-Healthcare Management Programs

  • Free online application
  • Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 3.0 GPA. 2.5-3.0 will be considered with the submission of a personal statement. Official transcript required.
  • GRE or GMAT are not required

Masters of Education (MEd) - Educational Leadership

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Level A Teaching License and three years of successful teaching experience
  • Three letters of recommendation from an individual who can attest to the candidate’s academic ability and/or leadership potential.  Physical signature required.
  • Writing Requirement
    • Letter format using 12 point font (e.g. Times New Roman).
    • Double spaced text and addressed to the Division of Education
    • Essay length: 2-3 pages
    • The letter of application must include your personal definition of educational leadership and a description of your career goals and interests in pursuing graduate study.
  • GRE or GMAT are not required

Masters of Education (MEd) - Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education: General Curriculum

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 GPA or eligibility determined by the Division of Education
  • Level A Teaching License or eligibility determined by the Division of Education
  • Three letters of recommendation from an individual who can attest to the candidate’s academic ability and or professional aptitude.  Physical signature required.
  • Writing Requirement
    • Letter format using 12 point font (e.g. Times New Roman).
    • Double spaced text and addressed to the Division of Education.
    • Essay length: 2-3 pages
    • The letter of application must include your philosophy of education and a description of your career goals and interests in pursuing graduate study.
  • GRE or GMAT are not required

Master of Science in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health

  • As a part of the Master of Science in Counseling:  Clinical Mental Health, applicants will be required to:
    • Submit a personal statement to include the following (250 word minimum for each question):
      1.  How does the Masters of Science in Counseling:  Clinical Mental Health program support your professional goals?  And, why is this graduate degree in counseling the right one for this season of your life?
      2.  Describe a time when you received feedback that was difficult to hear in the moment.  How did you respond?  How did the experience impact you directly?  How did the experience influence immediate relationships (person(s) who gave the feedback, others connected to the situation)?
    • Participate in a pre-admissions interview, by invitation, conducted by a faculty admissions committee upon recommendation by the admissions team.  The interview is conducted online; applicants must have a webcam and microphone.
    • Online new student orientation is required prior to the start of the program.  Two sessions will be provided; a weekday evening session and a weekend morning session.
  • GRE or GMAT are not required.

Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)

  • Free online application
  • Bachelors degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 3.0 GPA. applicants below a 3.0 may be considered with the submission of a personal statement. Official transcript required.
  • Completed collaborative mentor form
  • Hold an active unencumbered RN license to practice in the state of North Carolina
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • GRE or GMAT are not required

Apply today and a personal UMO Admissions Representative will help guide you every step of the way.