Missouri Baptist University APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO THE GRADUATE PROGRAM

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Missouri Baptist University

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

TO THE GRADUATE PROGRAM

Admission Procedures: Degree-Seeking Students

Educational Specialist Students

Qualifications:

 A Master of Science in Education (or related degree) or a Master of Educational Administration degree from

an accredited college or university (a Master of Educational Administration is required for pursuit of the

Superintendent track).

 Cumulative grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. (Applicants with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.24 who

meet all other admission requirements may be admitted on probation with the approval of the Graduate

Affairs Council.)

Please submit:

 Graduate Application

 $35 non-refundable application fee

 Business Office Master Promissory Note

 Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges, universities, and post secondary institutions which

hold regional accreditation (this includes any courses posted as transfer credit from other institutions).

Only transcripts mailed directly to Missouri Baptist University Graduate Admissions will be accepted as

official copies. Hand carried transcripts and transcripts stamped “Issued to Student” may not be accepted as

official. Students graduating from Missouri Baptist University’s masters’ or specialist programs do not need

to resubmit transcripts that are already on file.

 Letter of recommendation from an employer or professional in the Education field

 Statement of Release of Information

NOTE: Educational Specialist students pursuing the Superintendent track must show proof of teacher

certification.

MSE, MAT, MET, MAC*, MEA** MSCJ *** Students

Qualifications:

 A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

 Cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. (Applicants with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.74 who

meet all other admission requirements may be admitted on probation with the approval of the Graduate

Affairs Council.)

Please submit:

 Graduate Application

 $35 non-refundable application fee

 Business Office Master Promissory Note

 Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges, universities, and post secondary institutions which

hold regional accreditation (this includes any courses posted as transfer credit from other institutions).

Only transcripts mailed directly to Missouri Baptist University Graduate Admissions will be accepted as

official copies. Hand carried transcripts and transcripts stamped “Issued to Student” may not be accepted as

official.

 Letter of recommendation from an employer or professional in the Education field

 A statement of professional experiences and goals; this is an essay of approximately two pages, typed, and

double-spaced, detailing what you have done professionally up to this point, why you have chosen your

professional field, and what professional plans you have for using your degree or certification when you have

completed your course of study. (MAC candidates should include their strengths and weaknesses and answer

the question, “What will I contribute to the counseling profession?”)

 Statement of Release of Information

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Missouri Baptist University

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

TO THE GRADUATE PROGRAM

* MAC students must submit a current background check. This must be a national background check.

Background check results must be sent directly from the institution performing check to the Director of Public

Safety, Missouri Baptist University, One College Park Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141. (See Graduate Bulletin for

additional information).

** MEA applicants must provide proof of Teacher Certification. Students seeking add-on certifications

must apply as Graduate Certification Only students, however, they are still required

to fulfill the admission requirements for degree-seeking students if they will be seeking financial aid.

***MSCJ applicants must have an earned bachelor’s degree in the Criminal Justice field. For students

wishing to pursue this degree without a Criminal Justice major, prerequisite courses are required.

MSSMGT, MSFMGT Students

Qualifications:

 A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

 Cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. (Applicants with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.74 who

meet all other admission requirements may be admitted on probation with the approval of the Graduate

Affairs Council.)

Note: Students applying for the Master of Science in Sport Management who do not meet minimum grade point

average requirements have the option of taking the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate

Management Admissions Test (GMAT). The following stipulations apply:

• A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in the last sixty (60) units attempted

• A minimum GRE score of 750 (verbal plus quantitative)

• A minimum GMAT score of 500 (verbal plus quantitative)

• A minimum GRE formula score of 1700 (GPA*GRE)

• A minimum GMAT formula score of 1500 (GPA * [200+GMAT])

Please submit:

 Graduate Application

 $35 non-refundable application fee

 Business Office Master Promissory Note

 Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges, universities, and post secondary institutions which

hold regional accreditation (this includes any courses posted as transfer credit from other institutions).

Only transcripts mailed directly to Missouri Baptist University Graduate Admissions will be accepted as

official copies. Hand carried transcripts and transcripts stamped “Issued to Student” may not be accepted as

official.

 Letter of recommendation from an employer or professional in the Education field

 A statement of professional experiences and goals; this is an essay of approximately two pages, typed, and

double-spaced, detailing what you have done professionally up to this point, why you have chosen your

professional field, and what professional plans you have for using your degree or certification when you have

completed your course of study.

 Statement of Release of Information

MBA Students

Qualifications:

 A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

 Cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. (Applicants with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.74 who

meet all other admissions requirements may be admitted on probation with the approval of the Graduate

Affairs Council.)

Please submit:

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Missouri Baptist University

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

TO THE GRADUATE PROGRAM

 Graduate Application

 $35 non-refundable application fee

 Business Office Master Promissory Note

 Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges, universities, and post secondary institutions which

hold regional accreditation (this includes any courses posted as transfer credit from other institutions).

Only transcripts mailed directly to Missouri Baptist University Graduate Admissions will be accepted as

official copies. Hand carried transcripts and transcripts stamped “Issued to Student” may not be accepted as

official.

 Letter of recommendation from an employer or professional in your current field

 A statement of professional experiences and goals; this is an essay of approximately two pages, typed, and

double-spaced, detailing what you have done professionally up to this point, why you have chosen your

professional field, and what professional plans you have for using your degree or certification when you have

completed your course of study.

 Statement of Release of Information

MACM Students

Qualifications:

 A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

 Cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. (Applicants with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.74 who

meet all other admissions requirements may be admitted on probation with the approval of the Graduate

Affairs Council.)

Please submit:

 Graduate Application

 $35 non-refundable application fee

 Business Office Master Promissory Note

 Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges, universities, and post secondary institutions which

hold regional accreditation (this includes any courses posted as transfer credit from other institutions).

Only transcripts mailed directly to Missouri Baptist University Graduate Admissions will be accepted as

official copies. Hand carried transcripts and transcripts stamped “Issued to Student” may not be accepted as

official.

 Letter of recommendation from a pastor

 Letter of recommendation from an employer or professional in your current field

 A statement of professional experiences and goals; this essay should include a statement of faith and your

spiritual autobiography; this is an essay of approximately two pages, typed, and double-spaced, detailing what

you have done professionally up to this point, why you have chosen your professional field, and what

professional plans you have for using your degree or certification when you have completed your course of

study.

 Statement of Release of Information

Admission Procedures: Non-degree-seeking Students

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Missouri Baptist University

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

TO THE GRADUATE PROGRAM

Non-Degree-Seeking Students

Qualifications:

 Students wishing to take classes of interest only

 A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Please submit:

 Graduate Application

 $35 non-refundable application fee

 Business Office Master Promissory Note

 A photocopy of your PCI Teaching Certificate or an official transcript, from an accredited college or

university, showing a bachelor’s degree (or master’s degree, if applicable)

 Statement of Release of Information

NOTE: A non-degree-seeking student may take classes of interest; however, those classes

will not result in the awarding of a master’s degree. Some of the classes taken MAY count

toward elective credit if the student chooses to pursue a master’s degree at a later time. If a student does

decide to pursue a master’s degree, all materials listed above in the degree-seeking section will be

required for acceptance into the program .

NOTE: Non-degree-seeking students WILL NOT RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID.

Admission Procedures: Visiting Students

Visiting Students

Qualifications:

 Students wishing to take one class only at Missouri Baptist University

 A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Please submit:

 Graduate Application

 $35 non-refundable application fee

NOTE: A visiting student may take only one class at visiting student status. Upon

completion of one class, a student must apply to the graduate program as either a non-degree or a

degree-seeking student. All materials listed in the above applicable section will be required for

acceptance into the program.

NOTE: Visiting students WILL NOT RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID.

ALL REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE:

 Your financial aid can be processed or applied.

 You will be fully admitted into the University.

 Your registration can be moved from unofficial to official status.

 You take more than one semester of sixteen-week courses or two eight-week courses.

Explanation of terms

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Missouri Baptist University

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

TO THE GRADUATE PROGRAM

Master Promissory Note:

This note guarantees you will be responsible for any charges incurred by you while a student at Missouri Baptist

University. This is not a payment plan and there is no charge associated with the document. Please complete

(print) the (1) date, (2) top line Maker, (3) Maker name, address, city, state, zip, (4) social security number, (5)

the bottom half. Only sign where it says Maker(s) signature. An MBU rep will sign the lower left hand corner.

Your classes will not be moved to official status until this note is completed and received by the Business

Office.

Classification:

1st Time Graduate Student – please select if this is the first time you have ever taken a graduate course within a

particular level of degree (ie: taking your first specialist level class).

Graduate Transfer – please select if you have taken graduate classes previously regardless of whether you and

Missouri Baptist University determine that transfer credit will be applied to the degree/certificate you are

pursuing.

Graduate Readmit – please select if you have previously taken classes at Missouri Baptist University and are

returning after an absence from classes of over one year.

Status:

Graduate Degree-Seeking – select if you will be pursuing a master’s or specialist’s degree. If you are seeking

Initial Certification, you must apply as a degree-seeking student.

Graduate Certification-Only – select if you are pursuing an add-on certification only (ie: Psychological Examiner;

Special Reading; Library Media Specialist; Cross-Categorical; Driver Education). Certification only students must

have already earned their Initial Certification through DESE, the Department of Elementary and Secondary

Education. Certification Only students’ admission requirements are the same as degree-seeking students.

Graduate Non-degree-seeking – select if you are taking classes which will not lead to a degree. If you decide to

become a degree-seeking student, you must declare a major and submit a new application.

Visiting Student – select if you are taking only one class that you intend to transfer to a different university.

NOTE: Non-degree-seeking and Visiting students are not eligible for financial aid.

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Missouri Baptist University

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

TO THE GRADUATE PROGRAM

Please make certain that all sections of this application are completed in their entirety. PRINT the information below and return this form with a non-refundable application fee to:

Missouri Baptist University /Graduate Admissions Office / One College Park Drive / St. Louis, MO 63141-8698

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Social Security Number: __________-________-____________

(Students who do not submit a Social Security number cannot be considered for federal financial aid.)

Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________________

Last First Middle Maiden/Previous

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________________

Street Address City State Zip Code

Telephone: __________________________________________________________________________________________________

Home Phone Cell Phone* Work Phone

*Occasionally, we contact students via text message. May we contact you this way? ______ Yes ______ No E-mail: __________________________________________________________________________________________________

Place of

Employment: __________________________________________________________________________________________________

Name of Employer City State Zip Code

ENROLLMENT PLANS

Campus where you intend to complete graduate courses:

Main Troy-Wentzville Jefferson College

Franklin County Lewis and Clark Distance (Online Programs Only) Mineral Area St. Charles

John A. Logan

Entry Term: Fall 20____ Spring 20 ____ Summer 20____

Part-time Enrollment (less than 6 hours) Full-time Enrollment (6 or more hours)

Classification: 1st Time Graduate Student Graduate Transfer Graduate Readmit

Status: Graduate Degree-Seeking Graduate Certification-Only

Graduate Non-degree-seeking Visiting Student (one class only) (NOTE: Non-degree-seeking and visiting students are not eligible for financial aid.)

Are You A Certified Teacher? Yes No If Yes, list area(s): ______________________________________

Have You Previously Attended Missouri Baptist University? Yes No

If yes, when? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Term Year previous name on file in Records (if applicable)

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Missouri Baptist University

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

TO THE GRADUATE PROGRAM

PROGRAM OF STUDY

EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST (Ed.S.)

___ Superintendent Track (Teacher Certification Required) ___ Curriculum & Instruction Track (traditional) ___ Curriculum & Instruction Track (online)

MASTER OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION (MEA) ___ Elementary Principal (Teacher Certification Required) ___ Secondary Principal (Teacher Certification Required) MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING (MAT)

___ Classroom Teaching (Currently Certified)

___ Classroom Teaching (Obtaining Initial Certification)

Certification desired ____________________________

(please indicate specific subject area desired) MASTER OF ARTS IN COUNSELING (MAC) ___ Counselor Licensure

___ Counselor Certification (traditional) ___ K-8 (certified teachers only) ___ 7-12 (certified teachers only)

___ K-12 (certified and non-certified teachers) ___ Counselor Certification (online)

___ K-8 (certified teachers only) ___ 7-12 (certified teachers only) ___ K-12 (certified non-certified teachers)

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION: CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION (MSE) ___ Curriculum and Instruction (traditional)

___ Curriculum and Instruction (online) GRADUATE-CERTIFICATION ONLY ___ Cross Categorical

___ Driver Education (must be certified teacher) ___ Gifted and Talented (must be certified teacher) ___ Library Media Specialist

___ Middle School Principal (must hold Elementary or Secondary Principal Certification)

___ Psychological Examiner (must be a certified teacher or certified School Guidance Counselor with a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counseling, or Education) ___ School Counseling (must have master’s degree in Counseling)

___ Special Education Director (must hold a bachelor’s degree in Special Education or Student Services or DESE certification in Special Education; must have a master’s degree in Educational Administration and a passing score on the Principal exam)

___ Special Reading (must be certified teacher)

MASTER OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (MET) - online only

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SPORT MANAGEMENT (MSSMGT) - online only MASTER OF SCIENCE IN FITNESS MANAGEMENT (MSFMGT) - online only SPORT MANAGEMENT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE CERTIFICATES

___ Sport Management Graduate Certificate Only ___ Exercise Science Graduate Certificate Only MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) ___ Master of Business Administration (traditional) ___ Master of Business Administration (online)

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (MSCJ) - online only MASTER OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES (MACM)

___ Pastoral Ministry

___ Biblical Counseling

___ Biblical Languages ___ Apologetic Studies ___ Urban Ministries

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Missouri Baptist University

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

TO THE GRADUATE PROGRAM

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION

Education: *Cumulative Undergraduate GPA: _______________ Cumulative Graduate GPA: ___________________

List all colleges and universities attended either full- or part-time. (If you run out of room, complete the remaining information on a separate sheet of paper and attach to this application.)

Institution City/State Dates Attended Degree Granted

(B.A., B.S., M.A.T., etc.)

Do you have graduate-level classes that you would like considered for degree-applicable transfer credit? Yes No If yes, full name of college(s) or university(ies) of the transcripts you would like Missouri Baptist University to evaluate.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Name Number of hours to be considered

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Name Number of hours to be considered

*NOTE: If an applicant’s combined undergraduate and graduate GPA is lower than a 2.5, the applicant may not register for classes. If an applicant’s GPA is incorrectly reported on this application and is later determined not to meet university requirements, applicant will not be allowed to register for subsequent semesters.

STATISTICAL INFORMATION

The following information is requested for reports the University provides to Federal and other agencies collecting data to assure equal opportunity. You are not required to answer these questions; however, your cooperation is appreciated. Information provided voluntarily will not be used in a discriminatory manner.

Race/Ethnic Origin: Please reply to all questions:

Are you Hispanic/Latino? Yes No If you answered yes, please select from the following:

Non-resident alien Hispanic of any race

If you answered no, please select from the following:

Non-resident alien

American Indian/ Alaskan Native Asian

Black/African-American Native/Other Pacific Islander White

Two or More races

Gender: Male Female Birth Date:

M M D D Y Y

Veteran: Yes No

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Missouri Baptist University

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

TO THE GRADUATE PROGRAM

Country of Citizenship: _______________________________ Primary Language Spoken: _________________________

If English is not primary language: TOEFL Score ____________

If not United States citizen, indicate VISA Type: ____________________________________________________________

(if you are not a resident alien, you must complete the Application Supplement for International Students)

Marital Status: Single Married Divorced

Separated Widowed

Religious Preference: __________________________________________________________________________________

Religion/Denomination

INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH

How did you first hear of the MBU Graduate Program?

Alumni College Fair MBU Professor Professional Colleague Billboard Ad Current Student Newspaper Ad Radio Ad

Brochure Event on Campus Open House Website Campus Visit LinkedIn.com PoliceOne.Com Other

Attendance Reason:

Location Christian Environment Reputation of Graduate

Class Size Cost of Tuition Programs

PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS FULLY

Are you interested in federal financial aid? Yes No

If you are a veteran, are you eligible for VA benefits at the Graduate level? Yes No

Have you ever been suspended or dismissed from any school or college? Yes No

If you answered Yes, are you eligible to return? (Give details) Yes No

Have you ever been convicted of a crime (other than a minor traffic violation)? Yes No

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING AND DATING

My signature on this application affirms that all information contained above is complete and true. All Colleges/Universities previously attended have been listed. In the event of enrollment, I agree that I will be subject to all student services, financial, and academic rules and regulations of Missouri Baptist University. I further understand that falsification of information on this application and/or supportive documentation may render me ineligible for admission or subject to separation from Missouri Baptist University.

Applicants have one semester in which to submit documentation to complete their graduate file. After one semester, applicant’s file will be considered DELINQUENT, and student will not be allowed to register for additional classes until proper documentation is received.

Signature of Applicant __________________________________________________________ Date ______________

Missouri Baptist University reserves the right to restrict or deny admission to any person otherwise eligible for

reasons determined to be in the best interest of the institution by the officers thereof. The University also

reserves the right to revoke an offer of admission to any student with a documented disability for which the

University is not able to provide reasonable accommodation. These reserved rights shall be administered in a

manner strictly consistent with state and federal non-discrimination laws.

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