Graduate Admission Requirements

Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or 3.0 in last 60 hours); have completed their bachelor’s degree or enrolled in the last semester from an accredited college or university; or enrolled in, and complete prior to program start date, a minimum 100 credit hours for accelerated applicants.

A grade of “C” or higher, and minimum of 3 credit hours, in each of the following pre-requisite courses:

  • Biology
  • Anatomy; or combination of two A&P courses
  • Physiology; or combination of two A&P courses
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise physiology
  • Kinesiology or biomechanics
  • Psychology
  • *Pathophysiology (may be taken as summer course at C-SC in first semester of program)

Recommended coursework: Statistics (highly recommended), Medical Terminology (highly recommended), Public Health, Epidemiology, Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, and Abnormal Psychology.

*A student missing one or more of the application and entrance requirements may be eligible for conditional acceptance per institutional policy. Students seeking conditional acceptance are subject to approval by the Graduate Committee. Conditions of acceptance will vary by applicant. Contact the Program Director for information on conditional acceptance.

Additional Application Requirements:

All applicants must also meet additional application requirements which include:

  • Statement of professional interest/philosophy;
  • 2 letters of recommendation/endorsement (1 must be supervising AT);
  • 50 hours of observation under the supervision of and endorsement of an AT; and
  • verification of ability to meet the “technical standards” and “additional requirements” of the program.

*International applicants must also have the following:

  • TOEFL > 79 (IBT), 213 (CBT) or 550 (PBT); IELTS 6.0 minimum; SAT >1050 or ACT >22; equivalent performance on accepted English proficiency exam (as determined by the College), or completion of 90 credit hours from accredited US College/University with a 3.0 or higher, if applicable.

Secondary Application & Entrance Requirements:

  • Applicants will receive verification of application receipt, along with request for secondary application requirements and additional information needed (if applicable) by February 1 for Accelerated, and April 1 for traditional enrollments.
  • Selected applicants will receive a request for interview; based upon approval of the application and interview, a letter of acceptance or denial will be distributed no later than April 15. Acceptance is rolling and available until filled. Students are highly encouraged to apply as early as possible.
  • Upon acceptance, students are required to submit a nonrefundable deposit of $150. The fee will cover the cost of background check and liability insurance (remaining funds will be credited to student account upon enrollment).

Accepted applicants are subject to a criminal background check, must provide a medical history, undergo a physical, and provide verification of current immunizations (must include Hep B, MMR and TB [valid within one year]) and proof of liability insurance prior to start of clinical coursework (failure to comply may result in revocation of acceptance and/or dismissal from program). Students must also be able to secure housing, be willing to relocate, and have reliable transportation.

Application Requirements for MBA
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Completion of prerequisite coursework prior to taking courses with stated prerequisites. MBA program prerequisite requires MAT 205 and one of the following: MAT 110, MAT 111, MAT 115 or MAT 120.

Candidates whose GPA is below the 3.0 requirement should contact the admissions office or review the Culver-Stockton College Academic Catalog for alternative application procedures. 

Application Requirements for MBA 3+2
  • Students entering the 3+2 program must have junior status and have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and a 3.5 cumulative GPA in the foundation and core coursework.   
  • Completion of prerequisite coursework prior to taking courses with stated prerequisites. MBA program prerequisite requires MAT 205 and one of the following: MAT 110, MAT 111, MAT 115 or MAT 120.

The Culver-Stockton M.Ed. has the following expectations of graduate applicants, which includes the following:

  • Earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Hold, or be qualified to hold, a current teaching certification in the state of Missouri
  • Provide a copy of MoCA, or equivalent, teaching certification exam scores (If Applicable)
  • Provide official transcripts from all colleges/universities, including the transcript with conferral of a bachelor degree.
  • Provide contact information for three professional or educational references
  • Provide a written Philosophy of Education