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General Admission Requirements for Matriculants

To be admitted, an applicant must:

  1. Possess a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited college or university. Submit an official transcript. Official transcripts and other documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by a notarized English translation. Students in their final undergraduate semester should submit the official transcript of coursework completed to date. Upon graduation, students must present additional transcript showing the degree awarded. Lehman graduates who have attended other colleges are required to submit official transcripts from those colleges.
  2. Have demonstrated the potential to successfully pursue graduate study, that is, have attained a minimum undergraduate grade average of B in the field selected for the graduate major and a minimum grade average of B- in the undergraduate record as a whole (higher in some programs). For more specific information, see the Graduate Program Adviser.
  3. In all but education programs, have taken a minimum of 18 credits of previous work acceptable to the appropriate department in the proposed graduate major. For education programs, consult the departmental Graduate Program Adviser.
  4. Submit a 500-word essay outlining your career goals.
  5. If applying to the program in Accounting, submit an acceptable score on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT).
  6. If applying to the Master of Public Health program or Counselor Education/School Counseling program, submit a score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  7. Submit letters of recommendation as required by the individual program.
  8. If conditionally admitted, satisfy the conditions within the specified time period.
  9. Meet additional departmental admission requirements, as specified.
  10. If submitting academic records from a non-English speaking country, demonstrate competency in English through TOEFL scores of at least 500 (higher for some programs).

Last modified: 11/20/2014