3. Three recommendations, preferably from current or past professors, submitted either as letters evaluating the applicant’s academic performance, clinical or field experience, and research experience or on the Albizu University recommendation form.
4. A current curriculum vitae summarizing the applicant’s credentials.
5. A Statement of Purpose that provides a clear indication of the applicant’s interest in the field, short- and long-term career goals, and expectations as to how Albizu University will contribute to those goals. The statement should be double-spaced, typed, and one page in length.
6. Proof of appropriate immigration status for all international students. International students should also submit an official evaluation of academic credentials by an authorized agency. The credentials must include the GPA. For detailed information on this requirement, please refer to the Credential Evaluation Services page of the Albizu website. All admission credentials for international students must be received by Albizu University at least 90 days prior to the beginning of the session of expected enrollment.
Once the Admissions Office has received all documentation and credentials, the applicant’s file is forwarded to the program faculty, and a multi-tiered process of selecting candidates for interviews and admission begins.
The file is first reviewed by faculty who determine if an interview should be granted. The decision of the program faculty to interview a prospective student does not indicate or imply acceptance. After the interview, the faculty will evaluate the applicant to determine if he/she meets the criteria for admission. Ultimately, Albizu University reserves the right to reject any applicant.
Every applicant receives a letter from the Admissions Office containing the decision of the program faculty on his or her admission. Applicants who are accepted for admission are required by the University to confirm acceptance by submitting a non-refundable deposit of $200 to be applied to fees and tuition.
Each admitted student must provide the Admissions Office with one form of identification following enrollment and before the end of the first academic session. Acceptable forms of identification include, among others, a state driver’s license or state identification card, a current passport, a military ID card, a state- or government-issued birth certificate, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization, or a resident alien card. The admission file will not be considered complete until this requirement has been met.
Transfer of Credits Policy
In order to be accepted for transfer credit, courses must have been completed at an accredited institution of higher learning and passed with a grade of “B” (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better. The maximum number of transfer credits that may be applied to a terminal master’s degree is six (6).