Admissions Information



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To be admitted to regular standing (2-years) in the Community & International Development Program for the MSA degree, students must:

• Qualify for general admission into graduate studies at Andrews
  University. For more information on academics and admission
  requirements, see the Andrews University Bulletin.

• Have completed an undergraduate course in statistics. Provisional
  acceptance is granted, with the undergraduate statistics course to be
  completed during the first semester in the program.

• A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

• An minimum GPA of 2.6 on a 4.0 scale (or 2.75 on the last half of undergraduate courses). The entire student profile is considered during the admissions process; students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements are still encouraged to apply. 

• Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken no more
  than 5 years prior to the intended admission date.

• Completed Graduate Application Packet.

• The director of the program may request a personal interview, an
  additional reference, and/or other information.

To be admitted to the one-year advanced standing program, students must fulfill all of the requirements for the regular standing program (above). In addition, students must have taken the following courses (or courses of similar content) during their junior and senior years in college:
  • Social Policy
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Anthropology
  • Macroeconomics
  • Organization and Human Resources
  • Survey/Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Research Methods II, III, IV