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Graduate Students

Graduate programs at TU are designed to create a dynamic learning environment that advances the intellectual and personal development of our students to work as professionals in their chosen fields. Graduates of the master’s degree programs at Thomas University are prepared to be leaders and innovators.

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Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Complete the Graduate Admission Application
  • Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit the following to the Office of Admission at Thomas University, 1501 Millpond Road, Thomasville, GA 31792:
    • A detailed resume
    • A personal statement of career and educational objectives (not to exceed two pages)
    • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended
    • Three professional or academic references (Download the PDF reference form)
    • Refer to graduate programs below for additional specific program requirements
  • Note: All candidates for Graduate Admission must hold a Bachelor’s degree. (Exception: The RN-MSN and RN-MSN/MBA programs require an Associate in Nursing degree or R.N. diploma from a regionally-accredited college or university.) To be eligible for admission, all candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 in their undergraduate studies
  • Begin the Financial Aid process:
    • Apply for Federal Financial Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Be sure to include Thomas University’s FAFSA code of 001555. Graduate students are considered independent for financial aid purposes.
    • Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for accuracy. You will receive this form 7-10 days after the FAFSA is submitted. If there are any errors on your SAR, log back into your FAFSA to make corrections
    • Research scholarship opportunities at http://www.thomasu.edu/scholarships
    • You will receive your financial aid award letter from Thomas University once you have been fully admitted. Go to your HawkLink account to accept or decline financial aid awards.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

MBA Program

  • Special Note: In order to successfully complete required graduate courses, candidates for admission to the MBA program should have successfully completed each of the following undergraduate courses prior to enrollment OR be prepared to complete these courses at Thomas University. Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course.
    • BUS 200 Principles of Financial Accounting
    • BUS 210 Principles of Macroeconomics
    • BUS 320 Principles of Finance
    • STA 250 Statistics
  • Candidates must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

MSN-MBA Dual Degree Program

  • Candidates must hold a current unencumbered RN license.
  • Candidates must meet all requirements for admission to the MSN and MBA program.
  • Additional MBA Workshops may be required prior to enrollment in MBA courses.

MSN Program

  • Candidates must be a graduate of an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program OR hold a BA or BS in a field other than nursing.  Additional "bridge" courses in baccalaureate upper division nursing may be required if the undergraduate degree is not in Nursing.
  • Candidates must hold a current unencumbered RN license.
  • Candidates must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Candidates must provide evidence of completion of an undergraduate statistics course completed within five years to date of enrollment to Thomas University.

RN-MSN Program

  • Candidates must be a graduate of an associate degree (ADN) or diploma (RN) program in Nursing.
  • Candidates must hold a current unencumbered RN license or obtain RN licensure within six months or graduation from an ADN or diploma nursing program.
  • Candidates must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Candidates must possess basic computer skills proficiency (Microsoft Word, Email, attachments).
  • Candidates must complete English102 or equivalent prior to enrollment.

RN-MSN/MBA Program

  • Candidates must be a graduate of an associate degree (ADN) or diploma (RN) program in Nursing.
  • Candidates must hold a current unencumbered RN license or obtain RN licensure within six months or graduation from an ADN or diploma nursing program.
  • Candidates must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Candidates must possess basic computer skills proficiency (Microsoft Word, Email, attachments).
  • Candidates must complete an undergraduate introductory Statistics course and English 102 or equivalent prior to enrollment
  • Additional MBA Workshops may be required prior to enrollment in MBA courses

MEd Program

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Candidates must hold a clear and renewable teaching certificate in at least one teaching field,  or hold a non-renewable certificate and be enrolled in a state approved alternative certification program.
  • Candidates must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 in all professional coursework.

EdS Program

  • Candidates must hold a Master’s degree in a relevant field from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Candidates must possess a Georgia professional T-5 certificate and have 3 years teaching experience.
  • Candidates must have a graduate grade point average of 3.0 in all professional coursework.
  • Candidates must submit a mentor/assurance form from their school district superintendent or designee as evidence of a school-based program mentor who will serve on the Candidate Support Team throughout the program.

MS Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Candidates must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Special Standing Students

Students who wish to enroll in select graduate courses, but are not pursuing a degree or graduate certificate may apply as a Special Standing Student and take up to 6 credits as a Special Standing Student. Credit earned in the graduate courses may apply toward a graduate certificate or graduate degree program should the student later decide to apply and is admitted.

Special Standing Admission requirements

  • Graduate Admissions Application
  • $50 non-refundable application fee (Fee may be paid online.)
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended, to be forwarded directly to the Office of Admission at Thomas University
  • Minimum GPA required by program
  • A personal statement of career and educational objectives (not to exceed two pages)

Important Message for Out-of-State Applicants:

Every state government regulates whether universities located in other states can enroll students in online programs.  This process is called “state authorization.”  Some states do not allow their students to enroll students in online programs at outside universities at all; other states charge the outside universities high fees to enroll even one student from that state.  For this reason, Thomas University may not be able to enroll students from outside Georgia in every online program we offer.  We accept students from as many states as possible. Please contact Admissions at admissions@thomasu.edu to find out if your state is authorized for Thomas University. 

Official Transcripts for Graduate Admission

  • To apply for graduate program admission, transcripts from ALL undergraduate coursework are required, even if you did not complete a degree at that institution. Failure to report schools attended on the graduate application and to submit transcripts from all colleges attended will delay the application process and may prohibit acceptance to Thomas University.
  • OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS are received directly from an institution of higher education and include a Registrar seal; the envelope containing transcripts may not be opened except by admission officials at Thomas University. Transcripts may be issued to the student who may forward them to the Office of Admissions as long as they are unopened. Facsimiles and copies printed off student Web portals are NOT considered official.
  • Official transcripts showing ‘in progress courses’ will need to be followed with a final transcript in order for a student to be fully admitted and for financial aid to be processed.