For Admission to a Graduate Studies Division
- Submit a graduate application(varies by program)
- Have official transcripts indicating the degree(s) the student has earned and any other undergraduate and graduate courses completed sent directly from those colleges/universities to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
- The “career plan” is a description of the applicant’s life/career goals and an explanation of how the particular graduate program to which the student is applying will assist in realizing his/her objectives. It should be typed or printed and is not to exceed two pages.
- A copy of a Teacher Certification is required for Master in the Art of Teaching, Reading and Educational Leadership applicants.
- Submit the above documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions. The student will not be allowed to complete more than six credit hours prior to formal admission to a specific graduate program
For Admission to a Specific Master's Degree Program:
- Arrange for an interview with the program coordinator of the graduate program for which the student is applying. (This does not apply to MAT applicants.)
- Complete probationary hours (if applicable).
Out of State Applicants
Second Master's Degree
Special Student Applicants
Please note that the student will need to submit the guest form to the Office of Graduate Admissions prior to the beginning of the registration period of the term for which the student is enrolling.
International Student Applicants
If a student is a foreign national and wishes to pursue graduate studies at Marygrove College, the student is subject to the same admission standards and processes described in Guest Applicants with additional requirements based upon INS regulations. These additional requirements include:
English Language Requirements
If the student’s native language is not English, the student is required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey. Or the student may take the Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency offered by the Testing and Certification Bureau, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Only students with TOEFL scores of 500 or higher will be considered. Both examinations are readily available in centers located abroad. When making arrangements for either examination, test results should be forwarded to Marygrove College, Office of Graduate Admissions, 8425 West McNichols Road, Detroit, MI 48221-2599 USA.
Statement of Finances
The student must be able to prove that sufficient funds are available to meet all expenses for the school year as well as for vacation periods. A Statement of Finances is therefore required and must accompany the application for admission.
If the student is being sponsored for study in the United States by their own government, by the U.S. government, or by a relative or friend, this must be so stated and the person responsible for payment of educational and personal expenses must sign the statement. In order to be considered valid, all Statements of Finances must be notarized. Marygrove does not provide financial aid to international students.
Certificate of Health and Insurance
The Medical Examination and the Emergency Treatment Procedure Forms must be filled out and returned to the Office of Graduate Admissions at Marygrove prior to the issuing of a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20). This medical examination record will become part of the permanent health record.
All international students are required to purchase a health insurance policy providing for full hospital and medical coverage during their entire stay in this country as a student. Proof of payment of premiums must be presented to the Office of Graduate Admissions prior to initial registration. The international student may purchase health insurance from the business office.
Compliance with INS Regulations
Please note that in order to maintain F-1 student status, students must “pursue a full course of study and make normal (satisfactory) progress towards completion of a course of study.” For graduate students at Marygrove College a full course of study is defined as six credit hours per term, with the exception of the Griot and Sage programs where a full course of study is nine credit hours. There may be certain exceptions when a student is in the last semester. The Graduate Admissions Office must receive all materials two months prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student plans to enroll.
Note that international students are required to report any status changes to the Graduate Admissions Office, such as an address change or a change in registration.