Graduate Policies and Procedures Manual


8.10 General Admission Requirements

Applicants must submit official documentation as evidence of meeting the following Graduate School admission requirements. Generally, this means submitting official transcripts from a universities/colleges attended. Programs may have requirements over and above those of the Graduate School. Students who transfer to a Wright State doctoral program and retain the same major professor will have their programs of study approved by their dissertation committees or program level committees if specified by the program by-laws. Their programs of study, among other requirements, will specify any examinations which must be completed.

A. Completion of a bachelor's or master's degree program (as required by the doctoral program) at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or foreign equivalent.

B. Proof that the applicant has at least an undergraduate grade point average (ugpa) of 2.70 and a graduate grade point average (ggpa) of at least 3.25 on a four point scale. These are the minimum grade point averages for admission into a doctoral program in regular status.

  • A student may be admitted conditionally into a doctoral program. Conditional status will normally be granted to a student who needs to make up course deficiencies or prerequisites. Upon satisfactory completion of the conditional requirements, the student's status will be changed to regular. The student must meet the terms of the conditional status within the time specified by the program. Failure to meet the time limit or complete the requirements would result in the student's dismissal from the doctoral program and the Graduate School.
  • A student may be granted provisional admission in a doctoral program for one term only. This status is granted pending receipt of credentials. Granting a student provisional status does not imply or guarantee that the student will be granted admission into the program after all credentials have been received. The student must meet all the admission requirements of the program for which he or she applied.

C. Meet the minimum required scores on the standardized test; e.g. GRE as required by the program.