Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2013-2014
With permission of the Director of the Graduate Program in Theology, a maximum of three courses or nine semester credits of graduate work may be allowed to transfer from other accredited institutions, provided the work is "B" quality or better. The remainder of the course work for the master’s degree must be earned at Walsh University. Usually no transfer of credit will be allowed for courses taken more than five years prior to matriculation in the graduate program.
Permission to register for a course without formal admission to the Master of Arts in Theology program may be granted to a non-matriculated college graduate by the Director of the Graduate Program in Theology. A maximum of six graduate credit hours may be taken prior to admission to the M.A. program. Once application is complete and approved a student may continue course work.
Persons with bachelor’s degrees from accredited colleges, with promising scholastic standing and with personal and professional potential, will be considered for admission to the Master of Arts in Theology program. New students planning to take graduate courses should contact the director of the program at least six weeks before classes begin.
Requirements for admission as a matriculated student in the Master of Arts in Theology program include:
Completed application form, accompanied by a non-refundable application/registration fee of $25.
Official transcript(s) of undergraduate and all other graduate study sent directly from the applicant’s college(s) to Walsh University Admissions Office.
Recommendations by three persons qualified to appraise scholastic aptitude, personal and professional promise.
An applicant, who has completed the admission process but does not satisfy the admissions criteria, may be granted a conditional acceptance. To convert the conditional acceptance to full acceptance, the conditionally accepted student must successfully complete all the admissions criteria. A conditionally accepted student may complete a maximum of 6 credit hours in the program.
Students who are fully admitted to the program may register by either of the following procedures:
Call 330-490-7367 to reserve a place in a class. You will be asked to provide your name, address, telephone number and social security number. You will process the official registration at the first class meeting.
Complete the registration form provided with each semester’s Schedule of Classes and return it in person, by mail or fax (330-490-7372) or use the online registration process.
Categories of Graduate Students
NON-MATRICULATED: A non-matriculated student is a student enrolled in a graduate course who has not completed admission requirements or does not intend to pursue a graduate degree but wishes to enroll in graduate coursework for professional development. A non-matriculated student may apply for transfer as a matriculated student. No more than 6 semester hours taken as a non-matriculated student may be applied toward the master’s degree.
MATRICULATED: A matriculated student is a degree-seeking student, who has met all admission requirements for the degree program.
CANDIDATE: A candidate is a matriculated student, who has successfully completed at least one half of the coursework for the degree program with a cumulative quality point average of 3.0 or higher and who has received the recommendation of advancement to candidacy status from the Graduate Council.
Upon admission to the master’s program, the student is assigned to a graduate faculty member who will then work with the student to develop a plan that will allow the student to progress through the program as efficiently as possible. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisors prior to registration each semester to confirm their program plan.