Master's Degree Admission Requirements

Learners seeking admission to an Acacia University master's degree program must have successfully completed a baccalaureate degree program from an accredited college or university. The degree must be verified on original transcripts sent by the undergraduate institution directly to Acacia University. As the receiving institution, Acacia University determines the acceptance for transfer of the credits from the other institution. Applicants submitting diplomas, degrees, or course transcripts from non-US Institutions must have their academic credentials evaluated. Acacia University will accept credential evaluations only from World Education Services WES).

Applicants whose first language is not English and do not have a master’s degree from a university in which instruction is conducted in English must provide evidence of English proficiency by submitting their TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score. A minimum score of 80 on the internet-based test or 550 on the paper-based test is required.

A current teaching position must be verified by a letter on school letterhead from an administrator of the school in which the teacher is practicing. (more info)

Two letters of recommendation written by qualified educators evaluating personal qualifications and potential for success in graduate studies must be submitted. (more info)

Acacia University courses are 100% online so each applicant must have access that includes e-mail and the internet to participate.

Regular Applicants

Applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and are currently employed in public or private education at the elementary, secondary or higher education level are considered regular applicants to the program. The majority of applicants to this program are adults working in a variety of professional education settings. Consequently, prior class rank and/or grade point average are not significant factors in the admission process.

Special Applicants

An individual not qualifying as a regular applicant may apply as a special applicant. Special applicants are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but must have an academic background equivalent to a bachelor’s degree earned in the United States.

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Application for Admission to the Master's Degree Programs

Submitting this application begins the official part of the Acacia University enrollment process. We will review your application and contact you within two business days to discuss your status. (You should also receive an email after completing this application that covers the next steps in the enrollment process.)

NOTE: Please use your personal email address (like gmail, hotmail, yahoo, etc) rather than a school or business email address. School and business email servers can have more restrictions and you may not receive all emails. Also put acacia.edu in your contacts list or your email white list to further ensure receiving all emails.

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