The Application Process
How do I apply?
Is the application process the same for both the Master of Arts degree and the Graduate Certificate?
Applicants to either the Master of Arts in Professional Writing program or one of the Graduate Certificate programs must complete an application with Graduate Admissions http://www.kennesaw.edu/graduate/admissions/forms.shtml .
To apply to the MAPW Program, follow the procedures outlined at MAPW Admissions Criteria.
To apply to one of the Graduate Certificate Programs, follow the procedures outlined at Graduate Certificate Admissions Criteria.
When is the application deadline?
Applications to the Master of Arts in Professional Writing program and Graduate Certificate programs are received once a year. All application materials must be received by this date.
When can I start the program?
New students are admitted each year for enrollment during the Fall semester.
What are the minimum academic requirements to apply?
What are the application requirements for Internationl students?
International applicants must have their foreign credentials evaluated by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. Course-by-course evaluations, equivalence to an accredited U.S. degree or number of years toward completion, and grade point average equivalents are required. International students from countries where English is not the primary language must submit:
Refer to Graduate International Admissions for more information.
What is the minimum requirement for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)?
A minimum verbal score of 520 and a minimum 4.5 on the analytic writing on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission to the Master of Arts in Professional Writing program. Plan accordingly for the GRE General Test ... it takes 10 business days for our office to receive the official results. There is no GRE requirement for applicants to the Graduate Certificate programs.
Where do I take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)?
There are four Prometric Test Centers offering the GRE test in the metro-Atlanta area:
It takes 10 business days for KSU to receive GRE scores... plan accordingly and meet the deadline February 1st.
Can I submit GRE scores that are more than five years old?
No. The GRE must have been taken within five years prior to applying to the MAPW program.
If I am applying to a Graduate Certificate program, do I need to submit GRE scores?
No. There is no GRE requirement for applicants to the Graduate Certificate programs.
If I already have a graduate degree, do I still need to submit GRE scores?
No. The GRE requirement is waived for applicants who have earned an advanced degree.
Are letters of recommendation required?
Letters of recommendation are not required, although we gladly accept those we receive.
Is there an application fee?
Yes. All applications received must be accompanied by a nonrefundable $60.00 application processing fee.
How much are tuition and fees?
Tuition is based on the number of credit hours enrolled.
Click here for the current list of tuition and fees for Kennesaw State University's graduate programs.