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Admissions - Master's in Higher Education

Students are formally admitted only in the Fall term. Priority consideration will be given to applicants that submit their completed application package by March 1, 2016 of the academic year preceding the Fall term of interest. 

  1. Completed On-line Graduate Admissions Application and an application fee of $50 (this application can be found at
  2. Submission of transcripts of bachelor's degree work
  3. If undergraduate GPA is < 2.9 (4.0 scale) overall or < 3.25 for the last 90 quarter or equivalent semester hours, applicants must submit scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); if GPA exceeds these levels, no test scores are required.
    Upload items 4-6 when submitting your on-line application by March 1st for full consideration:
  4. Autobiographical Sketch/Personal Statement (2-3 pages)
    The autobiographical sketch provides a sample of your writing. It should tell us about you as an applicant and address important factors in your life journey that have shaped your interest in Higher Education and brought you to apply to this program.
  5. Three letters of recommendation
  6. A current resume.

For further information, contact:

Department of Counseling and Higher Education
The Patton College of Education
McCracken Hall 201
Athens, Ohio 45701
Phone: 740.593.4442