Students may qualify for admission to the MS in ID program in three ways:
- GRE or GMAT Scores: Admission based on scores for the GRE or GMAT requires one of the following:
- Admission with GRE, if taken before 2012 the following applies: The required GAP score based on the GRE is 2200 (GAP= GRE-V plus GRE-Q multiplied by undergraduate GPA). An Analytical Writing score of 3.5 or higher is also required. Students who took the GRE General Test prior to October 1, 2002 must have a GAP score of 3500 or higher. Students taking the new GRE should have a GAP score of at least 550.
- Admission with GMAT- The required GAP score based on the GMAT score is 1020 (GAP= Undergraduate grade point average times 200 plus GMAT score). An analytical writing score of 3.5 or higher is also required.
- NO GRE or GMAT: Students with a baccalaureate degree but without GRE or GMAT scores requires all of the following:
- Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university may apply for admission without a GRE or GMAT score if they achieved an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or least a 2.75 GPA on their last 60 hours of appropriate undergraduate credit for the degree.
- A letter of application that explains why the applicant should be admitted without a GRE or GMAT score.
- A statement explaining the applicant's career goal(s) and purpose(s) for pursuing the master's program in Instructional Design.
- A current vita.
- At least two letters of recommendation:
- One letter of reference from a college/university instructor that details the applicant's potential for successful completion of the Master of Science program in instructional design.
- One letter of reference from an employer or supervisor that addresses the applicant's dispositions that predict success as a member of an instructional design or training team.
- At least a 3-page paper that indicates the applicant's analytical writing ability.
The admission decision by program faculty under this option is based on a review of the full set of admission documents. Applicants should strive to provide evidence of potential for completion of the degree and success in the field of instructional design.
- Admission based on a previously completed master's degree:
- Admission may be granted for applicants who hold a master's degree or higher with an overall graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher from a regionally-accredited institution.
- In making a decision to recommend admission, the faculty may consider factors such as the nature of the previous degree, the quality of coursework, the age of the previous graduate degree, standardized test scores, and other factors as deemed appropriate.
Application and all supporting materials should be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11010, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1010. Materials required for admission are dependent upon the program of study. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies by email at email@example.com or by phone at (270) 745-2446 to learn more.