GRADUATE STUDENT ADMISSION
GRADUATE ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
Point University seeks master’s degree applicants whose goals are commensurate with both the institutional mission and the intended outcomes of the desired graduate program. Applicants express their goals in an admissions essay (described below).
To apply for admission to a master’s program (hybrid or online) offered by Point University’s College of Graduate & Professional Studies (CGPS) a person must:
1. Complete the online Application for Graduate Admission
Complete the online Application for Graduate Admission available on the Point University website (https://point.edu/apply).
2. Hold a bachelor’s degree and submit all official academic transcripts
Hold a bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) from an accredited college or university with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00+ on a 4-point scale. Students who do not meet the GPA requirement—or who graduated from an unaccredited institution—may qualify for “Probationary Admission”.
Submit official academic transcripts from every college or university previously attended. Applicants must contact those institutions and request that they send official transcripts in sealed envelopes directly to Admission Office, Point University, 507 West 10th Street, West Point, GA 31833; Attention: Enrollment (email email@example.com; FAX 706.645.9473). Applicants may use the Official Transcript Request Form available here.
Students who graduated from non-U.S. or non-English-speaking institutions must provide Point University with a certified translation of transcripts and course descriptions, as well as a detailed and comprehensive transcript evaluation.
3. Submit two personal references from non-relatives
Submit two personal references from non-relatives, including one reference from an educator and one from an employer or professional colleague, who can speak to the applicant’s character, ability, and readiness for graduate studies.
For Master of Transformative Ministry applicants only: Submit a third personal reference from a minister or spiritual mentor, who can speak to the applicant’s spiritual maturity and readiness for advanced ministry studies.
4. Submit a well-written, 2-4 page admission essay
Submit a well-written, 2-4 page admission essay that includes:
- A brief self-introduction
- Reasons for pursuing the chosen master’s degree at Point University
- Educational, professional, and personal experiences that have shaped the decision and prepared the applicant for graduate studies
- Personal life and career goals, and how master’s studies will help accomplish those goals
- Christian commitment, church involvement, and ministry experiences (applies only to Master of Transformative Ministry applicants)
- Any additional information the applicant may wish to provide the Admission Committee as it considers the application.
5. Submit evidence of higher level skills
Submit evidence of higher level communication skills (writing), qualitative skills (e.g. responsibility, flexibility, creativity, team work, continuous learning, research, critical thinking, and decision-making), and for MBA applicants quantitative skills (mathematics), and. Evidence could include, for example;
- Samples of academic or professional research and writing ability, such as research papers, published articles, sermons, or work products
- Transcripts showing completion of coursework in higher level mathematics, statistics, accounting, and/or finance
- Professional licensures, certifications, or training experiences
- Pertinent awards or achievements
- Official scores for standardized tests, such as the:
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE, www.ets.org/gre), which measures verbal, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills (see above for average scores)
- Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT, www.gmac.com/gmat.aspx), which assesses quantitative, analytical, problem-solving abilities, reading and writing, and other skills important for business and management
- Miller Analogies Test (MAT, www.milleranalogies.com), a high level assessment of mental ability (see above for average score)
If English is not the applicant’s first language, demonstrate English speaking and writing proficiency.
6. Fulfill prerequisites
For M.B.A. applicants only: Complete the undergraduate prerequisites for entering the M.B.A. program (listed in the M.B.A. program description found in the section of this catalog devoted to the CGPS Business & Leadership Department). Point waives this requirement for students who (a) hold an accredited bachelor’s degree in a business-related field, or (b) earn a passing score on the Point University Business Proficiency Exam. Prerequisite courses are available in online and hybrid formats from Point University.
* For international students: Demonstrate English speaking and writing proficiency.