What Are Patten’s Admissions Requirements For Graduate Degree Programs?

Online Programs
In order to matriculate as a fully admitted online degree-seeking graduate student, an individual must possess a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants are required to submit official transcripts of the awarded baccalaureate degree within 30 days of enrollment. GRE or GMAT scores are not required.


Campus Programs
Education Programs General Information 
Applicants seeking admission into any of the Education Masters’ programs are to:
• Submit three letters of recommendation from the applicant’s employer, former employers, former teachers, instructors, professors, etc. 
• Submit all sections of applicant’s reported scores on standardized entrance examinations such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), CBEST or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and
• Comply with confidential disclosure of all prior offenses resulting in a criminal record that may preclude the opportunity to teach in California schools.
Specific information regarding the admissions requirements for each program is listed below.


International Admission
Prior to applying for the required F-1 visa, which permits entry into this country as a student, international students must submit an application along with the required materials.  Since English is the language of instruction, international students from non-English speaking countries pursuing a degree and/or certificate program through Patten University must meet all other entrance requirements plus demonstrate their English language proficiency. The University uses the “Test of English as a Foreign Language” (TOEFL) exam results as evidence of English proficiency. An official TOEFL or IELTS score is required for admission to the University’s graduate program (67 for iBT; 183 for CBT; 580 for PBT; 6.5 for IELTS).
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