Frequently Asked Questions
Can students be admitted for starting
in the spring semester?
Do I need a specific undergraduate
degree or coursework to be eligible for this program?
Can the fee be waived?
What kind of financial assistance or
scholarships are available to students in MA CADR program?
many students are typically admitted each term?
What is the cohort model?
Do I need a GRE score?
Do I need a TOEFL or IELTS scores?
Do I need a foreign transcription
Who do I speak to if I have additional
IS there a certification program?
are courses scheduled?
CAN I work and attend classes?
operates on a rolling admission basis.
Basically we will continue to admit students until the
cohort is filled.
That being said we typically conduct a minimum of at least 3
distinct application evaluation periods.
The first typically takes place between late January and
early February. In
this evaluation period we typically admit up to a 1/4 of the
second application evaluation period is around the end of
March/beginning of April.
In this evaluation period we typically we admit the
largest group (up to 2/3 of the cohort).
The final application evaluation period will take place
in mid to late May.
Typically we will fill the majority of cohort during that
Typically we don’t admit students in the fall cohort after the 2nd
week in June.
As the program is
currently constructed we operate as a cohort therefore we do not
allow students to be admitted for starting in the spring
are only admitted to start in the fall semester as a group.
We do offer
an extremely limited part-time option.
Our part-time students must complete a minimum of 2
courses per semester so that the program can be completed in a
minimum of 6 semesters.
In order to
participate in our part-time option you must receive permission
from the program graduate director.
permission is granted when student can demonstrate a specific
transfer up to 6 credits to our program.
Typically transfer credits when approved are applied to
No transfer credits will be
approved for internships
To be eligible for transfer
all transfer credits must be at a graduate level, students
need to have received a grade higher than a C and awarded by
an accredited university to quality for transfer.
No continuing education
credits can be applied to our MA CADR program as transfer
ALL TRANSFER CREDITS MUST BE
APPROVED BY THE GRADUATE DIRECTOR
requires the completion of 36 graduate credits.
Fulltime students typically complete the program in 4
semesters, basically 2 academic years (September-May).
Part-time students typically complete the program in 6
semesters, basically 3 years (September-May).
degree is required to be admitted into the program, but that
degree does not need to be in Conflict resolution or a related
field to be eligible for admission into our program.
There is an
application fee required to apply be a graduate student at
Our program has no ability to waive this fee.
If there is a legitimate reason that you believe the fee
should be waived you will need to contact the admissions office
to determine if the fee can be waived in your particular case.
Admissions can be contacted at 410-543-6161 or
don’t have any scholarships to offer at his time.
We do however have 2 department specific Graduate
Assistantships that are available every year.
There are also up to 100 graduate assistant positions
available throughout the campus that all graduate students are
Graduate assistantships at Salisbury University provide a
monetary stipend (minimum of $2500 per semester) and up 9
credits of tuition per semester or 18 credits per academic year
(the tuition award does not cover fees; student remains
responsible for their fees).
For more information on graduate assistants please visit
the following website:
Salisbury University bills graduate
student on a per credit basis. To determine total costs
for our graduate program make sure to add the cost of the credit
tuition and the required fees and multiple that amount by 36
(total number of credits required). To find the most
recent tuition costs please visit the following site:
typically are around 18-20 students per year.
We have designed our program so that
students for the first year of the program take the same six
required courses. Since student are only admitted in the
fall term students in the same cohort matriculate through the
program at the same pace. Essentially this allows students
to create a support network for each other within their
particular cohort. Furthermore since there are always two
cohorts in the program at any given time the first year cohort
can interact with the 2nd year cohort to help ease
the transition into a graduate program.
At this time our
program does not require the GRE scores as part of the admission
process. If you have
taken the GRE scores and would like to submit your scores you
are more than welcome to do that.
If that is the case please contact the graduate director
to make arrangements to submit your score (Robert LaChance –
email@example.com or 410-341-7987).
Proof of English proficiency is
required of all international applicants. Most it not all
international students that have completed their undergraduate
degree outside of the United States must submit either a TOEFL
or IELTS score to be eligible for admission into the MA CADR
must be submitted in their original version, in English, with a
GPA listed on a 4.0 scale and with credits comparable to SU
credits. Otherwise, a professional course-by-course
evaluation of all foreign academic transcript(s) is required.
This professional evaluation will determine your academic
level within the American system of education. The prospective
student will be required to pay the cost associated with
obtaining the evaluation. The cost of a course-by-course
evaluation is approximately U.S. $100 to $150. The
following credential service has been approved by Salisbury
University (World Education Services, Inc. –
Chinese applicants are required to
provide an evaluation from the
China Academic Degree and Graduate Education Development Center
You can contact
either the graduate director (Robert La Chance -
firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-341-7987 or Dr. Brian
email@example.com or 410-219-2873)
is no a certificate program.
scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays evenings from
5:30 pm to 8:15 pm
Many of our MA
CADR students are working professionals and successfully have
completed our graduate program while maintaining their existing