Graduate Studies & Research
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Graduate Studies at Salisbury University

Admissions/Enrollment

Requirements for admission to graduate study include a completed Application to Graduate Study, the application fee and official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Application is also required in order to be admitted to specific programs; consult individual programs for information. A complete application includes:

  • Application for Graduate Programs
  • Application fee
  • Residency Domicile Information form (if seeking in-state tuition)
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended (sent to Office of Graduate Studies and Research)
  • Program-specific application materials (consult the graduate program director)

Housing

Graduate students have limited on-campus housing options during the winter and summer terms only. For off-campus housing information, visit www.salisbury.edu/housing. In addition, some graduate assistantships include on-campus housing.

Course Load and Enrollment Status

Full-time status during the fall and spring semesters requires enrollment in a minimum of nine graduate semester hours (six hours for graduate assistants). Full-time status in the winter and summer terms requires enrollment in a minimum of six graduate semester hours. Half-time status during the fall and spring semesters requires enrollment in a minimum of five graduate semester hours. Half-time status in the winter and summer terms requires enrollment in a minimum of three graduate semester hours. Requests for a schedule overload (over 12 hours
during fall or spring, over nine hours during summer, over six hours during winter) must
be approved by the program director.

“My graduate degree in nursing from Salisbury University has afforded me many professional opportunities. Most recently, I had the opportunity to travel with nursing faculty and students to Tanzania where we worked together on an HIV/AIDS prevention project. The experience was invaluable to me, both personally and professionally.”
Jerilyn Riddick, M.S. ’01
Emergency Preparedness Nurse, Wicomico Coounty Health Department
“The Applied Health Physiology Program at Salisbury University provided me the opportunity to be successful in beginning my career in the strength and conditioning field. From attaining a position as a minor league strength coach to being hired at Salisbury University as the strength and conditioning coordinator, the knowledge gained throughout the program has prepared me in all aspects of physical fitness and rehabilitation.”
Matthew Nein, CSCS,
M.S. Applied Health Physiology ’04

Inter-Institutional Registration

Credit earned through inter-institutional registration with other University System of Maryland colleges is accepted as credit earned at Salisbury University. For more information see the “Graduate Student Information” section in the University’s catalog at www.salisbury.edu/catalog.

Transfer Credit

For information on transfer credit, please review the “Graduate Student Information” section in the University’s catalog at www.salisbury.edu/catalog.

Graduate Credit (During Undergraduate Senior Year)

SU undergraduates within nine semester hours of completing requirements for their bachelor’s
degree and who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (3.25 for M.B.A.) may register for three
hours of graduate credit to be taken concurrently with the remaining courses in their bachelor’s program. Consult the appropriate graduate program director for more information.

International Student Admission

With over 40 foreign countries represented among the student population, SU welcomes international students to apply for admission. For information visit www.salisbury.edu/iss.

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