Graduate applicants may be accepted at Grand Canyon University (GCU) with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by GCU, with a 2.8 GPA or higher.
If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may be eligible for admission with a graduate degree from an accredited, GCU-approved college or program and passing test scores:
- Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT): 500
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 1,000 combined verbal/quantitative, prior to August 2011; 300 combined verbal/quantitative, after August 2011
Admission Requirements for Select Graduate Programs
Some programs of study may require a higher GPA and/or other qualifying criteria for admission. Please review full admission and program requirements in the University Policy Handbook.
GCU proudly welcomes doctoral applicants wanting to pursue higher levels of achievement in learning and research. You may be accepted by meeting one of the criteria below:
- Earned a doctoral degree from an institutionally accredited school with an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher. Applicants with a GPA less than 3.4 may be accepted with specifications.
- Earned a master's from an institutionally accredited school with an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher. Applicants with a GPA of 3.0 - 3.39 may be accepted with specifications. Applicants with a GPA below a 3.0 will not be accepted.
We encourage prospective students to contact a university counselor who can help guide you through GCU's admissions process. If you are interested in becoming a student at GCU, browse through our Admission Requirements page to begin your admissions process.
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