Time Limit for Application
Application materials and credentials will be retained by the Office of Graduate Studies for one year past the semester for which the application is made.
Materials submitted for application are confidential. Students should not request copies of transcripts, test scores, or letters of recommendation from the Office of Graduate Studies or the Office of the Registrar. Requests for these documents should be directed to the university, person, or testing agency from which the document originated.
Criminal Record / Activity
Previous criminal activity may influence admission to the University. The application requests information about past criminal activity. The effect of such past activity depends on its nature and the program. The University may refuse continued admission or terminate admission for students who become involved in criminal activity while at HSU. Misrepresenting past or present criminal activity may result in immediate termination from the University.
Admission to Graduate Study requires a completed bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The degree must contain a minimum of 42 advanced semsester hours (courses designed for juniors and seniors). Hours given for life experience may not be counted toward the 42 hour requirement. Students presenting degrees with less than 42 advanced hours must satisfy all other entrance requirements and complete sufficient undergraduate upper level hours before they may be admitted.
Each student must submit official transcripts of all colleges and universities attended. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly from the student's college/university to the Office of Graduate Studies.