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Admission Requirements

Charisma University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, sex, religion, race, color, disability, national or ethnic origin or political affiliation in its admission policies, its employment opportunities or other policies or practices.

All degree and non-degree seeking students must meet the following admissions requirements before getting admitted or provisionally admitted into the University:

1. A completed application form for admission.

2. A completed letter of intent (for doctoral students) stating which doctorate degree you plan to take and why.

3. Doctorate degree applicants are required to provide documentation attesting to two years of professional experience, in the form of resumes or letters of recommendation.

4. Official transcripts from accredited colleges, universities, or other institutions where you have earned any credit. Transcripts are to be sent directly to Charisma University, Unofficial copies of transcripts are accepted for provisional admissions provided that official transcripts are provided within 8 weeks of acceptance. Students admitted under provisional status will not be allowed to take more than 12 credits courses for undergraduate classes or 6-8 credits courses for graduate classes until their provisional status have been removed.

5. GPA Policies:(i) Master's degree seeking student must have earned a Bachelor's degree with minimum GPA of 2.0 from accredited colleges or universities. (ii) Doctorate degree seeking student must have earned a Master's degree with minimum GPA of 3.0 from accredited colleges or universities.(iii) Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) and Ph.D. in Cyber Security Administration programs can admit a student with Master's degree or Bachelor's degree of 2.5 GPA from accredited Universities/Colleges but such student matriculating with Bachelor's degree will be required to complete a total of 90 credits beyond his/her Bachelor's degree as opposed to 63 total credits for a student matriculating with Master's degree. At the discretion of the school Dean, Doctorate degree seeking student with less than 3.0 GPA of Master's degree for doctorate programs that strictly require admissions with Master's degree or less than 2.5 GPA for doctorate programs that may admit student with Bachelor's degree from accredited colleges or universities may be required to take a GRE before conditionally or fully admitted into the University.There are no specific GRE scores required to be admitted, but the admissions committee evaluates each student's performance from GRE and other factors. Students matriculating into Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) and Ph.D. in Cyber Security Administration programs with Master's degree of 2.5 GPA or higher are exempt from the GRE requirement.

6. Proof of High School Diploma/Certificate or GED (Required from all undergraduate degree seeking students).

7. Official documents that support the granting of college or university credit from sources such CLEP, DANTES and college level GED, advanced placement examinations, Achievement Tests (AT), University of the State of New York Subject Exams, and Thomas A. Edison State Subject Exams.

8. Non-traditional transfer credits include:

A. Members of the armed services-credits MUST be evaluated using the American Council on Education (ACE) guide http://militaryguides.acenet.edu/.

B. Formal educational programs and courses sponsored by non-collegiate organizations whose credits meet the recommendations established by the American Council on Education.

9. Charisma University accepts credits from accredited colleges or universities. Students that have completed their previous educations at universities/colleges where English was not the official language of instruction must forward their transcripts/credentials to any of the following agencies for evaluation:
  A) World Education Services (WES) - www.wes.org
  B) Worldwide Education Consultant Services (WECS) - wecseval.com
  C) International Education Research Foundation (IERF) - http://ierf.org/
Completed credentials evaluation by any of the above evaluation agencies must be forwarded directly to the university by the agency providing such evaluation service(s).

10. English Proficiency Requirement: The English proficiency requirement may be met through one of the following ways:

A. Undergraduate applicants (Associate/Bachelors' degrees) whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 500 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 61 on the Internet Based Test (IBT), or a 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS).

B. Graduate applicants (Masters' degrees) whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 530 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT) or 71 on the Internet Based Test (IBT) or 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS).

C. Graduate applicants (Doctorates' degrees) whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT) or 80 on the Internet Based Test (IBT) or 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS).

Upon submissions of all the required documentations, the admissions committee, composed of four faculty members including the dean and the admissions director, reviews each student's application for admissions. Several factors are considered in deciding on a student's admission. It usually takes seven business days from an application submission date before a student is notified of his or her admissions status. Admitted students are assigned a username and password for online classroom access and information on new students' orientation. Students that are not admitted receive a letter of admissions denial.

 

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
For the BS/Health Sciences (Health Professions) we require an Associate Degree in any of the Allied Health Sciences and at least part-time paid/volunteer work in the health/human service field as requirements for admission to our degree completion program. Essay Questions: 1) Please describe your learning journey as you make application to the BS/Health Sciences degree-completion program (1 paragraph); 2) How do you see the completion of this degree to benefit your professional work in the future? (1 paragraph)

For the BS/Health Sciences (Health Promotion) we require an Associate Degree in the Allied Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Management, or General Studies and at least part-time paid/volunteer work in the health/human service field as requirements for admission to our degree completion program. Essay Questions: 1) Please describe your learning journey as you make application to the BS/Health Sciences degree-completion program (1 paragraph); 2) How do you see the completion of this degree to benefit your professional work in the future? (1 paragraph)

Master of Public Health
For the MPH/Epidemiology (and Graduate Cert) we require a bachelor's degree in the Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Management, or the Liberal Studies (GPA: 2.0/4.0 or above) and at-least part-time paid/volunteer work in the health care/human service field as requirements for admission to our professional graduate degree (and certificate) in public health. Essay Questions: 1) Please describe your learning journey as you make application to the MPH/Epidemiology (or Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences) program (1 paragraph); 2) How do you see the completion of this degree (or graduate certificate) to benefit your professional work in the future? (1 paragraph)