May 27, 2022  
2012-2013 Georgia Regents University Graduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Georgia Regents University Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science with a Major in Allied Health


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Master of Science In Allied Health Offers the Following Concentrations for Students Already Licensed in:

Dental Hygiene

Please contact the Office of Academic Admissions regarding application to any of these concentrations:

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Medical Technology
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Occupational Therapy
Physician Assistant
Radiation Therapy
Respiratory Therapy

This research degree program for allied health and related health professionals is interdisciplinary, research-oriented and requires a thesis.

Program Objectives

The objectives are to prepare:

  • Specialized clinical practitioners with advanced knowledge and skills in related basic and clinical sciences
  • Researchers who can formulate questions, organize and test ideas and examine information from basic and clinical sciences to apply to their disciplines
  • Leaders who can help plan, develop and deliver cost-effective, quality health care services

Admission Requirements

Completed Online Application for Graduate Programs

Application Fee: please visit the Office of Admissions website: http://www.gru.edu/Admissions/

Application deadline for application and required materials and documents:
Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

December 1 - Summer entry

Note: All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made. Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.

Minimum Degree Requirements and Official Transcripts: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. To be used to satisfy degree requirement, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree(s) earned that are the U.S. equivalency of degree(s) required by the program.

Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international college/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript.

Official transcripts should be sent to GRU’s Office of Academic Admissions. To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed, and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar’s office of the issuing institution.

Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts: An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). Silny and WES are recommended. Official evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents, or copies will not satisfy this requirement.

References: Recommendations (which include a reference form and letter of recommendation) from three individuals are required. Referees should be individuals qualified to critically assess the applicant’s prior academic (usually college professors), employment, artistic, research and/or clinical experience (clinical or research supervisor/mentor) and qualifications (as applicable) as well as the applicant’s potential as a graduate student in the field/program selected.

Graduate reference forms and letters of recommendation can be submitted online only. As part of the online application process, applicants provide the names and current email addresses for three individuals they have asked to serve as their referees. Once the online application is submitted, each referee will receive an email notification directing him/her to the online site where he/she can complete the reference form and submit his/her letter of recommendation. To change a referee after the application has been submitted, the applicant is instructed to log into his/her CollegeNet account and update the name and current email address for the referee. Status updates of your referees’ submissions will be provided to you directly from CollegeNet.

GRE Requirement: Test takers who took the GRE prior to August 1, 2011 were scored on the old scoring scale of 200-800.  The minimum score requirement of 900 total (combined Verbal and Quantitative Scores) will continue to be used for those who took the GRE prior to the scoring changes.

Test takers who took the GRE after to August 1, 2011 are scored on the new scoring scale of 130-170.  The minimum score of 290 total (combined Verbal and Quantitative Scores) will be required for those who took the GRE after to the scoring changes.

All official GRE scores must be submitted to GRU’s OAA directly from the Education Testing Service (ETS) and must be less than five years old. The institution code for submission of GRE scores to GHSU is 5406. Please do not select a department code.

TOEFL Scores: Minimum score of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based.

Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English. The institution code for submission of TOEFL scores to GHSU is 5406. Please do not select a department code.

Exemption from the TOEFL requirement is allowed for graduate students who submit proof of earning a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university where English is the language of instruction.

Program Specific Requirements

Personal Interview: Includes writing sample. Interviews by invitation only. Applicants will be selected for an interview based on an initial review of submitted application materials. Selected applicants will be notified directly by the program.

Licensure and/or Certification: Proof of licensure to practice dental hygiene.

Admission Recommendations

GPA: Prefer GPA of 3.0 or higher. May consider candidates with a lower GPA based on extenuating circumstance, test scores (GRE), strengths in other areas, and acceptance on a probationary status.

*Substitutions and/or waivers of minimum requirements must first be supported and approved at the program level and then formally approved by the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

*While every effort is made to maintain this information as current, it may be subject to change. Please check with GRU’s Office of Academic Admissions for recent updates.

*Applications deferred to another semester are subject to all admission requirements and program requirements in effect for the semester to which they are deferred.

Estimated Tuition and Fees

 For estimated tuition and fees, please see the Tuition and Fees information for students who matriculated at GHSU  section of this catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours with the following minimum requirements:

  • Basic Science Core—6 semester hours
  • Research Tools and Methods—8 semester hours
  • Research Project—4 semester hours
  • Interdisciplinary/disciplinary Studies—18 semester hours

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