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If a Masters Degree has already been completed, the GMAT or GRE test can be waived.
*If student has a statistics course in another area or in the area of business, the course may be accepted at the discretion of the Graduate Business Studies Director.
This degree may not be suitable for students on international visas or government scholarships from their home countries, due to the limited face-to-face availability of courses. A significant portion of this coursework is delivered online.
In all cases, over one-half of the coursework required in a degree program must be completed at the Cape Girardeau campus, the university's Regional Campuses and Center, or through Southeast Online. Students must work carefully with their advisor to insure that the residence requirement is met. Transfer courses do not count toward meeting the residence or 600-level requirements. No more than 12 hours of transfer credit or credit older than 6 years may be applied to a graduate program. Transfer credit must be accepted by the major advisor and is applied to a program at candidacy. Before enrolling for credit at another institution, prior approval must be obtained from the major advisor. Only credit in which a 'B' or better was earned will be accepted for transfer. Credit for transfer is only acceptable if earned from a regionally accredited institution. For programs in education, off-campus credit earned from a non-NCATE accredited institution will not be accepted.
With approval of the advisor and the Dean of the Graduate Studies, nine hours from the first master's degree may be applied to a second degree. Prior credit is subject to the six year time limit.