Spring 2022 Trine Course Catalog


Admission Requirements

  1. Degree and GPA Requirements. Except for the Dual Undergraduate/Graduate program applicants (See Student Classifications below), students seeking to enroll in graduate studies must have:
    1. A 3.0 GPA and,
    2. A bachelor’s degree from an approved institutionally-accredited university in an appropriate academic field, or
    3. a bachelor’s degree from an approved institutionally-accredited university in a related field and significant major-specific professional experience, or
    4. A bachelor’s degree from a non-approved institutionally-accredited university in an appropriate or related field and a combined GRE verbal/quantitative score of 300. (A GMAT score of 570 or higher may substitute for the GRE at the discretion of the Department Chair, Program Director, or Dean.) The scores must not be more than five years old from July 1 of the application year. An official copy must be sent to the Graduate School directly from Educational Testing Service. Note: GRE scores are considered alongside several other factors during the application review process. Admission will not be exclusively decided based on the student’s GRE score.
  2. International Students.
    1. Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of one of the following: a 79 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), an overall 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), a PTE score of 25 or a Duolingo score of 95.
    2. Applicants must also have earned at least a 3.0 GPA. If their undergraduate coursework was not completed at an American institution, their transcripts will need to meet internationally accepted standards or be reviewed by professional credential evaluators.
    3. Some graduate programs may have additional admission requirements.
    4. Please note that additional non-academic documents such as a passport are required. Complete information can be found on the international admission requirements page
  3. Application Requirements. Prospective graduate students are required to submit the following documents as part of their application package:
    1. Completed graduate application
    2. Official academic transcripts from each previous undergraduate and graduate institution attended (except Trine University). Transcripts from prospective students will be evaluated by the Program Chair/Director in consultation with the school Dean to determine if additional undergraduate coursework is required to adequately prepare for the rigors of graduate coursework.
    3. Personal narrative that explains the student’s interest in pursuing a graduate level education.
    4. The applicant's resume or vita indicating positions held that demonstrate task commitment, knowledge and skill relevant to the applicable course of study.

    Note: Additional program-specific admission requirements may exist. Some graduate programs may have additional admission requirements. Please refer to admission requirements for the specific program. Admittance to any graduate program is valid for one year from the time of admission to enrollment.

    • Please see the link for admission information for the following graduate programs: 

    - Doctor of Physical Therapy

      - Master of Physician Assistant Studies

      - Master of Science in Nursing

      - Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

      - Master of Education in Early Childhood Montessori Education

  4. Conditional Admission. In order to be considered as a candidate for conditional graduate admission, students who have not earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in an undergraduate degree program must submit the following materials to the Program Chair/Director in addition to required application materials:

a. Applicants will be asked to describe the challenges or extenuating circumstances that led to the student earning less than 3.0 GPA in undergraduate work in their personal narrative. Students must include a description of specific strategies they will use to ensure academic progress within their graduate degree program. 

b. Upon receipt of all the materials, the conditional application will be reviewed by the Department Chair/Program Director and a recommendation will be made to the appropriate Dean for conditional admission. A student admitted conditionally will become a graduate student in good standing upon completion of four graduate level courses maintaining a B or better grade in each course. Conditional graduate students not garnering a grade of B or better in each of their first four courses will be dismissed. 

Shared Progress

The institution’s policy and practice assure that at least 50% of courses applied to a graduate program are courses designed for graduate work, rather than undergraduate courses credited toward a graduate degree. Trine University allows well prepared advanced students to substitute its graduate courses for required or elective courses in an undergraduate degree program and then subsequently count those same courses, with a “B” or better earned, as filling graduate requirements in a related graduate program. For the DPT and the PA programs the first three years GPA will be for the undergraduate course, the final three years will be on the graduate degree.

Payment of Educational Costs

Payment of tuition and fees is due at the Business Office on the date indicated on the student’s bill. Any student with outstanding financial obligations to the University will not be permitted to register for any subsequent semester or receive a transcript or diploma until the obligation is fulfilled. Students maintaining a balance owed to the University will be assessed late fees and will be responsible for collection and/or attorney costs if such efforts should become necessary.