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Admissions Requirements

Salem International University actively seeks to attract a diverse student body from all over the world. We believe the educational environment is enriched by a variety of viewpoints and experiences. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability.

This page describes admissions requirements for our undergraduate and graduate programs. Once you have determined you can satisfy these requirements, you can proceed to our application process.
If you have questions, please contact an admissions advisor for personalized guidance.

Undergraduate Admissions – School of Academic Studies

Undergraduates who wish to apply to our business, IT and criminal justice programs must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • High school graduate or equivalent (such as a GED or international secondary institution)

High school transcripts (and/or college transcripts for transfer students) must be provided before the end of the first semester of study.

International students will need to provide results of credential evaluation and English language capability. Please see the application page for more details.

Undergraduate Admissions – School of Education

Undergraduates who wish to apply to our secondary education programs must meet the same requirements above.

After successful admission, students are considered “education majors”, and must meet the following further requirements after their first 24-36 credit hours are completed:

  • Successful completion of one of three identified education introductory courses focusing on the foundations of American education and how children learn.
  • Minimum grade point averages of 2.75 across program coursework.
  • Completion of the Praxis I tests.
  • Submission of a portfolio demonstrating the student’s potential as a teacher, which includes an interview

The student is considered a formal candidate for teacher education after these requirements are satisfied.

Undergraduate Admissions – School of Nursing

Applicants to the RN to BSN program must meet general admissions requirements, and must also:

  • Hold an associate of nursing or diploma of nursing
  • Hold a verified RN license with professional liability insurance
  • Complete a general application form and a special School of Nursing application form
  • Complete an entrance interview, including verification of health insurance, immunizations/titers, criminal background check, and a drug screening

Graduate Admissions – MBA Programs

Applicants to our Master of Business Administration programs must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (or an international institution with appropriate credential evaluation)
  • Meet prerequisite coursework requirements (Accounting only)

Graduate Admissions – Education Programs

For the Master of Education in Education Leadership, applicants must prove that they:

  • Have earned an undergraduate degree in education with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Hold a valid teaching certificate
  • Have access to appropriate Field Work settings

For the Certificate in Educational Leadership, applicants must prove that they:

Have earned an undergraduate degree in education and have a valid teaching certificate

  • Have earned an undergraduate degree in education with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Have earned a master of education degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Hold a valid teaching certificate
  • Have access to appropriate Field Work settings

For the Master of Education in 21st Century Curriculum and Instruction, applicants must prove that they:

  • Have earned an undergraduate degree in education with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Hold a valid teaching certificate
  • Have access to appropriate Field Work settings with qualified Site Supervisors to act as mentors throughout the program

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