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Admission Requirements

Application Checklist

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale over four years of undergraduate work or a 3.00 GPA over the last two years of undergraduate work for regular admission.

Applicants must have taken the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). In addition, a letter of interest describing in detail why wellness coaching appeals to you is requested as you address your strengths for this program.

For full admission to the Clinical Health Promotion and Wellness Coaching certificate program, you must complete the process for Classified admission. The program admission deadline is November 1st.

  1. Submit online application
  2. Submit a letter of interest describing in detail why wellness coaching appeals to you is requested as you address your strengths for this program.
  3. Three letters of recommendation
    • You will be asked to submit three names and three email addresses of individuals you are using as references. Once you click submit, these individuals will be sent an email from MSU, which will provide a link to an online form for completing their recommendations.
  4. GRE scores are required for program admission.
    • The department evaluates the overall admissions packet in considering a student for the program.
  5. One official transcript showing bachelor’s degree or progress toward degree.
  6. One official transcript showing ALL work after bachelor’s degree.
    • Electronic transcripts should be sent to: Mississippi State University, Graduate School. Only one copy of an electronic transcript is required.
    • Paper transcripts should be mailed to:
    • Mississippi State University
      The Office of the Graduate School
      PO Box G
      Mississippi State, MS 39762
      Physical Street Address (for DHL, Fed Ex, UPS, DHS, etc.):
      Mississippi State University
      Office of the Graduate School
      175 President Circle
      116 Allen Hall
      Mississippi State, MS 39762
  7. Payment of $60 non-refundable application processing fee.
  8. Once you are admitted, you will receive an email with complete instructions on registering for classes and contacting your advisor

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