Dec 12, 2019  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


General Information

Bethune-Cookman University seeks to enroll graduate students with the potential and desire to further their career and intellectual development. Each applicant is evaluated individually based on their academic performance at the undergraduate level, professional experience, and demonstrated interest in obtaining an advanced degree.

To be considered for admissions to a graduate program at Bethune-Cookman, the applicant must have satisfactorily completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, and meet other program specific requirements. 

  All students applying to B-CU Graduate Studies must submit the following:

  • A completed application for Graduate Studies
  • Official copies of transcript(s) 
  • Personal Statement or Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume or CV
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores where applicable
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee

Upon completion of the initial application, additional supporting documentation may be required.


Application Deadlines

 Semester of Matriculation 

Application Deadline 

Fall 2018

June 1, 2018

Spring 2019

October 1, 2018



General information about degree programs in the School of Graduate Studies should be directed to:

Telephone: 386-481-2095  ♦  Toll free: 866-274-0733  ♦  email:

Bethune-Cookman University
640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3099


Application for admission is open to anyone with a bachelor’s degree either from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution. Students are admitted as either Degree Status students or as Non-Degree Status students.

Students with a bachelor’s degree and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 may be admitted as non-degree status students and earn up to 9 graduate credit hours that may be eligible for transfer into a B-CU graduate program. Before non-degree status students can be accepted fully into one of the master’s degree programs, the student must submit 3 letters of reference.

B-CU graduating seniors who have submitted a Graduate Enrollment Form may enroll for up to 6 graduate credits in their last semester in an undergraduate program if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and advisor approval. Courses available to undergraduate seniors are 500 level courses only.

Degree Status students may be admitted provisionally, with conditions to be met during their first semester of matriculation, i.e., maintenance of a 3.0 or above average for the first semester. Failure to meet this requirement can result in dismissal from the program.


A student who is dismissed from the program is able to reapply at a date no earlier than one year after the original dismissal unless the circumstances of the dismissal indicate a different waiting period or were so extreme as to have excluded the possibility of readmission.

A student who withdraws voluntarily and who does not enroll for two or more semesters must reapply for admission.

To reapply, the former student should submit an application for readmission along with a $25 Readmission Application fee.

Transfer Status

Transfer credits will not normally be accepted for a graduate degree at Bethune-Cookman University. Students may petition the Dean for the School of Graduate Studies for up to six (6) credit hours to award credit for graduate courses taken at a regionally accredited institution which are equivalent to courses required in his or her graduate program.

Graduate Non-Degree Status

Non-degree status students may enroll either for credit or for the purpose of auditing a class. A professional who applies as a non-degree student in a course offered for certification purposes only or for professional development can submit a college transcript with the baccalaureate degree posted or a copy of a professional license with expiration date. Students seeking to enroll in classes as a non-degree status student must receive permission from the program in order to enroll in specific courses.

The Graduate Council

The Graduate Council is responsible for admission policy requirements; graduation requirements; curriculum and course approval; qualifications of graduate faculty; records; transfer credit; and all other relevant policies or standards (including student grade appeals) at the graduate level. The voting membership shall consist of representatives from each graduate program, the registrar, a representative of the library, a representative from the Online College, one graduate student representatives, and the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.

The Graduate Curriculum Committee

The Graduate Curriculum Committee membership shall be determined by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, but at a minimum must contain at least one representative from each of the Graduate Programs, a representative from the library and a representative from the Online College. The Graduate School Council may serve as the Graduate Curriculum Committee.