We are pleased that you are considering graduate study at Chaminade University. Before applying, understand that graduate admission procedures vary by institution. At Chaminade, the Office of Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) works closely with graduate programs on administrative and policy issues, but please understand that graduate programs are also self-governing and free to make changes as they see fit. Understanding the role of how both units work will help you successfully navigate admissions at Chaminade University. It will also help you to know the correct department to contact when you have questions.
The role of The Office of Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) in graduate admissions is:
The role of a graduate program when it comes to graduate admissions is:
Minimum Admission Requirements
Prospective graduate students must meet the following minimum requirements:
Minimum GPA Required for Admission by Program
Degree-seeking students applying for graduate program admission at Chaminade University should have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA. Chaminade's standards for admission are:
MBA, MSCP, MSCJA, MAT
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better
MPT and MAPL
Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better
Cumulative GPA of 2.8, or 3.0 in the final two years of undergraduate study
This should not discourage you to apply if your GPA does not meet the listed standard. There are opportunities to be provisionally accepted.
Please note that each Chaminade graduate program may have additional admission requirements and may require a higher grade-point-average. These requirements can be found in the graduate program admission requirements page.
Citizen and Visa Status Requirements
PACE Graduate Programs accepts applications from all U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, immigrants and international applicants. Admission requirements and procedures are the same for all applicants regardless of citizenship and visa status. International students must have a visa status that allows academic study at Chaminade University. This can include temporary U.S. visas such as F-1 student visas, J-1 exchange visitors, H-1 temporary worker, dependent visas or any other non-immigrant classifications.
All visa related issued are handled by Student Records Services, (808) 739-4600. This office issues I-20 Forms, required to obtaining an f-1/J-1 Student Visa in the student’s country of citizenship (to be done before arrival in the US). At registration, students must provide a copy of the I-94 form (white card attached to passport) and the I-20 ID form issues at the port of entry. To maintain student visa status while in the US, international students must:
In addition to regular admission requirements, international students must:
Health insurance which is accepted by US providers is required for international students. Students must submit proof of a clear TB 9 tuberculin) test or chest x-ray, given and read less than one year prior to the start of the school semester. TB tests or chest x-rays are required by law by the State of Hawaii. International students must submit a chest x-ray. The x-ray may be taken in their country of citizenship.