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Graduate Programs

Scholarship eligibility is reserved for new students entering the Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Education (San Rafael campus only). All admitted students who have met the Priority Application Deadline for Admission are automatically considered. New Students entering the Master of Science in Counseling Psychology and Master of Arts in Humanities programs must provide the required supplemental application to be considered for scholarships. For the required supplemental application, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Master of Business Administration 

*Candidates who are completing a combined undergraduate and graduate program at Dominican, such as a 4+1, are not eligible for the Graduate Merit Scholarship.

Academic Excellence Scholarship:

  • 3.55 - 4.0 GPA - Scholarship is equal to 30% of tuition

Departmental Scholarship:

  • 3.35 - 3.54 GPA - Scholarship is equal to 20% of tuition

Graduate Scholarship:

  • 3.25 - 3.34 GPA - Scholarship is equal to 10% of tuition

 

Priority Admission Application Deadlines

  •  Fall admission: May 15
  • Spring admission: November 15

 

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

  • Scholarships are awarded based on the grade point average (GPA) of the last 60 units earned by the student as determined at the time of admission.  Please note, the actual number of units included in the calculation of GPA may exceed 60 as all units completed in the term that brings the total to 60 units will be included in the calculation.
  • The scholarship is renewable each year up a maximum of five (5) years from the start of enrollment to the program.
  • On-going scholarship eligibility requires that the student maintain a 3.25 GPA in each semester and complete all courses attempted (grades of I, F, UF and W do not represent a completed course). Scholarship eligibility will be revoked after ONE unsuccessful semester below a 3.25 or course(s) not completed.
  • The percentage does not change over the course of the program for the eligible candidate and is based on the entry (admissions), last 60 GPA units only.
  • No minimum or maximum number of units must be taken; however, continuous term-to-term enrollment, as defined by the individual program, is required.
  • If a student stops out or takes a Leave of Absence, he or she will lose the scholarship; an appeal process will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • This program is a non-need based scholarship and will be awarded for academic criteria only.

 

Master of Science in Education

*Candidates who are completing a combined undergraduate and graduate program at Dominican, such as a 4+1 or Dual/Dual program, are not eligible for the Graduate Merit Scholarship.

Academic Excellence Scholarship:

  • 3.55 - 4.0 GPA - Scholarship is equal to 30% tuition

Departmental Scholarship:

  • 3.35 - 3.54 -  Scholarship is equal to 20% of tuition

Graduate Scholarship:

  • 3.25 - 3.34 GPA - Scholarship is equal to 10% of tuition

 

Priority Admission Application Deadlines

  • Fall admission: May 15
  • Spring admission: November 15

 

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

  • Scholarships are awarded based on the grade point average (GPA) of the last 60 units earned by the student as determined at the time of admission.  Please note, the actual number of units included in the calculation of GPA may exceed 60 as all units completed in the term that brings the total to 60 units will be included in the calculation.
  • The scholarship is renewable each year up a maximum of five (5) years from the start of enrollment to the program.
  • On-going scholarship eligibility requires that the student maintain a 3.25 GPA in each semester and complete all courses attempted (grades of I, F, UF and W do not represent a completed course).  Scholarship eligibility will be revoked after ONE unsuccessful semester below a 3.25 or course(s) not completed.
  • The percentage does not change over the course of the program for the eligible candidate and is based on the entry (admissions), last 60 GPA units only.
  • No minimum or maximum number of units must be taken; however, continuous term-to-term enrollment, as defined by the individual program, is required.
  • If a student stops out or takes a Leave of Absence, he or she will lose the scholarship; an appeal process will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • This program is a non-need based scholarship and will be awarded for academic criteria only.

 

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology

Amount

  • up to $2,000, renewable for each additional (consecutive) term
  • a minimum of two scholarships will be awarded each term

    Deadline

    • A completed Admission Application file, the Graduate Financial Aid Application, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Scholarship Application must be submitted by April 1 for Fall admissions and November 15 for Spring admissions. No Exceptions!

    Criteria

    These scholarships are reserved for academically-strong students who are passionate about the field of counseling and require financial assistance to pursue a graduate education.  Students must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible:

    • A 3.25 GPA for the last 60 units of undergraduate or graduate coursework
    • Financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA
    • Passion for the field of counseling as demonstrated in the Statement of Purpose and Autobiography.

    Process

    • The scholarship committee will review all eligible applications and award all scholarships based on the above criteria.  all scholarship and admission decisions will be made after the deadline.  Once the student has been notified, he/she as two weeks to submit an admission deposit.  If the selected student does not submit an admission deposit within the two weeks of notification, the student's scholarship will be canceled and another student will be chosen.

    Scholarship Terms and Conditions

    • The scholarship is renewable each term so long as the terms and conditions of the scholarship are met.
    • Students must submit a FAFSA annually to demonstrate on-going financial need.
    • On-going scholarship eligibility requires that the student maintain a 3.25 GPA in each semester and complete (grades of I, F, UF and W do not represent a completed course) all courses attempted. Scholarships will be revoked after ONE unsuccessful semester below a 3.25 or course(s) not completed.
    • Students must maintain a minimum of 6 units per term to be eligible for the scholarship.
    • If a student stops out or takes a Leave of Absence, he or she will lose the scholarship.
    • If a student defers admission, he or she will lose the scholarship.

     

    Master of Humanities Areté Award

    Dominican University's Graduate Humanities Program will be offering up to two scholarships yearly for eligible students applying to the Master of Arts in Humanities program.  The scholarship is designed to assist academically-strong students, who are passionate about the Humanities and demonstrate financial need, afford a premiere graduate education.  Minimum scholarship eligibility requires demonstration of financial need on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    Amount

    • $3,500, renewable for one additional (consecutive) term
    • Up to two students will be selected for this scholarship

    Deadlines

    • Scholarships are awarded to students applying for Fall admission
    • A completed Admission Application file, the Graduate Financial Aid Application, FAFSA and Scholarship Application must be submitted by May 15 for Fall admission

    Criteria

    In order to be eligible for the MS in Humanities Areté Award, students must demonstrate financial need.  These scholarships are reserved for academically-strong students who are passionate about the Humanities.  Students must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible:

    • Financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA
    • A minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 units of undergraduate or graduate coursework
    • Passion for the filed of Humanities as demonstrated in the Statement of Purpose and Autobiography

    Process

    • The scholarship committee will review all eligible applications and award all scholarships based on the above criteria.  All scholarship and admission decisions will be made after the deadline.  Once the student has been notified, he/she has two weeks to submit an admission deposit.  If the selected student does not submit an admission deposit within the two weeks of notification, the student's scholarship will be canceled and another eligible student will be selected.

    Scholarship terms and conditions

    • The scholarship is renewable for one additional (consecutive) term so long as the terms and conditions of the scholarship are met
    • Students must submit a FAFSA annually to demonstrate on-going financial need
    • On-going scholarship eligibility requires that the student maintain a 3.0 GPA in each semester and completion in all courses attempted (grades of I, F, UF and W do not represent a completed course).
    • Students must maintain a minimum of 6 units per term to be eligible for the scholarship
    • If a student stops out or takes a Leave of Absence, he or she will lose the scholarship
    • If a student defers admission, he or she will lose the scholarship

     


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