Graduate Programs

Scholarship eligibility is reserved for new students entering the Master of Business Administration or Master of Science in Education programs (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.

If you are considering applying to a Dominican graduate program, we would be glad to help you through the process.

If you are looking for additional scholarships for graduate programs, please visit our Graduate Student Scholarships from External Organizations page.

If you are looking for information about federal and private loans for graduate students, please visit our Loans page.

Barowsky School Of Business: MBA, MBA with Concentration in Healthcare Leadership

*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.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirement Amount
Academic Excellence Scholarship 3.55 - 4.0 GPA 30% of tuition
Departmental Scholarship 3.35 - 3.54 GPA 20 % of tuition
Graduate Scholarship 3.25 - 3.34 GPA 10% of tuition

Priority consideration is granted to those who apply for admission before:

  • Fall admission: June 1
  • 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 for more than one term, 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.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirement Amount
Academic Excellence Scholarship 3.55 - 4.0 GPA 30% of tuition
Departmental Scholarship 3.35 - 3.54 GPA 20 % of tuition
Graduate Scholarship 3.25 - 3.34 GPA 10% of tuition

Priority consideration is granted to those who apply for admission before:

  • 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 for more than one term, he or she will lose the scholarship; an appeal process will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Students in the MS in Education/Teacher Preparation program who stop-out for two consecutive terms to complete the BTSA requirement will retain their scholarship eligibility upon re-enrollment to complete the remaining MS in Education coursework.
  • This program is a non-need based scholarship and will be awarded for academic criteria only.

 

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology 

Scholarship Application

Amount

  • up to $2,000, renewable for each additional (consecutive) term
  • Number of awards varies by term

Deadline

  • April 1 for Fall enrollment
  • November 15 for Spring enrollment

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. If awarded a scholarship, the student 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 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.
  • The student must 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). 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

*This deadline is often extended, please check with your Admission Counselor and the Graduate Admissions webpage for updates.

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 field of Humanities as demonstrated in the Statement of Purpose 

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