Application for Admission JD/Master of Arts Program We welcome your application for admission to the Graduate School of Valparaiso University. The mission of the Graduate School is to serve the advanced learning, professional development, and personal enrichment needs of individuals regionally and nationally. The Graduate School admits students that demonstrate the ability and motivation to succeed in an academically challenging environment. This form is meant to be completed ONLINE ONLY. If you would like a hard copy, please choose the Requesting Information link and one will be sent to you. You may mail any required materials to: Office of the Graduate School Kretzmann Hall 116 1700 Chapel Drive Valparaiso, IN 46383-6493 USA You may contact us via: Telephone: (219) 464-5313 Toll Free: (800) 821-7685 Fax: (219) 464-5381 Email: Graduate.School@valpo.edu Application Procedure Please us the Tab key to move through the application to enter data In addition to material submitted as part of your School of Law application, to be considered for admission to the Graduate School, you must submit: This completed and signed application form; 3-4 page essay explaining your rationale for applying to the Master’s program; Two letters of recommendation; A set of official transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate coursework sent directly to the Office of the Graduate School; $20 application fee, made payable to Valparaiso University. This amount is in addition to the fee indicated on the first page of the School of Law application. If the School of Law application fee has been waived, the application fee for the Graduate School is still $20. GRADUATE APPLICATION I. Program of Concentration Please indicate area of concentration: Select Area of Concentration JD/MA in Liberal Studies-English JD/MA in Liberal Studies-Ethics & Values JD/MA in Liberal Studies-Gerontology JD/MA in Liberal Studies-Individualized JD/MA in Liberal Studies-History JD/MA in Liberal Studies-Human Behavior & Society JD/MA in Liberal Studies-Theology JD/MA in Chinese Studies JD/MA in Psychology JD/MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling JD/Master of Business Administration JD/MS in International Commerce & Policy JD/MS in Sports Administration SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION Please ONLY fill out the section that pertains to the program that you are applying for.  If you are applying for the MALS,  MS in Sports Administration, or Master of Business Administration, proceed to the APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT section. MASTER OF ARTS IN LIBERAL STUDIES ETHICS & VALUES OR THEOLOGY: These two programs require 6-9 credits of prior coursework in ethics, philosophy, or theology as preparation for graduate study in these fields. Plese list relevant courses below, and then proceed to the APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT section. Title Credits Grade Title Credits Grade Title Credits Grade MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE & POLICY: This program requires a course in micro-economics. Please list course or other relevant courswork below, and then proceed to the APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT section. Title Credits Grade Title Credits Grade Title Credits Grade MASTER OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY OR CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING: These programs requires a background in Psychology. Please list your background in psychology below, and then proceed to the APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT section. A. What is your academic background in psychology? Undergraduate psychology major Undergraduate psychology minor Graduate coursework in psychology: list degree or number of credits Fewer than 15 credits (minor) in psychology B. If you have had fewer than 15 credits in graduate and/or undergraduate psychology, list all coursework, grades, and credit hours in both psychology and in related fields such as sociology, social work, criminal justice, human development, etc. Title Credits Grade Title Credits Grade Title Credits Grade Title Credits Grade Title Credits Grade Title Credits Grade MASTER OF ARTS IN CHINESE STUDIES: This program requires a background in Chinese language. Please answer the following questions below, and then proceed to the APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT section. List all Chinese language courses, seminars and immersion programs completed: A. Course   Names of program/sponsor   Dates   Grade/Credits/Proficiency/Certificate B. Course   Names of program/sponsor   Dates   Grade/Credits/Proficiency/Certificate C. Course   Names of program/sponsor   Dates   Grade/Credits/Proficiency/Certificate D. Course   Names of program/sponsor   Dates   Grade/Credits/Proficiency/Certificate   List Chinese language experience you have acquired through family/relatives and indicate below specific proficiencies.   Please indicate which track you anticipate enrolling in: Select One Track I Track II Track III Track I: Students entering with 2 years of college Chinese or equivalent (i.e. heritage speakers) planning to earn MACS degree prior to enrolling at the School of Law. Track II: Students entering with 2 years of college Chinese or equivalent (i.e. heritage speakers) planning to earn MACS degree during 2L/3L years or after completion at the School of Law. Track III: Students entering with minimal or no Chinese language background.   Indicate when your Spring semester ends and are available to begin the Summer Immersion Program: Month May June July August Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Year 2008 2009 2010 2011