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Graduate Admission

Christopher Newport students are eligible to participate in bachelor’s-to-master’s five-year degree programs for graduate degrees in applied physics and computer science, environmental science, or teaching.

What are the advantages?

Students accepted in the five-year program can save one year in tuition expense and time (compared to a traditional master’s degree program) by following the exact curriculum recommended and taking courses in the summer after completing their bachelor’s degree.

  • CNU freshmen, sophomores and juniors meet with the graduate program coordinator and / or associate director of graduate admission and records to discuss admission requirements and plan undergraduate coursework.
  • CNU students apply to the five-year program by February 1 of their junior year (65 credits completed).
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for acceptance.
  • Students begin taking graduate-level classes in their senior year at Christopher Newport.
  • No application fee is required.

Entrance tests differ for admission to the master of science programs and the master of arts in teaching (MAT) program.

Each program has an application checklist of specific admission requirements.

  • MAT applicants are required to score 235 or higher on each VCLA Writing & Reading subtest.

  • If the student has one of the following (fewer than five years old), additional entrance tests are not required for MS programs*:
    • SAT: score of 1100 or higher (530 minimum in the verbal and quantitative sections)
    • ACT: composite score of 24 (22 or higher in math, and an English plus reading score of 46 or higher)
  • Each student is assigned a graduate program adviser (when accepted in the five-year program) to plan coursework with his / her undergraduate academic adviser.

  • Students are awarded their bachelor’s degree upon undergraduate degree completion.

  • Students with a final overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher are admitted formally to the graduate program and continue at Christopher Newport to earn their master’s degree.

  • Without the SAT or ACT scores above, an MS applicant needs a GRE score of 300 or higher. The MAT applicant needs a PRAXIS Core Mathematics score of 150 or higher.

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