Student Handbook 2021-2022


Certificate Admission Requirements

For consideration for admission to a Walsh graduate certificate program, an applicant must:

  • Possess a bachelor's degree or higher from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and U.S. Department of Education (USDE), Credits completed outside of the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of NACES (
  • Have an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.750 or better on a 4.000 scale. Students with a cumulative grade point average lower than 2.750 – but not below 2.000 – are admissible on a provisional basis (see Provisional Status for more information).

Individuals for whom English is not their first language must provide proof of English language proficiency. This proof may be in the form of one of the following:

  • TOEFL score of 79-80, or 550 written
  • MELAB score of 80
  • MTELP score of 80
  • IELTS score of 6.5 (
  • PTE A score of 53
  • Duolingo English test score of 105
  • Successful completion of Level 112 from ELS Language Centers
  • Successful completion of the highest level of ESL accredited program
  • Successful completion of an English Composition course from an accredited U.S. institution
  • Completion of a college degree from an accredited English speaking/teaching institution

An official document of these test scores must be sent to Walsh for consideration in processing the admissions application. The Duolingo English Test, PTE A, TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years. The MTELP and MELAB scores are valid for five years. Transcripts from the degree-granting institution may be accepted as proof of English language proficiency. Walsh retains the right to require reexamination or further English language studies at a qualified institution for any non-native speaker of English. For additional information on international transcript evaluation and admission to Walsh for those individuals pursuing a student visa, please see the section entitled Admission on a Student Visa.