Ranked No. 80 in Regional Universities (Midwest) by U.S. News & World Report in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges, Eastern Michigan University has grown substantially in size and reputation since its inception in 1948. Originally known as Michigan State Normal School and providing education to teachers, the school evolved in response to the needs of the community. Eastern Michigan University provides education opportunities to more than 23,000 students who are enrolled in the programs. Among the school’s notable faculty are CEOs from major businesses, a National Teacher of the Year, National Student Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars, and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners. The online graduate business degrees are ranked No. 41 in Student Engagement and Accreditation by U.S. News & World Report.
Eastern Michigan University seeks to extend its reach to students outside the immediate vicinity by offering online degree programs to any student with a computer and access to the Internet. The online programs are designed to challenge the individual academically in a manner that is both convenient and flexible. Delivered through the Extended Programs & Educational Outreach branch of the university, the online degree programs provide even the busiest working adult with the opportunity to pursue higher education while balancing prior obligations and the demands of a professional work schedule. Though residency is not an element of online classes, the same standard of excellence applies to the programs. Students will interact with their classmates in group discussions and assignments via the Internet, which promotes accountability and supports a diverse learning environment. Without sacrificing quality or accreditation, students anywhere can earn a degree from Eastern Michigan University on a personalized schedule.
Eastern Michigan University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC, NCACS) to award degrees. Seven other accrediting agencies also awarded specialized accreditation status to the university’s specific programs.
High school students can apply for admission to Eastern Michigan University at any point during their senior year or after graduation. Applicants will need to submit an official high school transcript and scores from the ACT/SAT. If a student intends to transfer previously earned college credits, they must apply as a transfer student and include official college/university transcripts (whether or not credit was received). A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher is necessary to be considered for admission but applicants with 12 or more transferrable credits will not be required to submit high school transcripts or testing scores. Graduate evaluations are generally based on bachelor degree GPA, GRE, GMAT, MTTC test scores, recommendation letters, and/or current teaching certificates or endorsements. International students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in English (if it is not the primary language) through TOEFL scores, and to supply documentation indicating financial means to pay tuition costs. More information regarding international admission can be viewed here.