How do I enter into the RBA pathway program?
Interested students will need to apply using the “Pathway application
” link listed on the pathway of interest.
Will there be a separate application for the Master’s program?
Yes. Your assigned advisor will work with you to ensure that all materials are
submitted before deadlines are met.
Would I need to complete the GRE, GMAT, or other standardized exams?
Every program has different requirements. Generally, standardized exams are
waived in lieu of 5+ years or more of professional work experiences. The Clinical
and Mental Rehabilitation Counseling program is the only exception that requires
either the GRE or MAT regardless of the depth of one’s work experience.
Once entering into the pathway, can I later change my mind?
Absolutely. Students are able to change their minds at any time between entering
into a pathway and completing their RBA degree.
What if I do not currently meet the minimum criteria?
Interested students may still enter into the pathway programs; however, they will
need to ensure that they meet the established criteria before they complete their
RBA degrees. If they are still unable to meet the program criteria, then they will
be removed and they will need to apply to the graduate program as a regular applicant.
How long can I remain in the pathway?
Students can remain in the pathway program (at the RBA level) until they complete
their undergrad. Generally, once they move into their graduate programs they must
complete all coursework within 8 years.
What is the primary benefit of joining the pathway program?
You are guaranteed admission into your graduate program if the minimum requirements
are met. You will not have to compete with other applicants for a place.
Can I complete my program entirely online?
Currently, there are two hybrid program (MBA and Counseling) that requires students
to attend mandatory on-campus residencies. The other programs can be completed
Can I take on-campus courses even though my program is online?
Students may be able to take on-campus courses that could count toward their degrees,
but they will need to speak with their assigned advisors in the Master’s program
first to determine eligibility.