All applicants must have completed their undergraduate studies and must hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in order to be admitted to a program of studies in the College of Education and Rehabilitation.

Prerequisite Skills

Due to the nature of the coursework for all of the degree and certificate programs offered in the College, the following prerequisites skills apply:

  • Writing Skills
    Applicants are expected to demonstrate scholarly writing in their application essays, develop coherent and complete thoughts, and use correct grammar, spelling, capitalization and punctuation.
  • Computer Skills & Technology Requirements
    The Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies requires graduate students have computer literacy skills upon entry into their respective programs.   Most of the courses are online and require computer skills related to emailing, word processing, uploading and downloading files and assignments, conducting internet searches, and interacting online among others.

Prior to entering the program, students who lack basic skills in using the computer should complete a basic computer course from a computer education service, a community college, or university.  

Master’s degree candidates participate in research courses that may require skills in setting formulas for calculations in spreadsheets or databases and creating graphic representations of data.