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Our graduate programs are designed with a focus on real-world applications, empowering you to improve your expertise and propel your career forward. This section will guide you through the steps of applying for admission to a master's program at Full Sail University.
Before You Apply
The first step is to talk to an admission representative about your plans, what program you’re considering, and when you’d like to begin school. You can reach the Admissions department at 800.226.7625 and schedule an interview.
There are several things to know about the graduate admissions process at Full Sail University.
- No traditional application deadlines: classes begin monthly for most programs, so you can apply anytime and start on the date that works best for you.
- Program design and course order: you do not need to sign up for specific classes every semester – all of our programs have a predetermined program design and course order.
- Acceleration: Full Sail’s graduate programs are taken on an accelerated schedule and can be completed in as little as 12 months.
- GRE submission: we do not require you to complete the GRE or submit your GRE scores to apply for a graduate program.
Application and Acceptance
To be considered for admission to a graduate program at Full Sail, the following requirements apply:
- You must have a baccalaureate or higher level degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education with a transfer academic average of 2.0 (2.5 for Game Design and Computer Science master's degrees), OR a Full Sail bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (2.5 for Game Design and Computer Science master's degrees).
- Applicants who meet these criteria will be considered for admission pending an evaluation of a copy of official transcripts. Documentation of high school graduation or GED is not required.
- Degree held must be of similar scope/subject matter as the intended graduate degree program. Students with an undergraduate degree from an unrelated scope or subject matter will be considered for admission upon provision of a Letter of Intent and a professional résumé.
- Some programs may request that applicants with a GPA lower than 2.5 submit a Letter of Intent, résumé and college transcripts for Program Director review.
An Admissions Representative can assist you in determining whether additional documentation will be needed.
How to Apply
If you’ve spoken to an admissions representative and completed your interview, and you’re ready to begin the application process, there are several items you’ll need to have ready.
Once you have these items, you’re ready to begin the online application. Completing your application will take 30-45 minutes, and you can save your application if you run out of time or need to gather additional information.
- A government-issued photo identification such as a driver’s license, passport, or state-issued ID card.
- Verification of English proficiency if English is not your primary language (all required documentation that is not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation). Click here to view international requirements.
After You’ve Applied
If you haven’t already completed your admissions interview, that will be your next step. An admissions representative will reach out to schedule an interview at a convenient time for you.
If you have completed your interview, your enrollment guide will reach out to finalize your application and gather additional information.
You will also receive an email that gives you access to our Full Sail One platform, where you’ll be able to submit documentation and complete the final steps for enrollment.
Throughout this process, if you have any questions or run into any issues, your enrollment guide can be reached at 800.226.7625.
Technology Orientation and Assessment
Applicants to online-only degree programs will be required to complete an orientation module that presents information on operating the learning management system, best practices for online learning, troubleshooting issues, and technical support. The orientation will end with an assessment to confirm that the applicant has received sufficient instruction.
Certain degree programs require additional assessments and portfolio submissions; details can be found in our catalog or FAQs, including information about portfolio requirements and math assessments for bachelor's and master's programs.