Graduate Studies Quick Reference

Process of Becoming a Heidelberg Graduate Student:

  1. Apply for Graduate Studies Online. (If you had previously attended courses at Heidelberg and are wanting to return, please fill out a Graduate Readmission Application.)
  2. Submit admission documents (see specific program admission requirements) and international admission documents (if applicable).
  3. Register online for classes via OASIS once acceptance letter is received.
  4. Activate Net ID/Heidelberg Email address via OASIS.
  5. Register vehicle via OASIS. Pick up parking pass in Business Office.
  6. Notified to pick up Student ID card in the Graduate Admissions Office.
  7. Call the library to register to use online library resources.
  8. Purchase textbooks via Campus Bookstore.
  9. Attend classes!
  10. Notify the Registrar's Office of any name changes and your program director/academic advisor of any attendance decisions.


*Students who have at least a Bachelor’s degree may also take courses as a Non-Degree; Coursework Only student.


Heidelberg University is located on a 125-acre campus in Tiffin (population approx. 20,000), county seat of Seneca County and center of a prosperous agricultural, industrial and business area in northwestern Ohio. The campus is located on the east side of Tiffin on College Hill. Heidelberg’s tree-lined campus has large expanses of well-kept lawns and flowering shrubs. Classrooms, laboratories and other buildings are within easy walking distance in the time allotted between classes. Downtown Tiffin is within a half-mile of campus. The old and new in architecture at Heidelberg blend harmoniously. From the pure Greek Revival lines of Founders Hall and the Victorian Gothic style of University Hall, the architecture moves toward the more modern English Gothic and to the functional style typified by Beeghly Library. In many of the buildings erected since 1907, gray Bloomville limestone, with cut Bedford stone for trim, gives a sense of unity to the various styles. Ten buildings ranging in age from 79 to 154 years are entered in the National Register of Historic Places.

Full Time Status:

9 hours per semester (roughly 3 classes per semester). Financial Aid is available to domestic students taking at least 5 semester hours. Students may register for up to 12 hours in one semester.

Graduate Semesters:

MAC and MAE - full semester courses and 8-week courses (in which the semester is split into two 8-week sessions).

MBA - ALL 8-week courses.

MME - summer accelerated courses, completed within four weeks; some course offerings and MAE electives in fall and spring.

Degree Completion:

MAC - at least 2-3 years including summers at full time status; may take longer due to courses required for licensure or pursuing a second license endorsement.

MAE - at least 2 years including summers at full time status.

MBA - 12 months full-time (international and domestic students); 2 years part-time (domestic students only).

MME - at least 3 summers.

*All programs must be completed within 6 years from the first graduate course completed.

2015-2016 Tuition and Fees:

Tuition - MAC, MAE, MME $495 per semester hour
Tuition - MBA Full-time $9,555 per semester
Tuition - MBA Part-time $750 per semester hour
Tuition - Graduate Coursework Only (GCO) $495 per semester hour
Tuition - MAE Non-degree Endorsement (TESOL, K-12 Reading only) $360 per semester hour
Graduation Fee $105.00
MAC Practicum/Internship Fee $25.00 per semester hour
MAC Lab Fees/Testing Materials $25.00
MAE Practicum Fee $25.00 per semester hour
MAE Practicum Report Printing Fee $25.00
MAE Workshop Unauthorized Drop Fee 50% of course tuition
MBA Ivy Software Pre-requisite Courses $90 per course
MBA Ivy Software Fee (subject to change) $60 per course

Academic Policy:

The grading system for graduate courses is as follows:

A = 4, B = 3, 2 = C, F = 0, W = Withdrawal, AU = Audit

To be in good academic standing, graduate students must maintain at least a 3.0 average during each term or semester, not have received any grades of F (including a WF), and not have received more than one unattended C. Students may be dismissed from the program if they have received two unattended C’s, a grade of F, or did not meet conditions for remaining in the program. Students have a right to appeal their dismissal. See the Graduate Course Catalog for specific policy information.

Additional Information:


Request Information

Graduate Admissions
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH 44883
Phone: 1-800-434-3352 or 419-448-2602
Fax: 419-448-2565

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Graduate Directors and Staff:

Program Dean/Director Administrative Assistant
MAC Dr. Jo-Ann Lipford Sanders, 419-448-2312 Krista Kantner, 419-448-2288
MAE Dr. Robert Swanson, 419-448-2264 Sherri Bowerman, 419-448-2125
MBA Allen Underwood, 419-448-2516 Michelle Upton, 419-448-2280
MME Dr. Carol Dusdieker, 419-448-2080 Pat Page, 419-448-2073
Admissions Melissa Nye, Coordinator, 419-448-2602