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Welcome to the Graduate College webpages on MySiena!
These pages are intended to provide prospective, current, and former students and faculty in our M.A. programs with easier access to various useful resources, including important documents, student work products, job postings, and more.
Meet our Dean . . . 
Cheri Betz, Ed.D.
Dean, Graduate and Professional Studies
Assistant Professor of Leadership

Dr. Betz holds an Ed.D. in Ethical Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University; an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Siena Heights University; and a B.A. in Communications from Olivet Nazarene University. In 2002, Dr. Betz joined Siena Heights as a recruiter and through the years has held positions as Coordinator of Transfer Student Services, Center Director, and Regional Director. Shortly after her appointment in 2015 as the Dean of the College for Professional Studies, the University repositioned her role to one that would serve all adult students at Siena in both the College for Professional Studies and the Graduate College.

Serving others is important to Dr. Betz and she strives to serve students, faculty, and staff in a way that empowers individuals while respecting their dignity and abilities. Dr. Betz’s scholarly works include presentations and writings about adult, non-traditional students and how colleges and universities can better serve this growing population of students. She has also had the opportunity to make a statement and participate in discussions with the US House of Representatives subcommittee on Higher Education & Workforce Training concerning job growth and development in the mid-west.

Priority deadlines for completed applications  are:
  • FALL          July 15
  • WINTER    November 15         

All application documents may be emailed directly to Ashley Thompson, the College of Graduate and Professional Enrollment administrative assistant, at  Or, they may be postal mailed to The College of Graduate and Professional Enrollment, Siena Heights University, 1247 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI 49221.  Note:  The essay MUST be emailed in a WORD format (.doc or .docx).

Recommendation Form Template (.docx, 53K)

It is important that you finish filling out the top part of page one before forwarding to three of your references.  Be sure to check the yes or no box (most students will check the yes box), as well as sign the form.  Please note:  when checking the “yes” box, you are also giving your references an opportunity to speak more freely about you as an individual. 

Your references are welcome to complete the template online and then forward to The College of Graduate and Professional Enrollment via email (from a professional email address) when they are done; they may fax it (from a professional place of business that prints a header on the top of the fax); or they can print it out and mail it to us via the US postal service when they have completed filling out their portion. 

Application Essay Directions (.pdf, 344K)

We need to receive the essay in a .doc or .docx format.

Transcript Request Form 01/2015 (.pdf, 15K)

Submit this form to the Registrar's office for all transcript requests.  You do not need to request a transcript if you completed your undergraduate degree at Siena Heights University.

Conviction Disclosure Form (.docx, 428K)
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Financial Aid Office
This link is to Siena's Financial Aid Office.
Completing the FAFSA form is a requirement in order to receive any financial aid at Siena.  This link is to the web pages for completing the required form.
Graduate College Facebook page
Friend us on Facebook!
Click on this link for a direct connection to the SHU Grad College Facebook page.

Writing Assistance Information/Links
Grammar Assistance

This website contains concise and  easy to understand rules of English grammar and punctuation.  There are short quizzes that you can take to determine your understanding of the rules.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling on MySiena
Healthcare Leadership M.A. Program
Higher Education Leadership M.A. Program
Organizational Leadership M.A. Program - Totally online or Blended
Teacher Education M.A. Program

More information is available at

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Important Dates to Remember
2017-2018 Graduate and Professional Studies Dates to Remember (.pdf, 224K)
2016_2017 Grad College Calendar (.pdf, 196K)
2015-2016 Academic Calendar (.pdf, 90K)
2016-2018 SHU Catalog (.pdf, 4562K)
2014 - 2016 GRADUATE COLLEGE CATALOG (.pdf, 2095K)
2012 - 2014 GRADUATE COLLEGE CATALOG (.pdf, 1096K)
2010 - 2012 GRADUATE COLLEGE CATALOG (.pdf, 988K)
2008 - 2010 GRADUATE COLLEGE CATALOG (.pdf, 1074K)
Graduate College Student Handbook (.pdf, 2256K)

Updated March 2017

Prior Learning Credit Form and Petition (.pdf, 106K)
2016-2017 Tuition and Fees (.pdf, 292K)
CMHC Orientation - Fall 2016 (.pptx, 79K)
Intro to our Writing Assistant, Emily Leep (.pptx, 1013K)

The Graduate College has a Writing Assistant, Emily Leep, who is currently in her second year in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and has a bachelor's degree in Language Arts. The attached slide set explains the writing support services that Emily can supply to her fellow students.  It also highlights the most frequent grammar errors that she corrects.  New students, please be sure to take a look at these slides.

New Student Orientation (.pptx, 39806K)

Posted fall 2015:

The attached PowerPoint presentation is designed to orient new students to three areas:

  • Siena Heights University's Dominican heritage;
  • Graduate College faculty and staff;
  • and, important policies that savvy graduate students will want to be aware of.
Withdrawal/Refund Policy (.pdf, 119K)
Add/Drop Form (.pdf, 64K)
Logging onto MySiena and eCollege (.docx, 44K)
Please see also the helpful online tutorials for various aspects of MySiena, eCollege, Microsoft products, and so on at
Graduate College Office - Adrian Campus - Map and Directions (.doc, 1838K)
2016-2017 Student Code of Conduct (.pdf, 1255K)
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