- What are the admission requirements for the University of Lynchburg’s graduate programs?
- What is the admission process?
- What does the enrollment committee consider when making admission decisions?
- Where can I get information about the GRE and GMAT exams?
- What types of financial aid are available?
- How can I apply for a graduate assistantship?
- Can I get housing and meals at the University of Lynchburg?
- I am an international student. How do I get further information about immigration status?
- How can I get information about becoming licensed to teach?
- How many transfer credits are allowed?
- How long does it take to complete the program?
- When are graduate classes held?
- Do you hold information sessions for interested students?
- How can I tour campus?
- If I have other questions not on this list, how can I learn more?
- Graduate admissions requirements
- Master of Physician Assistant Medicine
- Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) admissions requirements
- EdD in Leadership Studies admissions requirements
Submit your application with the $30 application fee directly to Enrollment Services, or apply online (the application fee is waived). When your application file is complete, it is sent to the Admissions Committee for review. Notification of admission decision is sent to you in writing.
Grade point average (undergraduate), graduate coursework (if applicable), GRE or GMAT test scores (when required), letters of recommendation, writing samples, and a record of work experience are among the items the admission committee reviews. Specific requirements vary by program.
Websites which offer information on these exams are:
Housing is available to graduate students on a limited space availability basis. University of Lynchburg housing includes traditional on-campus residence halls, University apartments, and off-campus houses owned by the University.
Students can obtain a meal plan for the academic year which varies in cost depending upon the number of weekly meals on the plan. All students that live in University-owned housing must select one of the residential meal plans. There are also meal plans available for students living off-campus. Some of the graduate assistantships available include both housing and a meal plan as part of the assistantship support.
Immigration status for University of Lynchburg is coordinated through the Office of Enrollment Services (1.800.426.8101) and the Office of International Students (Chisato Tada, ). International students are encouraged to begin the process of receiving a student visa well in advance of the projected time of enrollment.
Please also note that University of Lynchburg will need verification that the coursework you have completed at the undergraduate level is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree program in the United States. For further information on graduate studies for international students, visit the Graduate Studies international students page.
For information about teacher licensure for persons who have an undergraduate degree, contact Dr. Mary Ann Mayhew at , 434.544.8515; or Michael Kelly at or 434.544.8438.
University of Lynchburg’s master’s degree programs typically allow up to 6 credits to be transferred into a degree program. The initial decision to accept courses for transfer credit is made after degree admission by the academic advisor who recommends approval to the dean of the respective school and the Dean of Graduate Studies. A transfer credit request form is available from the Office of Graduate Studies.
Full-time students can complete any of our master’s degree programs in two years. While the counselor education program is 48 hours for school counseling and 60 hours for clinical mental health counseling and will require 2 full years, the other master’s programs potentially may be completed in 15 to 18 months depending on course sequences.
Students have a maximum of 6 years to complete their degree program. The majority of part-time master’s degree students complete their degrees in three years. Further information is available from the Office of Graduate Studies, including a four-year projection for the schedule of courses. The DPT and EdD programs are 3-year, full-time cohort programs.
The most common time for graduate classes during the fall and spring semester is one night a week, 4:30-7 p.m. or 7-9:30 p.m.
In addition, alternative schedules in the fall and spring semesters include a limited number of courses which meet over a series of weekends (Friday night/Saturday). In the summer, University of Lynchburg offers a series of three- and six-week classes. Three-week classes typically meet 2.5-3.0 hours per day either in the mornings or in the late afternoons. Six-week classes typically meet twice a week in the late afternoons or early evenings. The DPT schedule reflects full-time (daily) attendance.
See the information session schedule
Please contact or call the Office of Graduate Studies at 434.544.8383. We will be glad to answer your question or connect you with an individual who can provide the necessary information.