What are the general requirements for admission to master’s degree graduate programs?
- See the graduate international admissions requirements page.
What are the requirements for the following specific graduate degree programs?
- Doctor of Physical Therapy: See the DPT admissions requirements page.
- EdD: See the EdD admissions requirements page.
- Physician Assistant Medicine: See the PA admissions requirements page.
What is the admissions process?
An applicant submits an application with the $30 application fee directly to Enrollment Services or by applying online (application fee is waived). When the application file is complete, it is sent to the Admissions Committee for review. Notification of admissions decision is sent in writing to the applicant.
What does the enrollment committee consider when making admission decisions?
Grade point average (undergraduate), graduate coursework (if applicable), GRE or GMAT test scores, letters of recommendation, writing samples, and a record of work experience are among the items the admission committee reviews. Specific requirements vary by program.
Where can an applicant get information regarding the GRE and GMAT examinations (for programs that require these test scores)?
When are applications and any applicable fees due?
What financial forms are required for international students?
Certificate of Finances. To obtain this document and costs for your specific graduate program, please contact Chisato Tada, International & Study Abroad Adviser, 434.544.8688 or .
What is the deposit for international students?
Upon admissions to the College, a $300 deposit is due. After we receive your deposit, we will prepare the document required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services which you will need to secure your F-1 student visa at the United States Consulate in your country. The process of securing a student visa often takes several months, so we encourage you to submit your deposit right away. Once you have registered for classes and enrolled, the $300 will be used as credit towards your tuition account.
How can I apply for a Graduate Assistantship?
See our graduate assistantship page.
Can I obtain housing and meals at University of Lynchburg?
University of Lynchburg offers a limited number of housing options for international students. There are two houses, one for males and one for females, within walking distance of the campus that are available for 6 month lease terms. For additional information, please contact Savannah Cook at 434.544.8913 or .
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 College-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 at the College include both housing and a meal plan as part of the assistantship support.
How do I get further information about immigration status?
Immigration status for University of Lynchburg is coordinated through the Office of Academic Affairs (434.544.8383) and the International Student Advisor (Chisato Tada, 434.544.8688 or ). 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.
How many transfer credits are allowed?
University of Lynchburg’s master’s degree programs 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.
How long does it take to complete the program?
Full-time students can complete most of our master’s degree programs in 2 years.
While the counselor education program is 48 hours for school counseling and 60 hours for clinical mental health counseling and will require a minimum 2 full years, several of 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. 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 three-year, full-time cohort programs.
Please check the appropriate program web pages for specific entry information as some programs such as Music and MBA begin in the summer terms.
When are graduate classes held?
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 3-and 6-week classes. 3-week classes typically meet 2.5-3.0 hours per day either in the mornings or in the late afternoons. 6-week classes typically meet twice a week in the late afternoons or early evenings. The DPT schedule reflects full-time (daily) attendance.
What support services are available to international graduate students?
Upon admissions to the College, students will receive support from their assigned advisor and from the Center for Global Education ( or 1.434.544.8688). In addition, information about various campus support services can be found online on the orientation web page.
What transportation services are available for students?
Students can use the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company bus service with no-charge by showing their University of Lynchburg ID card. The bus picks up at the main entrance of the College and also at Vernon Street at designated times and will take students to a limited number of locations in Lynchburg. A copy of the current GLTC bus schedule may be picked up outside the Office of Student Activities in Hundley Hall.
What if I want to bring my children with me?
Please see our website for detailed information regarding accommodations for international students who bring children.
What if I am I am interested in the MEd in Counseling program?
Please see special information for prospective international students in counseling.
How can I tour the LC campus?
You may arrange a guided campus tour. You may also visit our online virtual tour.
If I have other questions not covered on this list, how can I learn more?
Please contact or call the Office of Graduate Studies at 434.544.8383. We will either be able to answer your question or will connect you with an individual who can provide the necessary information. We look forward to hearing from you!