Graduate Studies Application Checklist
All students who completed their undergraduate degree at a non-U.S. institution must submit all application materials, including the following:
- An online graduate degree-seeking application
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal essay (300-500 words)
- A professional portfolio for MA in Music candidates
- An interview with faculty for the MEd in Counseling (can be arranged by phone)
- Special requirements and program prerequisites for DPT applicants
- Banker’s Letter on bank letterhead verifying that the applicant has adequate funds to support projected costs for attending the College
- Certificate of Finance
- Appropriate test scores (GRE or GMAT)
- TOEFL (minimum 79-80 Internet- based test / 213 computer-based test / 550 paper-based test) or IELTS (minimum 6.5)
- Official transcripts from bachelor’s level coursework (and any graduate coursework, if applicable)
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies
- Master of Arts (History and Music Conducting)
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Criminal Justice Leadership
- Master of Education (Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, Educational Studies, Reading, Science Education, and Special Education)
- Master of Nonprofit Leadership Studies
- Master of Physician Assistant Medicine
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Science in Nursing (online)
Graduate Application Deadline
Nonresidents must submit all application materials at least three months prior to the beginning of the term or semester (i.e., fall, spring, or summer) for which admission is sought.
Degree admissions decisions are based on the careful consideration of all required admissions components. The focus of the admission committee’s review is on an evaluation of an individual’s likelihood of success in one of our graduate programs.
Graduate Office Contact
Please visit www.lynchburg.edu/gradinternational for additional information and direct links to applications/forms. You may also contact the Office of Graduate Studies directly at 1.434.544.8383 or .
University of Lynchburg is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate, master, and doctorate level degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033- 4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of University of Lynchburg. All other inquiries about the college should be directed to University of Lynchburg, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501-3113, 434.544.8100, not the Commission.