Domestic Prospective Students are advised to complete the application, and submit all the requirements before the deadlines below:
- Fall (August - December): July 15
- Spring (January - May): November 15
- Summer Session 1 (May - June): March 15
- Summer Session 2 (June - July): April 15
- Summer Session 3 (July - August): May 15
Prospective Students who apply after the deadline will incur an additional $70 late application fee.
International Prospective Students are required to complete and submit all the application requirements before the deadlines listed below, to allow enough time for processing the immigration documents:
- Fall (August - December): May 15
- Spring (January - May): September 15
- Summer Session 1 (May - June): January 15
- Summer Session 2 (June - July): February 15
- Summer Session 3 (July - August): March 15
Note that some programs have different deadlines. To learn if your program has unique deadlines, review the admission requirements of your program here.
Four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited United States institution, or its equivalent from an institution outside the U.S.
Doctoral and Advanced Degrees
Appropriate baccalaureate or master’s degree from an accredited United States institution, or its equivalent from an institution outside the U.S.
Adequate preparation in the proposed field of study and in general education, as evaluated by the respective graduate program. See specific programs for GPA requirements.
Students whose language of education is not English must submit a minimum TOEFL or MELAB score of 80. Some programs require a higher score; see specific programs for details.
Professional ministerial degrees are governed by the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. For information about the MA in Pastoral Ministry, MA in Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry, visit the Seminary website.
Admission Requirements: How to Apply
The graduate application is to be submitted online along with the nonrefundable $60 application fee. Applications submitted after the deadline will be charged an additional $70 late application fee. During the application process, you may pause and then reopen your online application file through a link that will be sent to the email address you provide. Your information is saved for up to 90 days.
We recommend preparing for your application ahead of time and then copying the text into the application system. The application calls for the following:
Statement of Purpose
Write a 500-word essay explaining your objectives in seeking a graduate degree at Andrews University. Include a description of your personal, professional, and academic goals; your philosophical perspective; and what you hope to accomplish professionally in ten years following the completion of your degree.
Provide employment information—name of the organization, your title/office, location, and begin and end dates. Space is also provided for information about research or professional special projects. You may instead email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provide the names and email addresses of two (three for doctoral, EdS, and seminary programs) professionals—such as advisors, major professors, and employers—excluding relatives. They will receive an email with a direct link to the recommendation form.
Indicate the completed or scheduled date for taking the GRE or GMAT, as required by your program. Exams must be taken within five years prior to admission.
Applicants must request official transcripts from institutions where all post-secondary coursework was taken. Download Transcript Request (PDF)
International students must meet additional requirements.
The Office of Graduate Enrollment Management reserves the right to request additional documents at its own discretion.