Prospective students must submit their applications by the dates listed below.
- Fall (August - December): July 30
- Spring (January - May): November 15
- Summer (May - August): June 1
International Prospective Students are advised to complete and submit all the application requirements at least 3 months before the deadlines listed above to allow enough time for processing the immigration documents.
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. During the application process, you may pause and then resume your Graduate online application. 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.