Admission

Application Deadlines

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.


Academic Requirements

  • Master’s Degrees and Graduate Certificates
    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 and master’s degree from an accredited United States institution, or its equivalent from an institution outside the U.S.
  • Academic preparation
    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.

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 online Graduate application.

Admission requirements may be different from program to program, the following are the most common admission documents requested by academic departments at Andrews University:  

  • 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.

    Note that some programs have unique guidelines of what needs to be included in the essay. More instructions will be provided in your Graduate online application or can be found on the program page.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    Provide employment information—describing employment, research or special projects.
  • Recommendations
    Ask someone who knows you professionally or academically such as advisors, major professors, and employers—excluding relatives. If your program requires specific recommendations, the application will specify that for you. You will need to enter the names and email addresses in your Graduate application. More instructions can be found on the program page.
  • Entrance Exams
    These tests are designed to measure your collective knowledge in various skill areas such as verbal, quantitative, analytical and writing skills. The most common standardized tests include GRE, GMAT and English proficiency. For information about these tests, please visit the entrance exams page.

    Note that not all programs require the GRE or GMAT, to learn if your program required one of these tests, please review the admission requirements of your program here.
  • Transcripts
    Your application will be processed based on Unofficial Transcripts and you will be able to upload a copy of your Unofficial Transcripts directly in your Graduate application. If the admission decision is to accept you into the program Official Final Transcripts will be required. You may also be required to submit a copy of your diploma if your transcripts do not include the date when your degree was conferred.

    Domestic and international prospective students who graduated from an educational institution outside the U.S. are recommended to have transcript evaluations done through one of our approved credential evaluation agencies: WES or ECE. Evaluations must be sent directly from the organization to us and must include:
    • At least the overall GPA
    • Degree title equivalent in the U.S.
    • Date the degree was conferred
    Note that some programs such as the MSMLS required the WES International Credential Advantage Package (WES ICAP) which includes verified copies of Official Transcripts. To learn if your program requires WES ICAP, please review the admission requirements of your program here.

The Office of Graduate Enrollment Management reserves the right to request additional documents at its own discretion.


Additional requirements for international students

In addition to fulfilling the regular admission requirements, International students with Academic acceptance who are coming to Andrews University need to submit additional documents in order to process a student visa. For more information please visit the International Students page.


Frequently asked questions

  • Where do I apply?
    • You can start a Graduate application with us any time at www.andrews.edu/apply. Please select Begin Graduate Application under the Graduate Degree section.
  • May I request a paper application if I’m having trouble applying online?
    • All Graduate applications are submitted online and paper applications are not available. If you have questions about our Graduate application system, please email us at graduate@andrews.edu or call us at 269-471-6321
  • Are documents accepted by email, fax or mail?
    • All admission documents needs to be uploaded directly through our Graduate application system including Unofficial Transcripts, test scores, etc. If you have questions about our Graduate application system, please email us at graduate@andrews.edu or call us at 269-471-6321
  • How do I pay for my application fee and How much does it cost?
    • You will be able to pay your Graduate application fee with a debit or credit card directly in our Graduate application system. All Graduate applications must pay a $60 nonrefundable fee. If you encounter problems when making the payment, please email us at graduate@andrews.edu or call us at 269-471-6321
  • Now that I’ve submitted an application, what do I do next?
    • Your Graduate Enrollment Coordinator will review your Graduate application package and start the process of academic evaluation. If, while reviewing your Graduate application, we note you are still missing some admission requirements we will send you a request for more information.
  • Will my admission be delayed until my Official Transcripts arrive?
    • No, your Graduate application will be processed based on Unofficial Transcripts. If the admission decision is to accept you into the program Official Final Transcripts will be required.
  • What is an Official Transcript?
    • Official Transcripts are those processed by the school you attended and mailed directly to our office in a seal envelope. Some universities also provide the service of sending Official Transcripts through electronic transfer services such as National Student Clearinghouse and Parchment. Please do not send Official Transcripts until you have an admission decision.
  • I already received an admission. Where should my Official transcripts be sent?
    • By Mail:

      Andrews University
      Graduate Enrollment Management
      4150 Administration Dr.
      Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0620

      By electronic transfer services: graduate@andrews.edu
  • What is the GPA requirement for applying at Andrews?
    • Most Masters degrees and certificates require a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.60 (or 2.75 on the last half of undergraduate courses). Doctoral degrees have a minimum graduate GPA between 3.00 and 3.60 depending on the program. The entire student profile is considered during the admissions process. Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements may still apply.
  • I’m looking for information about entrance exams such as GRE, GMAT and TOEFL. Where should I go?
    • For information about entrance exams such as GRE, GMAT and English proficiency tests, please visit the entrance exams page.

Get help

Have questions? We have answers. Just email graduate@andrews.edu, call us at 269-471-6321, or Skype AndrewsGraduateSchool. Llámanos a la línea en español al 269-471-3790.

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