Graduate School Admission Requirements

Please select a program below to view its admission requirements:

If you are applying as an international student, please visit our international student page for additional admission requirements.

Note for Online Students: Houston Baptist University has been approved by Texas to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

HBU is approved to accept online students from all states with the exception of Massachusetts.

Download the HBU Graduate Recommendation Form**By asking a recommender to submit the recommendation form, the applicant waives their right to review the confidential document. The form becomes property of the University and will under no circumstances be released to the applicant or any other party.

Archie W. Dunham College of Business

  • Master of Accountancy

    *Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting from a regionally accredited university.

    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend the HBU Graduate School, and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
    • Résumé – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
    • Processing Fee –  Applicants will be required to submit a $75.00 processing fee, payable online at HBU.edu/GradAppFee, or by check or money order.
    • Peregrine Academic Assessment – Additional details coming soon! Contact your admissions coordinator for more information at bgillard@hbu.edu.
  • Master of Business Administration
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend the HBU Graduate School, and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
    • Résumé – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
    • Processing Fee –  Applicants will be required to submit a $75.00 processing fee, payable online at HBU.edu/GradAppFee, or by check or money order.
    • Peregrine Academic Assessment – Additional details coming soon! Contact your admissions coordinator for more information at bgillard@hbu.edu.
  • Master of International Business
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend the HBU Graduate School, and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
    • Résumé – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@hbu.edu.
  • Master of Science in Human Resources Management
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend the HBU Graduate School, and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
    • Résumé – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
  • Master of Science in Management & Entrepreneurship

    *Requires either a BA or BS conferred degree

    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend the HBU Graduate School, and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
    • Résumé – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

  • Doctor of Education in Executive Educational Leadership

    *Master’s degree required*

    The Doctor of Education (EdD) program is designed for those individuals who have already demonstrated leadership ability in an educational setting. The program will admit candidates who meet the academic requirements for the EdD degree program and who possess personal qualities and professional experiences that suggest a strong potential for success as doctoral candidates and as educational leaders. Meeting the minimum requirements qualifies an individual for consideration, but does not guarantee admission to the program. Admission will be granted annually on a competitive basis.

    • Official Transcripts – Applicants must provide official transcripts from institutions awarding the master’s degree.  Transcripts must show completion of a master’s degree.  A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required for courses applied toward a master’s degree.
    • Personal Statement – Applicants must write a personal statement, not to exceed 1,000 words.  The statement must include the following:
      • Reasons for pursuing the doctoral program;
      • Career goals and how the Executive Educational Leadership doctoral program will help in meeting the established goals; and
      • Experiences that relate the student’s aptitude for the doctoral program.
    • Résumé & Service Record – Applicants must provide a current résumé and service record. Applicants must have completed at least three (3) full-time professional years at an accredited school, university, or agency.
    • References – Applicants must provide reference information on their application for the following:
      • Two (2) administrators from the school district or agency at a current place of employment (references from university administrators from former places of employment may be accepted. Include an explanation.).
      • One (1) current or former graduate professor (references from alternate administrators may be accepted. Include an explanation.).
    • Superintendent Certification – Applicants seeking a superintendent certification must submit the following additional document to be considered for admission:
      • Copy of Principal Certification issued by State Board of Educator Certification
    • Processing fee – Applicants will be required to submit a $35.00 processing fee, payable online at HBU.edu/GradAppFee, or by check or money order.
    • Other items, including an admission interview, may be requested.

    All completed documents must be submitted to the HBU Graduate Admissions office via email at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu, fax (281) 649-3390, or mail.

  • Doctor of Education in Special Education Leadership

    *Master’s degree required*

    Meeting the minimum requirements qualifies an individual for consideration, but does not guarantee admission to the program.  Admission will be granted annually on a competitive basis.

    • Official Transcripts – Applicants must provide official transcripts from institutions awarding the master’s degree. Transcripts must show completion of a master’s degree. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required for courses applied toward a master’s degree.
    • Personal Statement – Applicants must write a personal statement, not to exceed 1,000 words.  The statement must include the following:
      • Reasons for pursuing the doctoral program;
      • Career goals and how the Executive Educational Leadership doctoral program will help in meeting the established goals; and
      • Experiences that relate the student’s aptitude for the doctoral program.
    • Résumé & Service Record – Applicants must provide a current résumé and service record. Applicants must have completed at least three (3) full-time professional years at an accredited school, university, or agency.
    • References – Applicants must provide references information on their application for the following:
      • Two (2) administrators from the school district or agency at a current place of employment (references from university administrators from former places of employment may be accepted. Include an explanation.).
      • One (1) current or former graduate professor (references from alternate administrators may be accepted. Include an explanation.).
    • Superintendent Certification – Applicants seeking a superintendent certification must submit the following additional document to be considered for admission:
      • Copy of Principal Certification issued by State Board of Educator Certification
    • Processing fee – Applicants will be required to submit a $35.00 processing fee, payable online at HBU.edu/GradAppFee, or by check or money order.
    • Other items, including an admission interview, may be requested.

    All completed documents must be submitted to the HBU Graduate Admissions office via email at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu, fax (281) 649-3390, or mail.

  • Master of Education
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. *If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required. **If you are applying for Initial Certification, you must submit all transcripts from every college or university you have attended.
    • Additional Transcripts – For students applying to be certified in a content area, you are required to submit all of your transcripts to the Graduate School.
    • References – Applicants must provide contact information for two (2) references on their application. References must be a principal or supervisor, parents of a taught student, or colleague. One must be for a campus or school district leader if applicant is a certified teacher. Friends and family members should not be listed as references.
    • Résumé/CV and Service Record – Applicants must provide a current résumé and an official school district, charter, or independent school service record. Some specializations may require a specific length of work experience as shown on the service record. Documents may be sent to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
    • Interview – An interview may be required as part of the admission process.
    • Certain specializations may have additional requirements. Contact your graduate admissions coordinator for more information.
  • Alternative Certification Program
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from all colleges or universities you have attended.
    • Additional Transcripts – For students applying to be certified in a content area, you are required to submit all of your transcripts to the Graduate School.
    • References – Applicants must provide contact information for two (2) references on their application. References must be a principal or supervisor, parents of a taught student, or colleague. One must be for a campus or school district leader if applicant is a certified teacher. Friends and family members should not be listed as references.
    • Résumé – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
    • Interview – An admission interview is required.
  • Superintendent Certification

    **Master’s Required**

    • Official Transcripts -Applicants must provide official transcripts from institutions awarding the master’s degree. Transcripts must show completion of a master’s degree.  A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required for courses applied toward a master’s degree.
    • Personal Statement – Applicants must write a personal statement, not to exceed 1,000 words.  The statement must include the following:
      • Reasons for pursuing the program;
      • Career goals and how the program will help in meeting the established goals; and
      • Experiences that relate the student’s aptitude for the program.
    • Résumé & Service Record - Applicants must provide a current résumé and service record.  Applicants must have completed at least three (3) full-time professional years at an accredited school, university, or agency.
    • References – Applicants must provide reference information on their application for the following:
      • Two (2) administrators from the school district or agency at a current place of employment (references from university administrators from former places of employment may be accepted. Include an explanation.).
      • One (1) current or former graduate professor (references from alternate administrators may be accepted. Include an explanation.).
    • GRE Required – All portions are considered, including verbal, quantitative and analytical writing.  Details may be obtained from the Educational Testing Services website. The HBU GRE code is 6282. Submitted test scores may not be more than five (5) years old.
    • Copy of Principal Certification issued by State Board of Educator Certification
    • Other items, including an admission interview, may be requested.
  • Principal Certification

    **Master’s Required**

    • Official Transcripts -Applicants must provide official transcripts from institutions awarding the master’s degree. Transcripts must show completion of a master’s degree.
    • Résumé & Service Record - Applicants must provide a current résumé and an official school district, charter, or independent school service record.  Applicants must have completed at least two (2) full-time professional years at an accredited school, university, or agency.
    • Teaching Certificate – Applicants must provide a copy of their current Texas, or out of state, teaching certificate.
    • References – Applicants must provide contact information for two (2) references on their application. References must be a principal or supervisor, parents of a taught student, or colleague. One must be for a campus or school district leader if applicant is a certified teacher. Friends and family members should not be listed as references.
    • Interview – An admission interview is required.
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Candidates must demonstrate entry-level readiness for this program in one of the following ways:
      • Candidates have graduated with a baccalaureate degree with a major in psychology in the last seven years from a regionally accredited college or university. Coursework should include the following: Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Introduction to Statistics with a grade of B or better.
      • Candidates have graduated with a baccalaureate degree with another major, but have taken undergraduate Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Introduction to Statistics in the last seven years, and passed with a grade of B or better. These courses may have been taken as part of the bachelor’s degree, or may have been taken separately (e.g., at a community college.)
      • Candidates may be accepted into the program and then take PSYC 5300 (General Psychology), PSYC 5301 (Introduction to Statistics), and PSYC 5302 (Abnormal Psychology) before beginning their graduate coursework.
    • References – Applicants must provide contact information for two (2) references on their application. References must be professional or academic contacts. Friends and family members should not be listed as references.
    • Résumé /CV – Email a current résumé or CV to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
    • GRE Required – Take the Graduate Record Examination test (GRE). All portions are considered, including verbal, quantitative and analytical writing. Details on the test may be obtained from the Educational Testing Services website. The HBU GRE code is 6282. Submitted test scores may not be more than five (5) years old. **You may be eligible for a GRE waiver if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or higher or if your last 60 hours is 3.0 or higher.
  • Master of Arts in Christian Psychology *Pending SACSOC Approval
    • Two (2) Recommendation Forms – Recommenders should submit the completed forms directly to The Graduate School via email at gradadmissions@hbu.edu. Recommendations must be from a professional or academic source. One form must be a pastoral recommendation. Forms from family members or friends will not be accepted. Recommendation forms must be sent directly from the recommenders to be considered valid.
    • Resume/CV – Email a current resume or CV to The Graduate School at gradadmissions@hbu.edu.
    • GRE Required – Take the Graduate Record Examination test (GRE). All portions are considered, including verbal, quantitative and analytical writing. Details on the test may be obtained from the Educational Testing Services website. The HBU GRE code is 6282.  Submitted test scores may not be more than five (5) years old. **You may be eligible for a GRE waiver if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or higher or if your last 60 hours is 3.0 or higher.
    • Interview – An admission interview is required.
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (formerly Master of Arts in Counseling)
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Two (2) Recommendation Forms – Download Recommendation Form. Recommenders should submit the completed forms directly to the Graduate School via email at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu. Recommendations must be from a professional or academic source. Forms from family members or friends will not be accepted. Recommendation forms must be sent directly from the recommenders to be considered valid. Applicants waive their right to view completed recommendation forms upon asking a reference to complete the form.
    • Résumé /CV – Email a current résumé or CV to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
    • GRE Required – Take the Graduate Record Examination test (GRE). All portions are considered, including verbal, quantitative and analytical writing. Details on the test may be obtained from the Educational Testing Services website. The HBU GRE code is 6282. Submitted test scores may not be more than five (5) years old. **You may be eligible for a GRE waiver if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or higher or if your last 60 hours is 3.0 or higher.
    • Interview – An admission interview is required.
  • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Two (2) Recommendation Forms – Download Recommendation Form. Recommenders should submit the completed forms directly to the Graduate School via email at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu. Recommendations must be from a professional or academic source. Forms from family members or friends will not be accepted. Recommendation forms must be sent directly from the recommenders to be considered valid. Applicants waive their right to view completed recommendation forms upon asking a reference to complete the form.
    • Résumé /CV – Email a current résumé or CV to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
    • GRE Required – Take the Graduate Record Examination test (GRE). All portions are considered, including verbal, quantitative and analytical writing. Details on the test may be obtained from the Educational Testing Services website. The HBU GRE code is 6282.  Submitted test scores may not be more than five (5) years old. **You may be eligible for a GRE waiver if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or higher or if your last 60 hours is 3.0 or higher.
  • Master of Arts in Christian Counseling
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Two (2) Recommendation Forms – Download Recommendation Form. Recommenders should submit the completed forms directly to the Graduate School via email at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu. Recommendations must be from a professional or academic source. One of the recommendation forms must be a pastoral recommendation. Forms from family members or friends will not be accepted. Recommendation forms must be sent directly from the recommenders to be considered valid. Applicants waive their right to view completed recommendation forms upon asking a reference to complete the form.
    • Résumé /CV – Email a current résumé or CV to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
    • GRE Required – Take the Graduate Record Examination test (GRE). All portions are considered, including verbal, quantitative and analytical writing. Details on the test may be obtained from the Educational Testing Services website. The HBU GRE code is 6282.  Submitted test scores may not be more than five (5) years old. **You may be eligible for a GRE waiver if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or higher or if your last 60 hours is 3.0 or higher.
    • Interview – An admission interview is required.
  • Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Two (2) Recommendation Forms –  Download Recommendation Form. Recommenders should submit the completed forms directly to the Graduate School via email at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu. Recommendations must be from a professional or academic source. Forms from family members or friends will not be accepted. Recommendation forms must be sent directly from the recommenders to be considered valid. Applicants waive their right to view completed recommendation forms upon asking a reference to complete the form.
    • Résumé/CV – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
    • GRE Required – Take the Graduate Record Examination test (GRE). All portions are considered, including verbal, quantitative and analytical writing. Details on the test may be obtained from the Educational Testing Services website. The HBU GRE code is 6282.  Submitted test scores may not be more than five (5) years old. **You may be eligible for a GRE waiver if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or higher or if your last 60 hours is 3.0 or higher.
    • Interview – An admission interview is required.
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Two (2) Recommendation Forms –  Download Recommendation Form. Recommenders should submit the completed forms directly to the Graduate School via email at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu. Recommendations must be from a professional or academic source.  Forms from family members or friends will not be accepted. Recommendation forms must be sent directly from the recommenders to be considered valid. Applicants waive their right to view completed recommendation forms upon asking a reference to complete the form.
    • Resumé/CV – Email a current résumé or CV to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
    • GRE Required – Take the Graduate Record Examination test (GRE). All portions are considered, including verbal, quantitative and analytical writing. Details on the test may be obtained from the Educational Testing Services website. The HBU GRE code is 6282.  Submitted test scores may not be more than five (5) years old. **You may be eligible for a GRE waiver if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or higher or if your last 60 hours is 3.0 or higher.
  • Master of Arts in Psychology with LSSP Certification
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts.  Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Candidates must demonstrate entry-level readiness for this program in one of the following ways:
      • Candidates have graduated with a baccalaureate degree with a major in psychology in the last seven years from a regionally accredited college or university. Coursework should include the following: Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Introduction to Statistics with a grade of B or better.
      • Candidates have graduated with a baccalaureate degree with another major, but have taken undergraduate Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Introduction to Statistics in the last seven years and passed with a grade of B or better. These courses may have been taken as part of the bachelor’s degree, or may have been taken separately (e.g., at a community college).
      • Candidates may be accepted into the program and then take PSYC 5300 (General Psychology), PSYC 5301 (Introduction to Statistics), and PSYC 5302 (Abnormal Psychology) before beginning their graduate coursework.
    • References – Applicants must provide contact information for two (2) references on their application. References must be professional or academic contacts. Friends and family members should not be listed as references.
    • Résumé /CV – Email a current resumé or CV to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
    • GRE Required – Take the Graduate Record Examination test (GRE). All portions are considered, including verbal, quantitative and analytical writing. Details on the test may be obtained from the Educational Testing Services website. The HBU GRE code is 6282. *Submitted test scores may not be more than five (5) years old. **You may be eligible for a GRE waiver if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or higher or if your last 60 hours is 3.0 or higher.
    • Interview – An admission interview is required.
  • Master of Arts in Psychology with LSSP Respecialization

    **Master’s Required**

    • Official Transcripts – This program requires a conferred graduate degree from either a regionally accredited counseling or educational diagnostician program. Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded this degree. Your conferred bachelor’s degree transcript is also required. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts.
    • References – Applicants must provide contact information for two (2) references on their application. References must be professional or academic contacts. Friends and family members should not be listed as references.
    • Résumé /CV – Email a current résumé or CV to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
    • GRE Required – Take the Graduate Record Examination test (GRE). All portions are considered, including verbal, quantitative and analytical writing. Details on the test may be obtained from the Educational Testing Services website. The HBU GRE code is 6282. Submitted test scores may not be more than five (5) years old. **You may be eligible for a GRE waiver if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or higher or if your last 60 hours is 3.0 or higher.
    • Interview – An admission interview is required.
    • Verification that no disciplinary action has been taken against an applicant’s certificate or license.
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) Certification

    **Students who have previously earned a master’s degree with psychology or counseling in the name can return to HBU to take the additional courses need to gain their LPC or LSSP certifications.

    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • References – Applicants must provide contact information for two (2) references on their application. References must be a principal or supervisor, parent of a taught student, colleague. One must be for a campus or school district leader if applicant is a certified teacher. Friends and family members should not be listed as references.
    • Résumé/CV – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
    • GRE Required – Take the Graduate Record Examination test (GRE). All portions are considered, including verbal, quantitative and analytical writing. Details on the test may be obtained from the Educational Testing Services website. The HBU GRE code is 6282. Submitted test scores may not be more than five (5) years old. **You may be eligible for a GRE waiver if your undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or higher or if your last 60 hours is 3.0 or higher.
    • Interview – An admission interview is required.

School of Christian Thought

  • Master of Arts in Apologetics
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend the HBU Graduate School and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
    • Résumé – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
  • Master of Arts in Biblical Languages
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend the HBU Graduate School and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
    • Résumé – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
    • Language Study – Candidates must have significant undergraduate course work in a biblical language(s). Candidates coming in without coursework in biblical languages will be required to complete the necessary leveling courses.
  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend the HBU Graduate School and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
    • Résumé – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
  • Master of Divinity
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts.  Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend the HBU Graduate School and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
    • Résumé – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
  • Master of Arts in Christian Leadership
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend the HBU Graduate School and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
    • Résumé – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
  • Master of Arts in Classics and Early Christianity
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts.  Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend the HBU Graduate School and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
    • Résumé – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
  • Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies *Pending SACSCOC Approval
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts.  Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend the HBU Graduate School and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
    • Résumé – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.

School of Humanities

  • Master of Liberal Arts
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend the HBU Graduate School and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
    • Résumé – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend the HBU Graduate School and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
    • Résumé – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
  • Master of Arts in History *Pending SACSCOC Approval
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend the HBU Graduate School and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
    • Résumé – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
    • Writing Portfolio – Please submit a writing sample (at least 8 pages in length).  You may email your portfolio to gradadmissions@HBU.edu or mail a hard copy.

School of Nursing and Allied Health

  • Master of Science in Kinesiology - Sport Management

    *Fall and Spring admissions only.

    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts.  Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • References – Applicants ust provide contact information for two (2) references on their application. References must be professional or academic contacts. Friends and family members should not be listed as references.
    • Résumé/CV – Email a current résumé or CV to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
    • Interview – An interview may be required.
  • Master of Science in Nursing
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing in the United States
    • Current registered nurse license in good standing in the state of Texas
    • Résumé/CV– Email a current résumé or CV to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu identifying appropriate objective related to graduate education.
    • Interview – An admission interview may be required with MSN or Track Director
    • For Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) applicants, priority will be given to applicants with 2 or more years of RN experience.

School of Fine Arts

  • Master of Fine Arts - Studio Art
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend the HBU Graduate School and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
    • Résumé – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
    • Digital PortfolioPlease submit a flash drive, CD or DVD with 20-30 high-resolution, JPEG samples of your work. You may mail your flash drive, CD or DVD to The Graduate School.
  • Master of Fine Arts - Screenwriting
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend the HBU Graduate School and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
    • Résumé – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
    • Writing PortfolioPlease submit a portfolio containing examples of your writing to The Graduate School.
  • Master of Fine Arts - Creative Writing
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-bacc or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend the HBU Graduate School and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
    • Résumé – Email a current résumé to the Graduate School at GradAdmissions@HBU.edu.
    • Writing PortfolioPlease submit a portfolio containing examples of your writing to The Graduate School.

Certificates

  • Certificate Programs
    • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to The Graduate School from the college or university that awarded your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted. **If your degree-conferred transcript contains fewer than 100 hours of your undergraduate coursework, you will be required to submit all undergraduate transcripts. Any post-baccalaureate or graduate-level transcripts will also be required.
    • Personal Statement – Please submit a personal statement, between 300 and 500 words, sharing your desire to attend the HBU Graduate School and how you feel a degree from HBU will assist you in your academic and professional careers.
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