Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum GPA I need to get in?
This varies by program, as some programs have state requirements for certifications as well. If you do not meet your programs GPA requirement, you are still encouraged to apply as all parts of your application (work experience, GPA, test scores, recommendations) are reviewed.
What is the minimum score I need on the GMAT/GRE?
Most graduate programs do not require the exams for admission, and some that do have waiver opportunities. If you do need to take the exam, the score requirement is dependent upon your GPA.
How can I check the status of my application?
Call or e-mail your admissions coordinator and they will be glad to answer any questions about your admission status. You can also monitor your application status here. You will receive login credentials after submitting your application.
How soon will I know if I’ve been admitted?
We offer rolling admission, so the sooner you send in your application documents, the sooner you will receive a decision. After all your items are received, you should have an admission decision or an interview invitation in 1-2 weeks. Some programs require an interview, and after your interview, you can expect an admission decision in a few days.
How big are the classes?
Most classes will not exceed 30-40 students, allowing for personal attention from the professors, and many classes will have less than 30 students.
When are classes held?
Most classes are scheduled in the evening, Monday through Thursday. Class times vary by program.
How many classes do I have to take each semester?
The number of classes you take is your preference, based on what your schedule allows. if you are using financial aid or scholarships awarded by HBU, then you must be enrolled in at least 5 credit hours (usually 2 courses) each semester consistently to continue receiving the aid.
How do I know how much financial aid I am getting?
Federal Financial Aid is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so your first step is to submit the FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov. HBU’s school code is 3576. Our financial aid office receives your FAFSA about three business days after you receive your confirmation e-mail from FAFSA. After you are admitted to a graduate program, the Financial Aid Office will send an award letter, and your financial aid adviser can further discuss your award with you. You can then view and accept your award via our online student portal. For more information, view our past Financial Aid Webinar.
Is the campus safe?
Our campus police are part of the Houston Police Department and remain visible on our campus. Parking lots are well-lit and the campus is equipped with emergency call boxes.
Do I have to take Christianity courses?
Students enrolled in a graduate program, outside of the School of Christian Thought, will not take Christianity courses, but only courses applicable to their specific program and degree plan.