Graduate Program Admissions

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Choosing a graduate school is a big decision but our admissions staff is committed to helping guide you through the process.

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Explore JBU's degree programs to discover which program interests you. Still have questions? Our admissions counselors and program staff can answer any questions you have. 

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General admission requirements

Graduate study at JBU emphasizes scholarship, research, and professional experience. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by accreditation bodies recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, they must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the graduate student application. The application includes a 200-word essay regarding the applicant’s professional plans and reasons for seeking acceptance into the program.
  2. Provide an official transcript from the college that awarded their undergraduate degree. If applicable, provide official transcripts of graduate coursework completed and/or degrees earned at any other institution. Transcripts must be sent by the college or university directly to the Graduate Admissions Office at JBU.
  3. Submit recommendation forms from three people who are not related to the applicant but are familiar with the applicant’s character and scholarship.
  4. Present entrance exam scores if required for the desired degree program. 
  5. Provide additional information or participate in an admission interview if requested by the department head or dean.

Program-specific degree requirements

Business | Counseling | Cybersecurity | Higher Education | Teacher Education & School Counseling

International admission requirements

International students can view the application and admission requirements here.

Non-Discrimination Policy

JBU affirms the biblical truth that all people are created in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect. In keeping with that commitment, JBU aspires to be an authentically diverse community where people can flourish and grow in keeping with God’s design for their lives. In that context, JBU does not unlawfully discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, military status, or age in the administration of its educational policies, admissions, financial aid, employment, educational programs, or activities. JBU is committed to preserving human dignity and is particularly concerned about harassment, whether sexual, racial, ethnic, or any other type.
 As a Christ-centered, religious institution, JBU retains the right to make employment, admission, and educational decisions based on an individual’s religious beliefs and conduct consistent with the JBU’s Statement of Faith, Employee Expectations, Student Community Covenant, and other university policies. In general, JBU opposes discrimination, harassment and retaliation as stated in this Policy, but it is also exempt from certain state and federal anti-discrimination laws due to its status as a religious non-profit corporation and its constitutional right to act in accordance with its religious beliefs. Nothing in this policy is intended, nor should it be construed, to waive JBU’s rights to those exemptions or legal defenses, or of JBU’s right to make and enforce policies in furtherance of its religious beliefs.


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