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.

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John Brown University admits persons to its programs and activities without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, or gender. The university does not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, or gender in the administration of education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, and other school-sponsored programs.


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