Submission of all official transcripts from post-secondary institutions at which a Bachelor’s degree was earned and graduate coursework was previously taken.
Submission of two academic/professional reference contacts.
Submission of a current resume (MBA, MOL, Leadership Certificate, Healthcare Management Certificate, and Data Analytics Certificate applicants only).
Ability to demonstrate English language proficiency (see below for requirements).
All application materials will be reviewed by an Admissions Committee, and the applicant may be contacted for an interview.
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test, or 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 80 on the web-based TOEFL. Applicants may also complete the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5 or a minimum score of 58 on the Pearson Test of English (PTE). The TOEFL/IELTS/PTE requirement may be waived for students who are from a recognized English-speaking country, or for those who have successfully completed an English writing course with a grade of “C-” or better and have earned a minimum of 12 credits from an accredited U.S. college/university.
Northwestern is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant graduate students. In addition to the regular graduate admission criteria, special admission procedures are necessary for students who are not U.S. citizens. Evidence of sufficient financial resources must be presented prior to admission, which must occur before student visa arrangements can be made.
Certain programs may have additional admission requirements, stipulations, or restrictions. Exceptions to admission criteria may be made by the Dean of GOAL in consultation with Admissions.
Spring 2024 Term
Application open Priority application deadline: November 1, 2023 Final application deadline: December 1, 2023 Spring 2024 Course registration opens: November 13, 2023 Semester dates: January 16, 2024–May 16, 2024
Summer 2024 Term
Application opens December 15 Priority Application Deadline: March 1, 2024 Final Application Deadline: April 1, 2024 Summer 2024 Course registration opens: April 8, 2024 Semester dates: May 20, 2024– August 27, 2024
Fall 2024 Term
Application opening soon Priority application deadline: July 1, 2024 Final application deadline: August 1, 2024 Fall 2024 Course registration opens: July 10, 2024 Semester dates: August 28, 2024–December 18, 2024
Your application will be considered complete when Northwestern has received the following:
Application fee of $50 (pay online to University of Northwestern) We will waive your $50 application fee if you attend an Information Session or schedule a personal or phone appointment with an admission counselor.
Your application must include a 500-word essay that tells us about your daily walk with Christ and describes your personal and professional goals.
Write an essay that analyzes a relevant issue that you find compelling in your chosen field of study. Incorporate research and utilize appropriate citations to support your perspective and to demonstrate your ability to write at a graduate level (maximum of 1,200 words, typed, double-spaced, and 11 or 12-point font). You may utilize previous academic writing as long as it fits the criteria for this essay. Your essay will be evaluated for content and academic quality.
Add your essays to your application portal or email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and email in the header of the essay document.
Request official transcripts be sent to us from Bachelor's degree and graduate coursework institution(s)
Demonstration of English Proficiency (for those students whose native language is not English)
Completed items listed above should be added to your application portal. If needed they can be mailed to: Address: University of Northwestern – St. Paul Graduate Admissions 3003 Snelling Avenue North St. Paul, MN 55113-1598
When will I be notified of my acceptance status?
Once your file is complete and has been reviewed by the Admissions Committee, you will be notified of your admission status within 1–2 weeks. Contact your admission counselor if you have any questions about the application process. Additional essays, references, or interviews may be requested.
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