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.
Fall 2022 Term
Application open Priority application deadline: July 1, 2022 Final application deadline: August 1, 2022 Fall 2022 Course registration opens: July 11, 2022 Semester dates: August 24, 2022–December 15, 2022
Spring 2023 Term
Application opens August 1, 2022 Priority application deadline: November 15, 2022 Final application deadline: December 15, 2022 Spring 2023 Course registration opens: November 14, 2022 Semester dates: January 9, 2023–May 14, 2023
Summer 2023 Term
Application opens August 1, 2022 Priority Application Deadline: March 14, 2023 Final Application Deadline: April 14, 2023 Summer 2022 Course registration opens: April 10, 2023 Semester dates: May 15, 2023– August 22, 2023
Your application will be considered complete when Northwestern has received the following:
Application fee of $50 (check or money order payable 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 citation 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.
Send your essays by mail, fax, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and email in the header of the essay document. They can also be uploaded to your application through your application portal.
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 mailed or faxed to: Address: University of Northwestern – St. Paul Graduate Admissions 3003 Snelling Avenue North St. Paul, MN 55113-1598 Fax: 651-631-5680
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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