Graduate Application Process

We are eager to welcome you to the NCU community! Each graduate program has a separate application process. Please see your program of choice below for application details. If you have any questions throughout the process, please contact us. We are happy to help!


Submit you graduate application today to guarantee your spot in one of NCU’s prestigious graduate programs. At NCU we are eager to bring graduate students into our community. We have a wide range of graduate programs designed for you and your career path. Each program has specific admission requirements and deadlines, which are listed below. We look forward to receiving your application and will do our due diligence to process it.

Ways to Submit Your Application

FREE ONLINE APPLICATION

This is the preferred application method for students seeking admission into a Graduate program.

APPLY FOR READMISSION

This application is for students who have attended NCU as a Graduate student within the last two years.

Non-Degree Seeking Application

This application is for students who would like to take classes without seeking a degree.

Admission Requirements

Master of Business Administration

The following items are needed for admission into the Online MBA program:

  • An application for admission.
  • Official transcripts showing completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university, with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. (If the applicant’s grade point average falls below a 3.0, then he/she may submit a one page statement to the Admissions Committee explaining the situation and reasons for admission consideration).
  • A 500-word essay (double-spaced) showing skills in written communication, addressing how an MBA relates to the student’s personal and professional goals.
  • A resume detailing business/management experience.
  • A minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL (213 on the computer TOEFL or an 80 on internet-based TOEFL) for applicants from non-English speaking countries.

ONLINE APPLICATION

Deadlines
All application materials must be received at least two weeks prior to the start of coursework.

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Heath Counseling

The following items are needed to be considered for admission into the CMHC program:

  • An application for admission.
  • Official transcripts showing completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. If the applicant’s GPA is below a 3.0, he/she must submit a current (within 5 years of application) official test score report showing:
      1. A minimum combined score of 297 (verbal and quantitative) on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or,
      2. A minimum scaled score of 400 on the Miller Analogy Test (MAT).
  • A statement of purpose of two to three pages (double-spaced) articulating interest in counseling as a profession.
  • A resume documenting all education and experience, especially in psychology, mental health, or related fields.
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably one professional and one personal, highlighting any relevant counseling experience and which speaks to the character of the applicant.
  • At their own expense, applicants must obtain and pass a criminal background check.
  • A personal interview with the Admissions Committee.
  • A minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL (213 on the computer TOEFL) for applicants from non-English speaking countries.

ONLINE APPLICATION

Deadlines
Applications may be accepted until August 1 but are admitted on a space-available basis only.

Master of Arts in Teaching

The following items are needed to be considered for admission into the MAT program:

  • An application for admission
  • Official transcripts showing completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. (If the applicant’s grade point average falls below a 3.0, then he/she may submit a one-page statement to the Admissions Committee explaining the situation and reasons for admission consideration).
  • A statement of purpose 2-3 pages (double spaced) that clearly indicates career history, professional goals, and professional guiding principles.
  • A current resume.
  • One letters of recommendation that specifically address the academic ability, work performance and character of the applicant.
  • Two Disposition Assessments.
  • Personal interview with the Admissions Committee.

ONLINE APPLICATION

Deadlines
Applications may be accepted until June 1 but are admitted on a space-available basis only.

Master of Arts in School Counseling

The following items must be submitted to be considered for admission into the MSC Program:

    • A free application for admission.
    • Official transcripts showing completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
    • A statement of purpose of two-three pages (double-spaced) articulating interest in school counseling as a profession.
    • Current resume
    • One letter of recommendation that specifically address the academic ability, work performance and character of the applicant
    • Two disposition assessments
    • An official test score on the TOEFL (minimum score of 550 on the paper test, the minimum score of 213 on computer test) for applicants from non-English speaking countries.
    • Documentation of teaching experience (Track I only) in the form of a copy of contracts or a letter from a principal or superintendent.
    • A copy of teaching license (Track I only).

     

ONLINE APPLICATION

Deadlines
Applications may be accepted until August 1 but are admitted on a space-available basis only.

Master of Science in Nursing –  Nurse Leadership in Health Systems

The following items are needed for admission into the Online MSN program:

  • An application for admission.
  • Official transcripts showing completion of a bachelor’s in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • An active, unencumbered RN license.

Online Application

Deadlines

    All application materials must be received at least two weeks prior to the start of coursework.

Master of Arts in Leadership

The following items are needed for admission into the online M.A. in Leadership program:

      • An application for admission.
      • Official transcripts showing completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university, with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. (If the applicant’s grade point average falls below a 3.0, then he/she may submit a one page statement to the Admissions Committee explaining the situation and reasons for admission consideration).
      • A 500-word essay (double-spaced) showing skills in written communication, addressing how an MBA relates to the student’s personal and professional goals.
      • A resume detailing business/management experience.
      • A minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL (213 on the computer TOEFL or an 80 on internet-based TOEFL) for applicants from non-English speaking countries.

ONLINE APPLICATION

Deadlines
All application materials must be received at least two weeks prior to the start of coursework.

Master of Philosophy in Theology

The following items must be submitted to be considered for admission into the M.Phil Program:

  • An application for admission.
  • Official transcripts from a regionally-accredited institution showing receipt of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Evidence of graduate level preparation (including an appropriate graduate writing seminar, or equivalent) that warrants admission to graduate research in the proposed area(s) of research; evidence of adequate preparation may include (but is not limited to) the following:
    • Official transcripts from an accredited institution showing the accumulation of a minimum of 15-semester credits of graduate coursework directly related to the proposed research topic, with a minimum grade of “B” for each course.
    • Advanced specialization at the undergraduate level through a minimum of 20 upper division semester credits in coursework directly related to the proposed research topic, with a minimum grade of “B” for each course.
    • Evidence of advanced scholarly research activities directly related to the proposed research topic in the form of papers, articles, and reviews in peer-reviewed publications, presentations at professional meetings/societies, published monographs, etc.
    • Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  • Two letters of reference from academic experts in the proposed research area, one of which may be from a prospective NCU faculty supervisor/mentor.

ONLINE APPLICATION

Deadlines
Applications may be accepted until August 1 but are admitted on a space-available basis only.

Send all Application Materials to

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Office of Admissions
828 E. 11th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401

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