Liberty University Graduate Admissions

Online Graduate and Postgraduate Admission Requirements

As an accredited online Christian university, Liberty provides a wide selection of online graduate, postgraduate, and doctoral degrees. At Liberty University, our graduate admission process is made up of general requirements. And individual degree programs add their specific requirements. Below, you can view the general admission requirements and then find the link to your desired program’s specific admission requirements page. 

Both graduate and postgraduate programs will require official versions of your transcripts. However, university graduate admissions may be completed for most online master’s degree programs with unofficial transcripts if official transcripts are provided within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever occurs first. A student will not be permitted to enroll beyond his or her first semester until official transcripts are received.

General Graduate Admission Requirements

  1. All graduate programs require official transcripts showing a conferred, accredited bachelor’s degree.
  2. If you also submit a Transcript Request Form, you may submit an unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcripts by email to or by fax to (888) 301-3577 for review by our Online Programs Admissions Office.
  3. You may be able to be accepted into a master’s degree online program with your unofficial transcript while we wait for the official transcript to be received. Unfortunately, unofficial transcripts cannot be accepted for our online certificate programs or doctoral and postgraduate programs.
  4. Unofficial College Transcript Policy
    • An unofficial copy of the college transcript can either be faxed from the institution, printed from the school’s official site, or an opened copy that you may have in your possession.
    • Before sending unofficial college transcripts, please make sure they include your previous school’s name or logo printed on the document, your cumulative GPA, a list of completed courses and earned credit broken down by semester, and the degree and date it was conferred (if applicable).
  5. Official College Transcript Policy
    • An acceptable physically mailed official college transcript must be issued directly from the institution in a sealed envelope with a signature across the back. If you have one in your possession, it must meet the same requirements.
    • Electronic official transcripts can be accepted if sent directly from the previous institution through a secure electronic transcript system. If an official Liberty email is required, students should use
    • Official college transcripts are not required initially for acceptance if unofficial transcripts are provided; however, if the student uses unofficial transcripts to gain acceptance, all official transcripts must be received within 60 days of the admission decision. Failure to send all official transcripts within the 60-day time frame will prevent registration.

Please note that for several of Liberty University’s master’s programs, additional documents may be required:

  • Admission requirements for graduate programs may include professional recommendation forms, Statement of Purpose short essays, online questionnaires, and other department-specific documents. See the specific program requirements on each program’s admission requirements page for more details.
  • Rarely, graduate admission requirements may include specific bachelor’s degree types. More often, specialized online master’s degrees will require that you demonstrate specific prerequisite course content as admission requirements.

Graduate Programs

Postgraduate and Doctoral Programs

International Applicants

Liberty University Admissions Office Contact Information

Liberty University recommends that you speak with an admissions counselor to walk you through your program’s specific admission requirements. You can reach an admissions counselor at (800) 424-9596 or chat live!

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Liberty University Online Admissions Verification
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Lynchburg, VA 24515

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