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Online Graduate and Post-Graduate Admission Requirements

As an accredited online Christian university, Liberty University provides a wide selection of online Graduate Degrees, online Postgraduate Degrees, and online Doctoral Degrees. Many of our doctoral and online master’s degrees are offered with no GRE required. The Liberty University graduate admission process requires some similar steps for every program, as well as several unique steps, depending on the individual degree requirements.

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General Graduate Admission Requirements

  1. All graduate programs require your bachelor’s degree official transcript.
  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 to a Master’s Degree online 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 the school’s name or logo printed on the document, cumulative GPA, a list of completed courses and earned credit and the degree and date it was conferred (if applicable).
  5. Official College Transcript Policy
    • An acceptable 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.
    • Official college transcripts are not required initially for acceptance if unofficial transcripts are provided; however, if the student uses unofficial transcripts to earn acceptance, all official transcripts must be received within 60 days of the admissions decision. Failure to send all official transcripts within the 60-day time frame will prevent registration.

Please note that for several Liberty University Masters 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.
  • Rarely, graduate admission requirements may include specific Bachelor’s degree types. More often, specialized online masters degrees will require that you demonstrate specific prerequisite course content as admission requirements.

Graduate Programs
Postgraduate and Doctoral Programs

Online Postgraduate and Doctoral Programs

Most Online Master’s and Doctoral-level programs are with No GRE  Required!

For degree-specific admissions requirements for online postgraduate degrees and online doctoral degrees, find your intended program in the following list. The vast majority of our online master’s and post-master’s program are with no GRE required:

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling (Ph.D.)

Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Apologetics (Ph.D.)

Education Specialist (Ed.S.)

Master of Theology (Th.M.)

Liberty University’s online postgraduate degrees and online doctoral degrees are considered the same academic level. All online postgraduate degrees and online doctoral degrees will require that you submit an official copy of your Master’s Degree, and many programs will require a specific type of Master’s Degree in order to be eligible for admissions. The admission requirements for online postgraduate degrees and online doctoral degrees will vary depending on school-specific accreditation requirements, competitiveness of the program, and many other factors.

As with admission requirements for graduate admissions, several online postgraduate degrees and online doctoral degrees have additional documents required such as a Professional Vita, Statement of Purpose essay, online questionnaire, or in rare cases, standardized testing such as the G.R.E or M.A.T. exam. 

Liberty University Admissions Office Contact Information

Liberty University recommends that you speak with an admissions counselor who will be happy to walk you through your program’s specific admission requirements. You can reach an Admissions Counselor at (800) 424-9596 or Chat Live

(800) 424-9596

(888) 301-3577

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