Graduate Certificate Programs Admission Requirements
The admission requirements listed below apply to all Liberty University graduate certificate programs unless otherwise indicated on individual graduate certificate pages.
- Apply online or call a Liberty University Admissions Counselor at (800) 424-9596.
- A non-refundable, non-transferable $50 application fee will be posted on the current application upon enrollment (waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required).
Mail official college transcripts (sealed, unopened copy or via a direct electronic transcript system) indicating a regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree. We can assist you in requesting these items if you submit a transcript request form. For admission in good standing, you must possess a regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with the GPA requirement found on the individual certificate pages in the Admission Requirements tab.
Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or an approved alternate test of English proficiency: International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP). Applicants must earn a minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL, a 3.9 on the iTEP, a 6.5 on the IELTS, or an equivalent score on an approved alternate test for all graduate degree programs. Applicants who have an earned degree from a college or university in the U.S. or other English-speaking country or school may have the TOEFL requirement waived by the Office of Graduate Admissions. Alternatively, applicants who successfully complete the levels of English-Second-Language (ESL) instruction indicated below at one of two schools will have the TOEFL requirement waived. Students will have their application held until transcripts from one of the below schools are received.
Liberty University’s Official College Transcript Policy
An acceptable physical copy of an official college transcript must be issued directly from the institution in a sealed envelope with a signature across the back.