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  • What is the process for admission to Southern?

    • These basic requirements are common to all the programs. A full list of admission steps is listed on each degree page.

      1. Official college and university transcripts. Many institutions subscribe to the convenient transcript-request service at National Student Clearinghouse. You may also contact your institution directly. For best results, request to have transcripts sent to the Graduate and Professional Studies office.
      2. Recommendation forms, which must be initiated as part of the online application process. 

  • Where do I send application materials?

    • The application. Our online-application system automatically sends your information to the Graduate and Professional Studies office.
    • Recommendations. The online-application system also manages recommendations. You will need to provide a valid email address and phone number for each evaluator. Requests are sent by email and returned automatically to the Graduate and Professional Studies office for processing.
    • Official transcripts must be sent directly to Southern Adventist University from your former educational institution, and we recommend having the documents directed to the Graduate and Professional Studies office for expediency.
    • Other materials required by the schools, such as a written statement or resumé, should be uploaded through the online-application system.
    • Test scoresif required by your program, such as the GMAT, GRE, or TOEFL, have test results sent to Graduate and Professional Studies at Southern Adventist University.

  • Are graduate assistantships available?


    Yes! Graduate assistantships are offered by the following schools and departments. For more information, please contact the graduate counselor for your school.

    • School of Business—Graduate Assistant  Download PDF
    • School of Education and Psychology—Graduate Assistantships available for Counseling students only. For more information contact the enrollment counselor.
    • School of Nursing—Clinical Lab Assistant  Download PDF
    • School of Nursing—Graduate Teaching Assistant  Download PDF
    • School of Social Work—Graduate Assistant  Download PDF
    • Graduate Marketing—Graduate Assistant  Download PDF



Graduate degrees at Southern

The requirements for admission to each graduate program are listed on the individual degree pages:


Online programs


Welcome to Southern! I look forward to answering any questions you may have about admission to the graduate program. This is an exciting time in your professional journey, and I am honored to help!

Michelle Younkin

Director of Graduate Admissions & Academic Progress