• Required Application Materials

    A student applying for admission as a graduate student must submit the following:

    • Application for admissions
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
    • Transcripts
      An official transcript showing a completed bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Each student must also submit official transcripts of all colleges and universities attended. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly from the student's college/university to the Office of Graduate Studies.  

    Additional Materials by Program:

    • Master's in English
      • Writing sample
      • Three (3) letters of recommendation
       
    • Master's in Clinical Counseling & Marriage and Family Therapy
      • Writing sample
      • Three (3) letters of recommendation
       
    • Master's in History
      • Resume
      • Three (3) letters of recommendation
      • Sample of Scholarly or Critical Writing
      • GRE score
       
    • Master's in Business Administration
      • GMAT Score
      • An essay which demonstrates the ability to write at the graduate level or a score of 4 or better on the essay portion of the GMAT
      • A detailed resume
       
    • Master's of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship
      • Contact Kelley College School of Business
       
    • Master's in Counseling and Human Development
       
    • Master's in Gifted and Talented
      • Must meet 2 of the 3 academic standards as noted in the Graduate catalog.
       
    • Master's in Reading
      • Must meet 2 of the 3 academic standards as noted in the Graduate catalog.
       
    • Master's in Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation
      • Writing Sample of Personal Goals
      • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
      • Resume
       
    • Master's in Music Education
      • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation detailing undergraduate work or professional experience.
       
    • Master's in Music Performance
      • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation detailing undergraduate work or professional experience.
      • Preliminary performance tape
       
    • Master's in Church Music
      • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation detailing undergraduate work or professional experience.
       
    • Master's in Music Theory and Composition
      • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation detailing undergraduate work or professional experience.
       
    • Master's of Religion
      • GRE score
       
    • Master's in Divinity
      • Statement of Intent
      • Logsdon Seminary Application
      • $50 Application Fee (fee is waived for current and former HSU students)
      • Academic Transcript(s) from all colleges/universities/seminaries attended
      • Church Recommendation
      • 3 Personal References for Admission
      • Interview with Seminary Official
      • International Student Application, Forms, Fees and Deposits (if applicable)
       
    • Master's in Family Ministry
      • Statement of Intent
      • Logsdon Seminary Application
      • $50 Application Fee (fee is waived for current and former HSU students)
      • Academic Transcript(s) from all colleges/universities/seminaries attended
      • Church Recommendation
      • 3 Personal References for Admission
      • Interview with Seminary Official
      • International Student Application, Forms, Fees and Deposits (if applicable)
       
    • Master's in Environmental Management
      • Application
      • Application Fee
      • Official Transcripts from universities attended
      • Writing Sample/ Personal Essay concerning applicants reason for applying to the ENVM program
       
    • Master's in Nursing
      • Application
      • Application Fee
      • Official Transcript from universities attended
      • GRE Test Score (850 minimum, combined verbal and quantitative scores)
       
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy
      • The following forms are available at this link.
        • Department of Physical Therapy Application
        • Prerequisite Evaluation Chart
        • Form A – Confirmation of Knowledge
        • Form B – Volunteer/Employment Form
         
      • Additionally, please include:
        • All College/University transcript(s) sent directly to the Department of Physical Therapy from all colleges attended
        • GRE Scores
        • Personal resume
        • $50 Application Fee (if you are not a Hardin-Simmons University degree-seeking undergraduate student)
         
      • Please send all documents to
        Director of Admissions
        Department of Physical Therapy
        HSU Box 16065
        Abilene, TX 79698
      • Should you have any questions, please contact the Physical Therapy Department directly at 888-820-0218 or ptoffice@hsutx.edu.
       
    • Doctorate (Ed.) in Leadership
      • Visit their website by clicking here.
       

    Certificate Programs Checklist:

    • Gifted and Talented Supplemental Certificate
      • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or University. Must meet two of the three academic standards as listed…
        • GPA of 3.00 in all upper-level course work (junior and senior level courses) OR overall undergraduate GPA of 2.70.
        • GPA of 3.00 in all undergraduate course work appropriate to the intended field of study.
        • GRE score at or above the 50th percentile on the verbal sub-test.
         
       
    • Master Reading Teacher Certificate
      • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or University. Must meet two of the three academic standards as listed…
        • GPA of 3.00 in all upper-level course work (junior and senior level courses) OR overall undergraduate GPA of 2.70.
        • GPA of 3.00 in all undergraduate course work appropriate to the intended field of study.
        • GRE score at or above the 50th percentile on the verbal sub-test.
         
       
    • Post Master APN Certificate
      • Must have a Master of Science in nursing degree from an accredited program and an unrestricted, current Texas RN License.
       
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