• Application Process

    (Excludes Logsdon Seminary, Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Doctorate in Leadership)

    1. FREE Apply Online  
    2. Submit required materials applicable to the program you are applying to.
      These materials may be mailed to:
      Hardin-Simmons University
      Box 16210
      Abilene, Texas 79698
      OR emailed to gradoff@hsutx.edu

    Application Materials

    Materials submitted for application are confidential. Students should not request copies of transcripts, test scores, or letters of recommendation from the Office of Graduate Studies or the Office of the Registrar. Requests for these documents should be directed to the university, person, or testing agency from which the document originated.


    Admission to Graduate Study requires a completed bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The degree must contain a minimum of 42 advanced semester hours (courses designed for juniors and seniors). Hours given for life experience may not be counted toward the 42 hour requirement. Students presenting degrees with less than 42 advanced hours must satisfy all other entrance requirements and complete sufficient undergraduate upper level hours before they may be admitted.

    Each student must 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.

    Criminal Record / Activity

    Previous criminal activity may influence admission to the University. The application requests information about past criminal activity. The effect of such past activity depends on its nature and the program. The University may refuse continued admission or terminate admission for students who become involved in criminal activity while at HSU. Misrepresenting past or present criminal activity may result in immediate termination from the University.

    Time Limit for Application

    Application materials and credentials will be retained by the Office of Graduate Studies for one year past the semester for which the application is made.

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