Graduate Program Application Checklist

Application to our graduate programs is easy. Just follow these simple procedures. (Excludes Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Master of Physician Assistant, and Doctorate in Leadership)

  1. Apply Online for free!
  2. Submit the required materials below that are applicable to the program for which you are applying.

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.

Submit required materials applicable to the program you are applying to. Those can be found in the “Requirements” section on the page for each graduate degree program.

These materials may be mailed to:
Hardin-Simmons University
Box 16050
Abilene, Texas 79698
OR emailed to


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 Admission for the duration of the academic year in which a student applies.