Application Instructions | Graduate

North Greenville Universityís graduate school takes seriously its call to educate professionals.  We strive to provide a Christ-centered environment that will develop depth of understanding in content areas while establishing strong character.  Each program is developed to meet the specific needs of the studentís professional career. 

Please find your degree of interest below to see the specific admission requirements.  At the bottom of the page you will find the printable documents required for admission to the school as stated under the degree of choice. Please email questions to Graduate Admissions

  • The self-reflective essay, which is required for all masterís level programs, is a writing sample designed to help us get to know you.  It is your story, and should tell why you want to pursue a degree at NGUís graduate school.  The required length is 500 words.  This document can be mailed with your application or you may submit it electronically to our office.
  • Each program requires three reference forms.  Please obtain these printable forms from the links below.  Please complete Part I of each form and deliver it to your reference for them to complete Parts II and III.  Please be sure they understand we need their signature and contact information in Part III for the form to be complete. These forms are preferable to formal reference letters. 
  • Official transcripts are required for each program.  The Official Transcript form is also attainable from the links at the bottom of the page.  

Please submit all items to the Graduate School.  Please note each program has its own specific term dates and schedule. Deadline for application is two weeks prior to the start of any program term for masterís level programs.  Please see the program of interest Academic Calendar for the dates the terms will begin.

The Doctor of Ministry application deadline is August 31 for fall and January 31 for spring.  The application for the DMin can be found here. For additional information, please contact Tawana Scott, Dean of Graduate Academic Services, tel. 864.877.1598.

Congratulations on your decision to apply for your Master's program at North Greenville University.  We thank you for choosing us.  Please read the following instructions and download the Application material at the bottom of the page.

Master of Business Administration

Applicants for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program should submit their application with the following enclosures:

1.  2 Professional References

2.  1 Personal Reference

3.  All Official Transcripts (Download the Official Transcript Request Form below)

4.  A Self Reflective Essay of 500 words 

5.  A Check for $30 towards Application Fee 

Master of Christian Ministry

Applicants for the Master of Christian Ministries (MCM) program should submit their application with the following enclosures:

1.  1 Professional / Employer Reference

2.  1 Minister Reference

3.  1 Personal Reference

4.  All Official Transcripts (Download the Official Transcript Request Form below)

5.  A Self Reflective Essay of 500 words 

6.  A Check for $30 towards Application Fee

Master of Education

Applicants for the Master of Education (M.Ed.) program should submit their application with the following enclosures:

1.  2 Professional References

2.  1 Personal Reference

3.  All Official Transcripts (Download the Official Transcript Request Form below)

4.  A Self Reflective Essay of 500 words

5.  Copy of Teacher's Certificate 

6.  A Check for $30 towards Application Fee

*Evidence of Teacher Candidate Quality 2013-2014

Master of Arts in Teaching

Applicants for the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program should submit their application with the following enclosures:

1.  2 Professional References

2.  1 Personal Reference

3.  All Official Transcripts (Download the Official Transcript Request Form below)

4.  A Self Reflective Essay of 500 words

5.  A Check for $30 towards Application Fee

6.  For status requirements for certification, please go to the following link:  mat-home.php

*Evidence of Teacher Candidate Quality 2013-2014

Master of Music Education

Applicants for the Master of Music Education (M.M.E.) program should submit their application with the following enclosures:

1.  2 professional reference forms from individuals who have knowledge of the applicant's capabilities/professional musical experience

2.  1 personal reference form

3.  All Official Transcripts (Download the Official Transcript Request Form below).  A 2.75 GPA in the undergraduate degree is required

4.  A Self Reflective Essay of 500 words relating the applicant's personal goals to music education


5.  A professional resume


6.  Complete the diagnostic tests in Music Theory and Music History

7.  Have an interview with the Program Director and members of the Graduate Music Council in person, or by phone, email or Skype

8.  Provide a copy of a valid South Carolina teaching certificate or an out-of-state equivalent (or evidence of prior certification)

9.  A check for $30 towards Application Fee

Summary of Research and Professional Tools for Online M.M.E Degree

Technology Competency Certification Document 

General Graduate Application Procedures

Please download, print and complete the following application material, and mail them to us along with a check for $30 to:

Graduate Admissions
T. Walter Brashier Graduate School
North Greenville University
700 N. Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC  29607
United States of America

Download the files here

1.  Application for Admission

2.  Employer / Professional Reference Form

3.  Personal Reference Form

4.  Minister Reference Form

5.  College Transcript Request Form

*If additional testing is required, you will be notified.

Applying Online

Students may submit the above required information and process their application online at http://gradapplication.ngu.edu. (The application fee can be paid online when submitting the form.)

Additional Information for International Students

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