Admission Information

University Minimum Requirements for Graduate Admission

  • Application - Submit an application by program deadline

  • $50 non-refundable application fee

  • Honor Code Commitment and Ecclesiastical Endorsement

LDS applicants need an ecclesiastical endorsement interview with a bishop and a stake president.

 

Non LDS applicants need an ecclesiastical endorsement from their local religious leader and a phone interview with the BYU Chaplain.

 

Continuing and currently enrolled BYU students applying for graduate school must also obtain a new endorsement.  All applicants are encouraged to complete the Ecclesiastical Endorsement process well in advance of their respective graduate program application deadlines to prevent possible delays in being considered for admission.

 

Start this process at http://endorse.byu.edu.

 

*Note: Full time BYU employees applying for a graduate program must also obtain the admissions endorsement which includes a bishop and stake president interview and must also initiate this process through http://endorse.byu.edu

 

In the endorsement system (endorse.byu.edu)

  1. Click on 'Student' then ‘Applicant’.  (Continuing/currently enrolled BYU students applying for graduate school must use ‘Applicant’.  DO NOT select 'Continuing/Currently Enrolled’).   
  2. You will be prompted to enter your BYU Net ID (or create one here before continuing)
  3. Read and commit to the University Honor Code and proceed to indicating your religious affiliation.
  4. The site will then guide you on the next steps to obtaining an endorsement interview.

**Non-LDS applicants in China should contact Graduate Admissions at (801) 422-7367 or by email at intl@byu.edu for interview assistance.

  • (International applicants) Take the TOEFL or IELTS English Proficiency Exam and meet university minimums. Please note that some departments may have higher requirements.

  • Receive at least a 3.0 grade-point average in the cumulative undergraduate GPA from a regionally accredited university in the United States, or a comprehensive grade-point average of 3.0 from an equivalent university outside the United States. GPAs from international institutions will be calculated by a credential-evaluation service as noted below.

    • The following accrediting organizations in the United States are acceptable:

      • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

      • New England Association of Schools and Collegees

      • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

      • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

      • Western Association of Schools and Colleges

      • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

  • Evidence of Bachelor’s Degree and Transcripts

 

PRE-ADMISSION TRANSCRIPT SUBMISSION

All applicants, both domestic and international, are required to upload ‘UNOFFICIAL’ transcripts for all institutions attended, at the time of application.

·         If BYU-Provo was the LAST institution attended, you must either:

1.     Upload a copy of your ‘BYU Progress Report’ which lists all other institutions previously attended and/or;

2.     Separately upload ‘UNOFFICIAL’ transcripts for all other institutions previously attended that are NOT listed on your ‘BYU Progress Report’

·         For all institutions, whether listed in your progress report or uploaded separately, please make sure that each institution name is listed in a separate institution name field in the educational background section of the online application. 

·         Applicants can access their ‘BYU Progress Report’ through their BYU student account at MyBYU/Campus Links/School/AIM and select ‘Grades’.

International applicants are NOT required to submit ‘OFFICIAL’ transcripts at the time of application but MUST upload Official English translations for all native language document submissions.

 

Final Degree GPA

Applicants receiving their degree in the U.S. should enter their final degree GPA. Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States should enter a self-reported final degree GPA. Information on calculating an international GPA can be found here.

 

Department Admission Requirements:

  • Application Deadline – The deadline to apply is program specific.  Please click here to see deadlines by programs. Please complete and submit the application, as well as all supplemental materials by this date. We encourage applicants to apply 2 weeks before the deadline to allow enough time for processing.

  • Test scores – Take the required tests for your program. Test scores must be submitted to BYU's institution code (R-4019 for TOEFL and GRE tests by ETS) to be considered official. Unofficial test scores may prevent your application from being considered. Check with your program of interest here to see what test they require, as well as what types of tests they will accept for admission.

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation - Request online letters of recommendation from three professors or professionals. They should know you and be able to evaluate your potential as a graduate student at BYU. Letters are sent electronically through the application. You will need the recommenders' names and e-mail addresses.

  • Statement of Intent – Department websites may have specific instructions on what they require.

  • Résumé. Check the Résumé section of the application to see if your program requires a résumé.

  • Complete any additional application materials that may be required by your department. This may include writing samples, research papers, art slides, audition tapes, interviews, etc. For specific requirements, contact the department.

Application Instructions

Net ID Instructions

 

Current BYU student or previous applicants should be prepared to enter their current BYU Net ID in the Personal Information section of the application. You may already have a Net ID if you have previously applied to or attended BYU. If you do not have a BYU Net ID, you must create one before you save the Personal Information section. The BYU Net ID will help you to check the status of your application, register for classes, pay tuition, check your grades, change your address, and perform a number of other functions dealing with personal information. Please memorize your Net ID and password.

 

PLEASE DO NOT create a duplicate Net ID as it will significantly delay your application processing. Call 801 422-4091, if you do not remember your Net ID.

 

Application Username
The application username is used to login to your online graduate admission application, view the decision letter, and indicate your intent to enroll. It is not the same as your BYU Net ID.

Application Fee
All applicants must pay the non-refundable $50 application fee by credit card. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express cards are accepted and processed using a secure online payment system as one of the final steps of submission.

Current BYU Undergraduate Students
All current BYU undergraduate students must apply for graduation  prior to submitting their application for graduate school at BYU. Students in Integrated programs do NOT apply for graduation until both degrees are complete.

 

General Information
Click the create account button to start a new application. You can return to work on your application as many times as needed until you submit. You can only submit your application once. Please note: to meet application deadlines, your application must be submitted by 9:59 pm MST. To update any information after submission, you must contact Graduate Studies by email at gradstudies@byu.edu or by telephone at (801) 422-4091.

 

If you need to hand deliver an application document, you may use the drop box located in the ASB, open from 7 am - 6 pm, M-F.

 

Applying to Multiple Programs
You must create a new account and complete a separate online application for each program to which you wish to apply.

Check Your Application Status
Check your application status 2 business days after submission by logging into MyBYU and using your Net ID

 

International Student Visa Information (after admission)

  1. Send bank statements and, if necessary, the Affidavit of Support. Proper documentation, such as bank statements, tax forms, etc. must accompany these forms to verify any finances declared.

  2. Submit evidence of current visa or immigration status for self and/or dependents. You may present the original documents or submit certified copies of these documents to Graduate Studies.

 

Office Hours

Mon-Fri 8 am - 5 pm

Closed: Tue, Thur 11 am -12 pm 

 

Please call (801) 422-4091 in advance to schedule appointments with specific office employees

 

Drop Box: ASB Information Desk, Monday – Friday, 7 am – 6 pm

 

Click Here for more contact information

Statement of Nondiscrimination

As an educational institution sponsored by and affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ("Church"), Brigham Young University gives preference to applicants for admission who are members of the Church in good standing however, the university does not unlawfully discriminate against applicants for admission based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status, who (1) meet the admission requirements, (2) agree to abide by the Church Educational System Honor Code, including the Dress and Grooming Standards, and (3) are otherwise qualified based upon available space. In compliance with applicable disability laws, the application for admission does not inquire about applicants' disabilities. In the admission process, applicants do not receive additional consideration, nor are they penalized for having a disability. Contact the University Accessibility Center (UAC) located in 1520 WSC (422-2767) for questions or concerns relating to disabilities.

 

Inquiries regarding this statement and/or its application may be directed to the Equal Opportunity Office at (801) 422-5895 during office hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays). Inquiries regarding sex discrimination and sexual misconduct may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at (801) 422-2130 during office hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays). Individuals may also contact the university’s 24-hour hotline at 1-888-238-1062 or visit  http://www.ethicspoint.com.