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)
- Click on 'Student' then ‘Applicant’. (Continuing/currently enrolled BYU students applying for graduate school must use ‘Applicant’. DO NOT select 'Continuing/Currently Enrolled’).
- You will be prompted to enter your BYU Net ID (or create one here before continuing)
- Read and commit to the University Honor Code and proceed to indicating your religious affiliation.
- 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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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.
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.