Admissions Information

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University Minimum Requirements for Admission

Every applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Submit an application by the respective graduate program application deadline
  • Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Commit to living by the University Honor Code Commitment
  • Complete an Ecclesiastical Endorsement*
  • 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. GPA's 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
  • Provide evidence of an accredited Bachelor’s Degree along with Transcripts

Additionally, international applicants must meet university english proficiency minimums. Please check with your respective department as they may require higher english proficiency scores.

*Applicants who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints need to complete an ecclesiastical endorsement interview with their local bishop and stake president. Applicants who are not members of the Church will need to complete an ecclesiastical endorsement interview with their local religious leader and a phone interview with the BYU Chaplain. Continuing and currently enrolled BYU students applying for graduate school, as well as full-time BYU employees applying for a graduate program, 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 endorse.byu.edu.