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Graduate Admission Procedures

To start a graduate application, you need to have previously completed a bachelor's degree and be seeking an advanced degree. Items labeled in red are required fields and must be completed to move on to the next section of the application. Your information will be saved so that you can log in and out of the application until you are ready to submit it. When you are satisfied that your application for admission is complete and accurate, select 'Submit Application' on the menu at the left. Once you submit your application you cannot make changes to it online.

We look forward to evaluating your completed application to Butler University. Please read the following instructions carefully before completing the online application.

You are responsible for presenting your accomplishments. You are your own best advocate, so please be specific and complete. Applications will not be processed until all documentation is received. The university will not accept photo or faxed copies of any official documents required as part of the application process. To be considered for Graduate admission, please submit the following items for evaluation:

  • Official transcript from each college or university attended, mailed directly from the issuing institution. The institution must be a regionally accredited college or university and the transcript must indicate the date the bachelors' degree was conferred.
  • Personal statement (see program website for specific topic)
  • Official test scores (if required by program)
  • Additional requirements set by the particular program

For more information on the requirements for a specific graduate program:

Program Phone Website
MBA (317) 940-9221 www.butler.edu/mba
MPA (317) 940-9221 www.butler.edu/master-accounting
MFA Creative Writing (317) 940-9803 www.butler.edu/english
Educational Administration (317) 940-9501 www.butler.edu/educational-administration
Effective Teaching and Leadership (317) 940-9501 www.butler.edu/teaching-leadership
English (317) 940-9865 www.butler.edu/english
History (317) 940-9230 www.butler.edu/history
Music (317) 940-9656 www.butler.edu/music
Pharmaceutical Sciences (317) 940-9451 www.butler.edu/cophs
School Counseling (317) 940-9501 www.butler.edu/school-counseling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application for Graduate Admission - Non-degree

We look forward to evaluating your completed application to Butler University. Please read the following instructions carefully before completing the online application.

Items labeled in red are required fields and must be completed to move on to the next section of the application. Your information will be saved so that you can log in and out of the application until you are ready to submit it. When you are satisfied that your application for admission is complete and accurate, select 'Submit Application' on the menu at the left. Once you submit your application you cannot make changes to it online.

To be considered for Non-Degree Graduate admission, please submit the following items for evaluation:

  • Official transcript from each college or university attended, mailed directly from the issuing institution. The institution must be a regionally accredited college or university and the transcript must indicate the date the bachelors' degree was conferred. International students must hold a degree from an institution recognized by the government or educational ministry within the country.
    • If you are applying as a non-degree graduate, the sections labeled Personal, Application, Academic Background (If you are a Butler Graduate, you do not have to request a copy of your transcript) are the only sections you will need to fill out.
  • Additional requirements are needed for License Mental Health Counselor Certificate (LMHC) and Alternative Special Education Program including:
    • LMHC: Two letters of recommendation (non Butler graduates), graduate transcripts, a resume, and a personal statement addressing how you will continue to infuse the College of Education's Core Values
    • Alternative Special Education Program: Two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and all official college transcripts

Click here to view our printed forms.

For more information on the requirements for a specific program:

Program Phone Website
College Of Business (317) 940-9221 www.butler.edu/cob
College of Education (317) 940-9501 www.butler.edu/coe
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (317) 940-9451 www.butler.edu/cophs
English Department (317) 940-9865 www.butler.edu/english
History Department (317) 940-9230 www.butler.edu/history
Jordan College of Fine Arts (317) 940-9656 www.butler.edu/music