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Graduate Application Process

Butler University offers 20 master's degree programs in five colleges and the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program from our College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Our graduate programs, in the Andre B. Lacy School of Business, College of Education, Jordan College of the Arts, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, provide the highest quality of liberal and professional education. 

To submit a graduate application, you need to have previously completed a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university and be seeking an advanced degree. Each college processes its own applications for admission, but this section of the site includes information about application requirements. If you have questions, please contact gradadmission@butler.edu

 

Graduate Application Requirements

  • Application for Graduate Admission
  • Official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Personal statement (topic may vary by program)
  • ​Additional requirements set by the particular program:

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

Two letters of recommendation; resume; official GMAT scores (minimum score required: 30th percentile). Learn more. 

Master of Science in Risk and Insurance (MSRI)

Two letters of recommendation;official GMAT/GRE scores. Learn more. 

Master of Professional Accounting

Two letters of recommendation; resume; official GMAT scores (not required if undergraduate degree is from Butler; minimum score required: 30th percentile). Learn more. 

Master of Arts in English

Two letters of recommendation or sample critical essay; resume. Learn more. 

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFA)

Two letters of recommendation; resume; writing sample (prose or poetry). Please indicate on your Personal Statement which genre you are applying:  Fiction, Creative non-fiction or Poetry. Learn more.

MS in Education: Effective Teaching and Leadership Program (METL)

Two letters of recommendation; resume; GRE scores (only required if undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0). Learn more.

Master of Science in School Counseling

Two letters of recommendation; resume; GRE (required only if undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0). Learn more.

MS in Education: Education Administration-Experiential Program Principals (EPPSP)

Two letters of recommendation; copy of teaching license; resume; GRE (required only if undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0. Learn more.

Master of Music

Three letters of recommendation; resume; JCA Music Application; Audition; GRE (only required for Music History). Learn more.

Master of Arts in Musicology

Three letters of recommendation; resume; JCA Music Application; Interview; GRE (only required for Music History). Learn more.

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Three letters of recommendation; resume; GRE scores; TOEFL or IELTS scores and I-20 form for International students. Learn more.

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Students applying to the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program need to apply directly to the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) at www.caspaonline.org. Students applying through CASPA are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). If you have questions about this program, please contact PAadmissions@butler.edu. Learn more.