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Admission

Graduate Programs

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 program processes its own applications for admission, but the requirements below are baseline requirements for all applications for graduate admission.

If you have questions about the admission process or your application requirements, please contact gradadmission@butler.edu

Graduate Application Requirements

  • Butler Application
  • Official transcript from each college or university attended
    • Transcripts can be mailed directly from the issuing institution to Butler University or sent as an electronic transcript to gradadmission@butler.edu. The institution must be a regionally accredited college or university and the transcript must indicate the date the degree was conferred.
  • Personal statement (topic may vary by program)
  • ​​Additional requirements set by the particular program (see below)

PROGRAMS AND APPLICATION DEADLINES

Lacy School of Business

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Start Dates Offered
Fall, Spring

Application Deadlines
Fall semester: July 15
Spring semester: December 1

Additional Application Requirements
Two letters of recommendation; resume; official GMAT scores (minimum score required: 30th percentile)

 

Master of Professional Accounting
Start Dates Offered
Fall, Spring

Application Deadlines
Fall semester: July 31
Spring semester: November 30

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

 

Master of Science in Risk and Insurance (MSRI)
Start Dates Offered
Spring

Application Deadlines
September 5, November 1, December 1

Additional Application Requirements
Two letters of recommendation; official GMAT/GRE scores

 

College of Education

Experiential Program for Preparing Schools Principals (EPPSP)
Start Dates Offered
Spring

Application Deadlines
November 1

Additional Application Requirements
Two letters of recommendation; copy of teaching license; resume; GRE or MAT scores (required only if undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0)

 

Master of Effective Teaching and Leadership (METL)
Start Dates Offered

Summer

Application Deadlines
April 1

Additional Application Requirements
Two letters of recommendation; resume; GRE or MAT scores (only required if undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0)

 

Master of Science in School Counseling
Start Dates Offered
Fall

Application Deadlines
February 1

Additional Application Requirements
Two letters of recommendation; resume; GRE or MAT scores (required only if undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0)

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Start Dates Offered

Fall

Application Deadlines
April 15

Additional Application Requirements
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. 

 

Master of Arts in English
Start Dates Offered

Fall, Spring

Application Deadlines
February 15 and September 15

Additional Application Requirements
Two letters of recommendation, sample critical essay; resume. 

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Start Dates Offered
Fall

Application Deadlines
Applications are accepted until start of fall semester classes.

Additional Application Requirements
Three letters of recommendation; resume; GRE scores 

 

Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies
Start Dates Offered
Summer

Application Deadlines
Complete the CASPA by August 1

Additional Application Requirements
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 PAadmission@butler.edu.

Jordan College of the Arts

Master of Music
With concentrations in Composition, Conducting/Choral Track, Conducting/Instrumental Track, Music Education (non-thesis), Music Education (thesis), Performance, Piano Pedagogy, or Master of Music Degree with a Double Major

Start Dates Offered
Spring

Application Deadlines
January 1 (Graduate Assistantship applications are also due January 1)

Additional Application Requirements
Three letters of recommendation; resume; JCA Music Application; Audition

 

Master of Arts in Musicology
Start Dates Offered

Spring

Application Deadlines
January 1 (Graduate Assistantship applications are also due January 1)

Additional Application Requirements
Three letters of recommendation; resume; JCA Music Application; Interview; GRE