Graduate Admission


Whether you're a young professional or have years of experience, a graduate degree can be the spark to ignite the career growth you need.

Kathy Spangler

"After serving more than 26 years in the U.S. Army as a nurse, this DNP has enhanced my ability to navigate the complex medical system. I refer to the knowledge, skills, and attributes I attained at Bellarmine through the DNP program on a daily basis." –Kathy Spangler, alumna

When you pursue a graduate or second-degree at Bellarmine, you will:

  • set yourself apart with a prestigious degree at an affordable price,
  • work closely with faculty and advisors to achieve your professional goals,
  • make lifelong connections with classmates,
  • learn from professors who are experts in their fields,
  • become part of an elite network of Bellarmine alumni throughout the region.  

Diversity Statement

Bellarmine University is committed to core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and embraces these values in Undergraduate and Graduate Admission practices working collaboratively with university faculty and administration. Committed to continuous improvement in the recruitment and enrollment of diverse populations, the Offices of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions regularly review and revise our policies, practices, and procedures in conjunction with the appropriate department to promote diverse undergraduate and graduate student bodies.

Admissions Requirements and Deadlines

The priority application deadlines and materials vary by program. In general, you'll need a completed application form, official transcript(s) from your previous college or university, your resume, and letters of recommendation. Some programs require a GRE or GMAT score. 

For more information, please visit the page associated with the program of interest below, call 502.272.7200 or email your questions to

Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition and Fees

There are no fees for application submitted through Bellarmine’s application portal. Application fees vary if the program requires an application the the Centralized Application Service. Tuition is set on an annual basis and varies by program. The tuition and fees charged at Bellarmine cover the cost of both instruction and supporting services.

Tuition and Fees

Transcript Review

We can provide fast feedback about your transcript(s) and pre-requisite coursework. Simply complete the form below by attaching unofficial copies of your transcript(s).

Graduate Degrees at Bellarmine

Bellarmine offers a wide variety of graduate degrees across four broad disciplines: Healthcare, Education, Business/Professional and Career Change. Our Healthcare programs are renowned regionally and Bellarmine graduates in physical therapy, nursing, health sciences, health professions education and more are highly sought after by local health care employers. Similarly, graduates of our Education programs are in demand at local and regional schools from kindergarten through higher education. Our Business and Professional programs are your pathway to great jobs in Louisville's vibrant business and professional communities. We also offer programs for professionals looking to change careers. We invite you to explore our graduate degrees by expanding the menus below. 





Business and Professional

Business and Professional

Career Change

Career Change

Accelerated Master's Degree Programs
(early-entry graduate programs)

Undergraduate students may elect to pursue a 5-year degree program leading to a bachelor's and master's degree in select graduate programs where an early-entry option is available. That means you can go from high school to master's degree in just five years. Interested undergraduate students should begin working with a graduate program advisor after earning at least 45 credit hours inclusive of 12 credits in their declared undergraduate major.

Office of Graduate Admission

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Our Office of Graduate Admission is here to help. We would love to help you on your graduate school journey. We've got the answers to all of your questions about the admission process, individual programs, financial aid and more. Please note that the Office of Graduate Admissions is currently working remotely due to COVID-19. However, you can continue to reach us via phone, email, or virtual appointment to discuss your program of interest further. To ask a question or make a virtual appointment, please contact us today.  


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Business and Professional
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Contact Information

  • Centro: McGowan Hall, Ground Floor
  • Louisville, KY 40205
  • Phone: (502) 272-7200 or (800) 274-4723
  • Office of Graduate Admission
  • Email: