Procedure for Admission

All applicants must submit the following:

  1. The online application form at: This includes a typewritten response to two essay questions and two letters of recommendation evaluating the applicant’s academic and professional potential
  2. A non-refundable application fee of $40 (not required of Bellarmine University alumni)
  3. A current résumé or curriculum vitae
  4. Final official transcript(s) from each college or university attended. You must provide information on all the colleges you have attended, regardless of degree completion. Transcripts should be mailed to the Office of Graduate Admission and not be marked “Issued to Student.” If any transcript(s) or undergraduate degree(s) is from an international institution, applicants must provide an official copy to be evaluated by the Bellarmine International Programs Office. The Office of Graduate Admission reserves the right to request a certified copy of the original transcript(s).

International Applicants

Language Proficiency: To ensure students are adequately prepared and well positioned to succeed, English-language proficiency is required of all applicants.

Financial Affidavit: All applicants must provide a financial affidavit certifying the ability to fund the cost of attending Bellarmine University for one academic year. Figures must be expressed in United States currency.