Procedure for Admission

  1. Submit online application at www.bellarmine.edu/applynow 
  2. Final official transcript(s) should be mailed directly from each college or university attended 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, you must provide an official copy to be evaluated by the Bellarmine International Programs Office. Official evaluations from World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) will be accepted. The Office of Graduate Admission reserves the right to request a certified copy of the original transcript(s). Please send transcripts to:
    Bellarmine University
    Office of Graduate Admission
    2001 Newburg Road
    Louisville, KY 40205
  1. Grade point average of 3.0 or better for undergraduate work taken from a regionally accredited institution is recommended or a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Any applications that do not meet this recommendation will be reviewed individually by the admission committee.
  2. A personal statement (500-words) on the student’s career aspirations 
  3. Provide email addresses in the online form for two references. Recommendations should be from an individual who has supervised the applicant in some capacity attesting to the applicant’s potential as a graduate student (not personal recommendation), such as current/past employers, or former professors.

International Applicants

Please complete the items under Procedure for Admission and submit the following:

Language Proficiency. All students are expected to have appropriate English-language proficiency to be admitted to the university. The language proficiency is required to ensure students are adequately prepared and well positioned to succeed.

Financial Affidavit. All applicants must provide credible evidence (e.g. a bank statement, letter on bank stationary attesting to the availability of funds, etc.) of the ability to fund the cost of attending Bellarmine University for one academic year. If funds are provided by another person on behalf of the student, an affidavit must accompany the financial information.

Proof of Passport. Scan of passport ID page must show validity for 6 months post completion of the program.