Graduate School Admissions Process & Information

Welcome to the School of Education. We are pleased that you are planning to further your education at Regent University and want to learn about our graduate school admissions. If questions arise regarding the admissions process and how to apply to graduate school, please call the Regent University School of Education Admissions Office at 757.352.4479 or 888.713.1595, or email In addition, you may contact our staff directly with any questions as you go through our graduate school admissions and application process. We look forward to serving you!

Rolling Admissions Policy

The School of Education operates on a rolling admissions basis, which means that students may apply to graduate school at any time. We suggest that applicants apply early for their chosen semester (fall, spring or summer) in order to receive an admissions decision in a timely manner and be considered for financial assistance opportunities. Students may begin most programs in the fall, spring or summer semester (with the exception of our doctoral programs).

Emerging Leader Scholarship:
Applicants interested in competing for the Emerging Leader Scholarship should submit a completed application and all supporting documents by the below deadline dates — respective to each semester start. One Emerging Leader Scholarship awardee will be chosen each semester and will receive a 50 percent scholarship. Learn more & apply.

Fall Semester: August 1st
Spring Semester: December 1st
Summer Semester: April 1st

Note: International applicants are required to meet different deadlines for admission applications and visas than those listed for applicants from the United States.

Admissions Requirements


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required of all master’s-level applicants.
  • A master’s degree from an accredited institution is required of all CAGS, Specialist and Doctoral applicants.
  • For those pursuing licensure, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The list of acceptable regional accreditation organizations is available on the VDOE website.

Admissions requirements vary by program. You may view the requirements for your program of interest by clicking on the appropriate link below. Please review the admissions details carefully as all application materials must be received in order for an admission decision to be processed.

Note: Army active duty, reserve and National Guard members may find detailed information on the application process through GoArmyEd on our GoArmyEd Admissions Guide.

Admissions Decisions

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis; therefore, applications will be reviewed as soon as all admissions requirements have been received. Most programs provide for a fall, spring or summer start. However, please be sure to check the program format for your program of interest as some master’s programs have no summer start.

Evaluation of Transfer Credit

The Regent University School of Education limits the number of graduate credits accepted by transfer to a maximum of 25 percent of the appropriate degree program. Read our Transfer Policy.

International Applicants

In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, as an international applicant, you will need to submit supplementary admissions requirements for the graduate school admissions process. These requirements will change depending on several factors such as your citizenship or visa status. For more information, please visit our International Students Admissions page.

Notice: Regent University is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

Notice: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

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