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Master's Degree Application Requirements

Application Deadlines

Fall: July 15 | Spring: December 1 | Summer: April 1

Applicants must submit all materials, as stated below, by the deadline to be considered for the appropriate term.

Note: International students wishing to apply to the on-campus MBA program may enter only in the Fall or Spring semesters and must have applications in by February 15 and June 15 respectively. For more details, please contact the Admissions Office at or 757.352.4400.

Admissions Criteria

When applying to the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Strategic Foresight, or Master of Business Administration programs, the admissions committee will review your application materials for an admissions decision. Criteria reviewed by the admissions committee include:

  • Academic achievement
  • Vision clarity and alignment with program outcomes
  • Writing quality
  • Leadership experience

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to our master's degree programs must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by a credential evaluating agency.

All application materials must be received by the deadline for the semester to which you are applying. Once you have fulfilled your application requirements, you may be contacted for an admissions interview, which is by invitation only.

Master's Application Process

1. Complete Your Online Application
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

Note: 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.

2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee
Option 1: Pay the $50 application fee online during the application process, via our Miscellaneous Payments Form, or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Option 2: Attend a Graduate School of Business & Leadership on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources, and waive your $50 application fee. RSVP Today!

3. Provide Your Official College Transcripts
Official transcripts that represent all college credits you have ever received are required, even if credits were transferred into another institution. Have Regent University obtain your official college transcripts for you. Click here to find out how. opens a pdf document

International Applicants or those who have earned college credit at non-US institutions: Submit your transcripts for third party course by course evaluation to one of the recommended agency's found here.

4. Send Your Professional Resume
Provide an updated copy of your professional resume or curriculum vitae that includes:

  • Employment history with details of responsibilities, skill sets and results
  • School, community and church leadership positions
  • Service activities in which you have been involved
  • Academic and non-academic honors and distinctions you have received

Your resume should be emailed directly to the Admissions Office at

5. Provide Your Official GMAT or GRE Test Scores (MBA Applicants Only)
Arrange to have your official GMAT or GRE test scores sent directly to Regent University.

Under certain circumstances, applicants to our MBA program may qualify for a GMAT or GRE waiver with a completed application. Consideration will be on a case-by-case basis from applicants who fall into one of the following categories.

  • The applicant has completed a graduate or professional degree (i.e., a degree beyond a four-year bachelor's degree) from an accredited college or university; or
  • The applicant has an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher from an accredited institution and a responsible progression of professional work experience evidenced by at least five years of leadership at the management or executive level.

A GMAT or GRE waiver is not automatic for any applicant.

Credentials will be evaluated and verified to ensure that they meet the minimum requirements for a waiver request when all official transcripts have arrived and a resume has been received. To determine your eligibility for a waiver, please contact the Admissions Office at

6. Write Your Admissions Essay
Your admissions essay should be emailed directly to the Admissions Office at Be sure to view our master's essay writing guidelines.

7. International Applicants
Submit your official transcripts to a third party evaluation agency for course by course evaluation (only the evaluation is required, do not send official international transcripts directly to Regent University). Submit English Language Proficiency requirements as listed here.

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Jonathan Freeland, MBA '01
VP of Marketing for COX Virginia


"The MBA program challenged me to think beyond the mechanics of business. I was able to address work-life balance and focus on core personal leadership attributes such as building and maintaining trust, clearly defining intended outcomes, and communicating a positive and productive vision for the future despite accelerating change and uncertainty in the environment."