Admissions & Aid

Advancing your education at Regent University is a choice you can be confident in. If questions arise regarding the admissions process, please call the School of Education Admissions Office at 888.713.1595 or email Below, you’ll find an overview of the graduate School of Education admissions process, as well as scholarships and aid available to education students.

Admissions Events

Attending a Regent admissions event can be one of the smartest things you’ll do as you plan to pursue your degree. Our on-campus and online events will help clarify your goals and calling while answering your questions about more practical issues like the admissions process and financial aid.


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 (spring, summer or fall) 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).


  • 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.

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.

Master of Education

Educational Specialist

Doctor of Education

Doctor of Philosophy


Professional Learning

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

Evaluation of Transfer Credits

Transfer credits are evaluated on an individual basis but cannot constitute more than 25 percent of a student’s complete degree plan. Course credits that previously applied to one degree cannot be used again for a different degree program. An evaluation of possible transfer credits will take place once you have been admitted to the 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 more information, please visit our International Students Admissions page.

Financial Aid

The School of Education offers a variety of aid that makes our affordable degree options even more accessible. We are ready to assist you with financing your graduate program with opportunities from school-based scholarships and grants to federal and state aid designed specifically for educators. Most graduate school financial aid resources focus on academic merit providing scholarship options for graduate students. Other scholarship programs, grants and discounts are associated with military service, corporate sponsors and church match partnerships. In addition to university-wide financial aid opportunities, you may be eligible for the following school-specific scholarships and federal and state aid options.

Note: School-based awards cannot exceed the cost of tuition. We are unable to assist with living expenses with our financial aid funding.

Practicing Christian School educators entering the Christian School concentration of the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction as well as the M.Ed. in Christian School Administration are eligible for a 25 percent tuition discount. The following parameters apply.

  • Accepted student must be a current Christian School educator
  • Verification is to be documented on an official letter on the school’s letterhead from an authorized official of the Christian school (i.e. Head of School, Director, Business Manager, HR Official, etc.)
  • This scholarship cannot be combined with any other school-based scholarship or Corporate Partner’s scholarship, with the exception of the Church Matching program.

Value: Up to $3,000 per year off tuition

Description: The Dean’s Scholarship, based on merit, is awarded by the admissions committee to master’s admitted students. To apply, indicate on the application that you are interested in financial aid. The following items are required for consideration:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • ETS Criterion Writing Score of 5 or higher

This scholarship/discount may not be combined with other school-based or university-based aid with the exception of the church-matching grant. You must enroll with a full-time status to receive the total award. Otherwise, the award will be prorated. Less than half-time enrollment will pay $0.

Value: 50% off tuition

Description: Applicants interested in competing for the Emerging Leader scholarship should submit a completed application and all supporting documents by the required 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 and apply.

This scholarship/discount may not be combined with other school-based or university-based aid with the exception of the church-matching grant.

Value: Full scholarship and stipend

Description: The Selig Fellowship Program affords promising Ed.S. and doctoral students the opportunity to work with outstanding faculty supervisors in an attempt to strengthen the fellow’s development as a scholar while supporting the research agenda of supervisors.

  • One Selig Fellowship is given each year.
  • The Selig Fellow must be local or willing to move to Virginia Beach to pursue the program and take advantage of the fellowship.
  • Returning Regent post-master’s students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher for their entire Regent Ed.S. or doctoral program in order to be considered for a fellowship.
  • New students must be accepted into the School of Education Ed.S. or doctoral program prior to submitting the fellowship application in order to be considered.
  • Prospective students must be accepted into the School of Education Ed.S. or doctoral program prior to submitting the fellowship application in order to be considered.
  • Selig fellows will receive a yearly stipend and will be paid hourly over the 12-month commitment along with a 100% tuition scholarship. The scholarship portion of each fellowship will cover three semesters (from the summer of one year through the spring of the following year). Fellows will be responsible for all other student-related fees (e.g., technology, student services, parking and textbooks). Note: Selig Fellowship specifics are subject to change based on budget approval.
  • Specific work schedule and assignments must be approved by the Dean and faculty supervisors. Duties generally will focus on scholarly activities such as research, and faculty, special project and office support. Attendance at select meetings and university chapel is encouraged.
  • Fellows must earn a minimum 3.5 GPA every term and be in good standing with all of the university policies and procedures (e.g., code of conduct and library policies).
  • Renewal of fellowships for subsequent years is not automatic. Application procedures, deadlines and awards are subject to change each year.

Interested applicants must complete and submit the fellowship application by May 1. The Selig Fellowship award is based upon a selection process conducted by the doctoral fellowship committee. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Kenyetta Veal at or 757.352.4873.

Value: Varies

Description: Troops to Teachers (TTT) provides referral assistance and placement services to military personnel interested in beginning a second career in public education as a teacher. The TTT DANTES-managed DoD program office will help applicants identify teacher certification requirements, programs leading to certification and employment opportunities. Programs eligible for TTT funding include: Career Switcher, Elementary Education and Special Education. Find out more.

Additional Federal & State Aid Options:

Value: 25% tuition discount

Description: Regent University’s Graduate School of Education (SOE) is providing a 25 percent tuition discount to any Virginia Wesleyan College (VWC) education graduate who applies and is accepted to one of the following programs.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Individuals must apply and be accepted into the SOE and comply with all standards of conduct of students at Regent.
  • Applicants that graduated from VWC more than three years from their application date are required to submit a Miller Analogy Test (MAT) score – not older than one year.
  • SOE applicants must have graduated from VWC with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • The discount is applied to tuition only. The SOE applicant is responsible for any and all related fees, textbooks and any other university related charges.
  • In order to continue receiving the tuition discount, recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher and have no holds on their student account at the beginning of each semester.

Fill out the application.

Course Schedule

The School of Education current semester schedule is available from the link below. Because we have multiple cohorts for many of our programs, please check the schedule carefully to be sure you know the correct section number before you register. Once you have the course and section number, you may register online through GENISYS, Regent’s general student information system. If you are a Professional Learning for Graduate Credit student, click here for more information about our Professional Learning course offerings. Course descriptions are available in the University catalog.

Fall 2017
• Registration Begins: March 13
• Semester Start/Payment Deadline: August 21 (full semester & session A); October 23 (Session B)
Course Schedule

Spring 2018
• Registration Begins: October 23
• Semester Start/Payment Deadline: January 16 (full semester & Session C); March 19 (Session D)
Course Schedule