Admission

Visit BYU Graduate Studies Website to apply.

Bachelors Degree - U.S. and Canadian Students

Students must have or be about to receive a bachelors degree from an accredited institution in the United States or Canada. Students must upload an unofficial transcript or academic record for each institution attended (even if you didn't receive a degree) in the Educational Background section of the online application. These scanned copies must be uploaded BEFORE you submit the application. Make sure your name appears on the transcript/record.

  • Current and former BYU students should upload a PDF copy of their transcripts, which can be accessed on MyBYU by clicking on 'view grades' and selecting Progress Report.

Bachelors Degree - International Students

Applicants with international degrees and transcripts should upload a scanned copy of their completed IERF credential evaluation report.Non-legible scans will not be accepted. Be sure to start the IERF credential evaluation 8 - 10 weeks before your admission deadline.

  • Send official transcripts, mark sheets, diplomas, and graduation certificates to IERF for a credential evaluation.
  • This report will provide us with information that includes your degree equivalency, GPA, and coursework.
  • Documents should also include English translations.

They must also pass the IELTS exam (with a minimum score of 7.0 total and minimum of 6.0 in each module), TOEFL Computer-Based Exam (with a score of 237 or better), TOEFL Paper-Based Exam (with a score of 580 or better), or the TOEFL iBT Exam (with a minimum total of 85, 22 in Speaking, and 21 in Listening, Reading, and Writing). In addition, they must have financial clearance from the University.

Grade Point Average

To be considered for regular admission, prospective masters students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and prospective doctoral students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher. Students with GPAs lower than these values may be admitted on a provisional basis if approved by the department graduate committee.

Required Tests

GRE

International Applicants:

TOEFL - score of 580 (paper-based).

TOEFL iBT -  85 (22 speaking and 21 in Listening, Reading and Writing).

For more info, see BYU's Graduate Studies Website

Standards of Personal Conduct

Students must agree to maintain university standards of personal conduct. They can be found here.

Application Fees and Deadlines

Currently, there is a fee of $50 in applying to BYU's Graduate Programs. On-line applications are required. Students must submit a complete application with the appropriate fee to the Office of Graduate Studies (FPH) by the following deadlines:

Starting Semester US/International Students
Fall Semester (September) February 15
Winter Semester (January) September 05
Spring Term (April) February 05
Summer Term (June) February 05