We make it easy to progress through the admission process. Our recruitment counselors will work with you each step of the way, coordinating the application and registration processes for you.
The M.A. in Leadership and Organizational Studies program works on a rolling admission basis, and classes begin in the fall and spring when 18–24 students have enrolled, forming a cohort that will complete the program as a group. The first step is to contact an APS enrollment counselor at (626) 815-5301 and/or attend an information meeting. The sooner you submit your admissions materials, the sooner you can begin your program.
The program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete. In all cases, save copies of the documents you submit.
Applicants must have:
- A bachelor’s degree
A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- A minimum 3.0 GPA
A minimum baccalaureate (undergraduate) grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals who do not meet this criterion if competency can be shown. See the APS Admissions Policies page for details.)
- Academic and collegiate-level English skills
This program is not recommended for students who lack proficiency in basic academic skills, especially collegiate-level English communication skills.
Applicants must submit:
- An APS Application for Admission (Apply Online | Download PDF)
- A $45 nonrefundable application fee
- A letter of intent
A typewritten letter of intent describing personal and professional goals.
- A reference (Download PDF)
A reference form identifying persons qualified to judge academic or professional expertise.
- A professional résumé
- Official transcript (Download PDF)
Request that your official transcript be sent to APU's School of Adult and Professional Studies for all degrees, certificates, and credentials earned prior to application to APU.
- Additional materials
You may need to submit additional admissions materials as directed by your APS admissions representative.
All aspects of the applicant's file are considered—rigor of the undergraduate curriculum, academic performance as an undergraduate student, work experience, personal references, and personal goal statement.
Submit all materials to:School of Adult and Professional Studies
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Fax: (626) 815-5417
What to Expect
Once the School of Adult and Professional Studies (APS) receives your application, application fee, and official or unofficial transcripts, your paperwork will be reviewed to determine transfer credit. Once an enrollment counselor has reviewed your application and transcripts, they will contact and notify you of your admission status. After you have been accepted, you will need to turn in the remaining documents required above. When the above requirements have been met, you will receive a letter of admission and statement of estimated accepted credits.
If you are applying for financial aid, complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online for the corresponding academic year. Request financial aid transcripts from those institutions attended within the current calendar year. This is required by the U.S. Department of Education.
Qualified prospective program students will receive information for the invitation-only registration process. Students will complete a timed writing exam, pay any outstanding fees (application and registration fee), and complete enrollment paperwork online with an enrollment counselor.
Some programs, including this one, begin as soon as enough students enroll to form a cohort. The students form a cohort and complete the program as a group. Students in cohorts need only register once for the duration of the program.