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Admission Requirements—Domestic Applicants

University graduate and program admission requirements must be met before an application is complete. (See Graduate Admission to the University.)

International students have a separate application procedure that precedes the admission process. Please see below, contact the International Center at +1-626-812-3055, or email IC.

  1. Completed Application for Graduate Admission
  2. Use the following program code when applying: PHED03
  3. A $45 nonrefundable application fee
  4. Official transcripts from all institutions leading to, and awarding, the applicant's baccalaureate degree and all post-baccalaureate study (To be considered official, a transcript must be mailed directly from the Office of the Registrar of the institution attended to the Graduate and Professional Center at Azusa Pacific University. Students' sealed copies will not be considered official.)
  5. A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  6. A minimum baccalaureate or master's grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  7. Three recommendation forms submitted by professors or employers who have current knowledge of applicant’s academic ability and potential
  8. Letter to the dean describing educational goals as well as short- and long-term professional goals
  9. Résumé or Statement of Experience
  10. Certificate of Clearance or valid Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) document

All materials should be sent to:
Graduate and Professional Center: Admissions
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000

Located at:
568 E. Foothill Blvd.
Azusa, CA 91702
(626) 815-4570
Fax: (626) 815-4545

Admission Requirements—International Applicants

Azusa Pacific University is authorized under federal law by the U.S. CIS and the U.S. Department of State to enroll nonimmigrant, alien undergraduate and graduate students. APU issues and administers both the I-20 and DS 2019 (F-1 and J-1 status documents respectively).

To apply for a graduate program at APU, the following requirements must be fulfilled in addition to meeting the domestic applicant and program-specific admission requirements specified by the program.

International applicants must:

International applicants must also submit:

Submit all materials to:

International Center
Azusa Pacific University
901 E. Alosta Ave.
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Fax: +1-626-815-3801
Email IC

What to Expect

After the International Center receives all admission materials, a committee of department faculty review the applicant’s file. The applicant is then notified of the committee’s decision.

Note: This information is current for the 2013–14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.