Admission

2018-19 Application Deadlines

Fall I (Priority): Wednesday, June 6
Fall I (Regular): Monday, August 6
Spring I (Priority): Monday, October 22
Spring I (Regular): Monday, November 26
Summer I (Priority): Monday, March 4
Summer I (Regular): Monday, April 15

Admission Requirements—Domestic Applicants

The university graduate and program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete.

International students have a separate application procedure that precedes the standard admission process. View international requirements below or contact the International Center.

Applicants must possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. (Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals who do not meet this criteria if competency can be shown.)

Applicants must submit:

    • Graduate application for admission
    • $45 nonrefundable application fee
    • Official transcripts from all institutions leading to and awarding the applicant’s bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and all postbaccalaureate study

      An official transcript is one that Azusa Pacific University receives unopened in an envelope sealed by the former institution and that bears the official seal of the college or university. A cumulative minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade-point average on the posted degree is required for regular admission status. Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals with a lower GPA if competency can be shown through multiple measures.

  • Application essay, three to five pages (double-spaced), addressing the following:
    • Motivation for pursuing a master’s degree in organizational psychology, including how your experiences and professional goals have influenced your decision to apply for this program.
    • Aspirations for growth as a result of the master’s in organizational psychology program. Provide an explanation of the learning outcomes you propose to accomplish during the program, as well as a discussion of your ambitions and the ways you envision the master’s in organizational psychology helping you accomplish these goals.
  • Résumé or statement of experience
  • Two letters of recommendation from those who can speak to your academic and/or professional aptitude and potential. It is our desire to admit students who have made a thoughtful decision to the commitment that is required for success in a master’s-level program.

Send official transcripts to:

Graduate and Professional Center
Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
gpadmissions@apu.edu

Interview and Writing Sample

Once the application materials have been received, potential candidates may be invited for a personal interview with a member of the Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology. This conversational meeting will allow us to further acknowledge your interests and goals in obtaining this degree. A writing assessment may be requested at this time.

What to Expect

After all admission materials have been received by the Graduate and Professional Center, the faculty or department chair reviews the applicant’s file. The applicant is notified in writing of the admission decision.

Admission Requirements—International Applicants

Azusa Pacific University is authorized under federal law by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services 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 above.

International applicants must also:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in English through a TOEFL/IELTS score that meets program-specific requirements. Refer to APU’s English Proficiency Requirements to learn more. Request that official test scores be sent to APU. All other forms of proof indicated in the English Proficiency Requirements must be submitted directly to the International Center. Applicants applying for conditional admission through the American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) must apply to both ALCI and the academic program. Read about ALCI admission requirements.
  • Provide an affidavit of financial support (PDF) and a bank statement from within the last six months proving financial ability to pay for education costs through personal, family, or sponsor resources.
  • Submit a copy of a valid passport showing biographical data, including your name, country of citizenship, date of birth, and other legal information.

International applicants send official transcripts to:

International Center
Azusa Pacific University
901 E. Alosta Ave.
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
USA
international@apu.edu

What to Expect

After the International Center receives all transcripts, a committee of department faculty reviews the applicant’s file. The applicant is then notified of the committee’s decision within approximately two weeks.

Note: This information is current for the 2018-19 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.