Admission

Southeastern University is looking for students with strong Christian character and demonstrated potential for outstanding academic achievement. We are proud of our Christ-centered learning environment and welcome prospective students from all walks of life to apply.

Applying to Southeastern University is easy. Our online application guides you through each step of the process. And, you can save your progress at any time to complete later. You can start your educational journey today by clicking to here to apply!

Associate/Bachelor’s-Level Admission Requirements

  • Evidence of a high school diploma from a home schooling agency or a high school equivalency diploma earned through the General Education Development Test (GED)
  • Official high school transcripts (courses 9-12) or official GED test scores or home schooling documentation
  • A portfolio or additional documentation may be requested to evaluate the home school course work
  • ACT or SAT test scores (if applicable)
  • Personal Reference
  • Required essay
  • High school transcript
  • Official transcripts from any college/university you have attended

Master’s-Level Admission Requirements

Master of Arts in Human Services

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (official transcripts required)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official GRE and GMAT score
  • A writing sample
  • Three references:
    • Academic
    • Professional
    • Personal
  • Background check

Master of Arts in International Community Development

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (official transcripts required)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A 4 – 5 page personal statement addressing the student’s reason for seeking a graduate degree in international community development
  • Three references:
    • Academic
    • Professional
    • Personal
  • Background check

Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (official transcripts required)
  • A research writing sample
  • Academic or professional reference
  • Christian character assessment

Master of Arts (Theological Studies)

  • A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or higher in the undergraduate program. If less than a 3.0, the GPA for the last 60 hours will be calculated, and the applicant may be considered for provisional standing
  • Students must fulfill several prerequisite course requirements (see prerequisite courses above). This will be determined at the time of your transcript evaluation
  • Submit one academic or professional reference
  • Submit one Christian Character Assessment
  • Submit a writing sample of at least five pages that is indicative of your writing and research ability to interact with scholarly sources in a critical manner

Master of Business Administration

Students are accepted into the MBA program based on evidence of their aptitude and motivation for graduate business education at Southeastern University, as well as their understanding of basic business functions.  Below are the minimum basic requirements; however, admission acceptance is considered given the applicants entire application package:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Applicants with a lower GPA may be considered if GMAT or GRE scores exceed requirements.
  • A GMAT score of 470 or above, or the equivalent GRE score as determined by ETS’s GRE Comparison Tool taken within five years prior to student’s admission to the program. An expectation is that applicants will also score at or above the 25th percentile in each of the verbal and quantitative reasoning sections of the exam. Provisional requirements may apply for lower scores.
  • A sample writing assignment addressing the prompt: Why I want to pursue an MBA at Southeastern University. The essay should address how the MBA will help the student in his or her career and how he or she can integrate Christian faith into his or her profession as a manager. The paper should include the student’s full name and be 300-600 words in length.
  • Two recommendations: An academic or a professional, and a personal/character, submitted by those providing references.
  • Fulfillment of foundational knowledge requirements (see the Foundational Courses and Competencies, below). A determination of any prerequisite requirements will be made at the time of the admissions decision.

Foundational Courses and Competencies for the Online MBA

(9 credit hours – waived with appropriate undergraduate preparation)
In order to ensure student success, three foundational courses are required for students without an undergraduate degree in a business-related field. Students are also expected to be competent in Microsoft Excel prior to beginning MBA course work (Microsoft Excel Basic Certification or equivalent is the recommended minimum).

When these courses are required, admission to the online MBA program may be made on a provisional basis until the courses are completed with a B- grade or higher and prior to enrolling in BUSI 5003, the first MBA level course in the program.

  • BUSI 2203 – Microeconomics
  • BUSI 1013 – Introduction to Accounting and Finance, or BUSI 2233 – Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • MATH 2023 – Introduction to Probability and Statistics

The follow course is recommended for gaining competencies in using Microsoft Excel

  • CTIS 2133 Data Management and Analysis

Note: BUSI 5003 is a pre-requisite for all other courses in each track and must be completed with a B- or greater before continuing beyond the first eight weeks. Students may be approved by the MBA Director to take other courses concurrently with BUSI 5003 in their first eight week session.

Master of Divinity

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field within liberal arts Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or higher in the undergraduate program. (If less than 2.5, the GPA for the last 60 hours will be calculated. If still less than 3.0, the applicant may be considered for provisional acceptance.)
  • One academic or professional recommendation
  • One Christian character recommendation
  • A writing sample of at least five pages indicative of writing and research ability to interact with scholarly sources in a critical manner.

Master of Education in Elementary Education

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (official transcripts required)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0, an official GRE score, or three years of teaching experience
  • An essay on the topic, “Why I want to pursue my master’s degree at Southeastern University”
  • Two references:
    • Professional
    • Personal

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (official transcripts required)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0, an official GRE score, or three years of teaching experience
  • A current resume showing three years of teaching experience
  • An essay on the topic, “Why I want to pursue my master’s degree at SEU?”
  • Two references:
    • Professional
    • Personal

Master of Education in Exceptional Student Education

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (official transcripts required)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0, an official GRE score, or three years of teaching experience
  • A current resume showing three years of teaching experience
  • An essay on the topic, “Why I want to pursue my master’s degree at Southeastern University”
  • Two references:
    • Professional
    • Personal

Master of Education in Reading Education

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (official transcripts required)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0, an official GRE score, or three years of teaching experience
  • An essay on the topic, “Why I want to pursue my master’s degree at Southeastern University”
  • Two references:
    • Professional
    • Personal

Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (official transcripts required)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0, an official GRE score, or three years of teaching experience
  • An essay on the topic, “Why I want to pursue my master’s degree at Southeastern University”
  • Two references:
    • Professional
    • Personal

Doctorate Admission Requirements

  • Regionally accredited graduate degree with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • For non-native English speakers, a current TOEFL score at the mean level or higher
  • Current professional vita
  • Christian faith statement (two- to three-page essay)
  • Minimum of three full-time years of successful experience in a related field
  • Professional writing sample: minimum of five pages (e.g., articles, graduate research papers/assignments, published work, etc.)
  • Two letters of recommendation:
    • Professional
    • Personal
  • Background check consent form

* Failure to meet one of these standards may not immediately disqualify a candidate depending upon the strength of the other components. For example, an applicant with a 3.5 GPA but only two years of experience may still be considered by the graduate admission committee. Other requirements are detailed on the application. Applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis, and the decision of the committee is final.