Admissions Requirements


  1. Submit an application for admission.

  2. Submit a copy of a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport.

  3. Must have completed an appropriate baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education accreditation and approved by the program director.

  4. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for regular admission (conditional admission is allowed for lower GPA).

  5. Students must apply and be accepted in a program before taking a course.

  6. Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all institutions previously attended, mailed to:

    Freed-Hardeman University
    Office of Graduate Admissions
    158 E. Main St.
    Henderson, TN 38340

  7. Submit a signed Payment/Credit Agreement.

  8. Personal essay specifying your goals and how the FHU program will help you meet those goals (300-500 words).

  9. Three completed recommendation forms (see "Forms" page)

    • One from a church leader

    • One from a professor

    • One from an employer/supervisor

  10. Scholarship application (optional - see "Forms" page)

  11. For students for whom English is a secondary language, official scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores:

    • 500 on the paper-based exam

    • 173 on the computer-based exam

    • 61 on the Internet-based exam



Students who do not meet the minimum requirements for regular admission may apply for conditional admission. Bachelor's degree graduates of foreign, nationally accredited, or pre-accredited (candidates for regional accreditation) institutions may also be granted conditional admission.

A student granted conditional admission in any graduate program may register for a maximum of 12 graduate semester hours; a student may not register for additional courses after completing the maximum of 12 graduate semester hours without first obtaining regular admission status. A student admitted conditionally may be granted regular admission status only after completing the 12 graduate semester hours with all grades of A or B.

To be considered for conditional admission to any graduate program at FHU, all applicants must provide all the materials required for regular admission as noted above. In addition, the following criteria applies:

  1. Minimum GPA:  2.5

  2. All other criteria remain unchanged.