Graduate Admissions

Welcome to Pfeiffer University’s graduate degree programs, where advanced academic challenges are coupled with real world experience.

We make it a point to provide our graduate students with exceptional hands-on internships, individual instruction and career preparation.

Rolling Admissions

Pfeiffer University uses a rolling admissions system for all graduate programs except for Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT). We encourage applicants to apply well in advance for space availability.

Application Deadline Exception

Please visit the master's in marriage and family therapy program page for details on February 1 and March 1 application deadlines and specific application process.

How to Apply

We’ve deliberately streamlined our application process to make it as simple as possible.

  1. Check the specific requirements of the graduate degree program to see if you have completed all prerequisite courses. (See below.)
  2. Begin the online application process by clicking here: Apply Online. Complete the application form.
  3. Pay the (nonrefundable) application fee of $50. (You can pay with MasterCard, Visa, or by mailing a check or money order with your application.)
  4. Submit your official transcripts from all undergraduate colleges attended.
  5. Submit your graduate admissions test scores. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and Miller Analogies Test (MAT) are all acceptable.
  6. Submit the required letters of recommendation
  7. Veterans, please see our Military Benefits page for special programs.
  8. Check the specific requirements of the degree program to determine if you need to submit any additional materials to be considered for admission. (See below.)

Application Requirements by Graduate Degree Program

Pfeiffer University offers the following master's degree programs:

(Note that some of the programs have extra requirements for admissions.)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Master of Science in Leadership (MSL)

MBA/MHA Joint Degree

MBA/MSL Joint Degree 

MHA/MSL Joint Degree

Master of Science Financial Fraud Investigation (MSFFI)

Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT)
Please submit the following special admission requirements: MMFT admissions packet

Master of Practical Theology (MAPT) 
Please submit the following special admission requirements: 
A one-page essay discussing your desire to pursue the MAPT degree

Master of Science Elementary Education (MSEE)
Please submit the following special admission requirements:

Master of Science Special Education (MSPED) 
Please submit the following special admission requirements:

Academically and Intellectually Gifted Add-on Licensure Program 

Paper Applications

While online applications are encouraged, Pfeiffer University also welcomes paper applications. You can obtain a paper application through the following channels:

Submit paper applications to the address listed above.

Military/Service Credits

Students with experience in the Reserves, National Guard or other Armed Forces may be eligible for certain college credit. Contact an advisor to find out how much credit you’ve already earned through your service to our country.  

Portfolio Assessment

At Pfeiffer we recognize that as an adult, you have gained personal and professional development outside the traditional academic classroom. In addition to CLEP, DSST, ACE military credits and challenge exams, our portfolio process provides an opportunity to translate these experiences into college credit in various areas of learning. 

For more details, access the student handbook here.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Click here for current tuition and fees. Contact an admissions advisor about financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

Find detailed information for your unique situation by following the links below:

Charlotte Admissions Advisor

Jonathan Beam
Director of Graduate Admissions
(800) 338-2060
(704) 945-7357

Raleigh-Durham Admissions Advisor

Lee Drum
Marketing & Enrollment Outreach Specialist
(800) 338-2060
(919) 238-2406