Admission to Master's Degree at KU
The University of Kansas is a great place to pursue a graduate degree, since graduate education is central to KU’s mission of learning, scholarship and creative activity. We invite you to explore our graduate degree information, review our student resources, and learn more on our knowledgeable faculty and the vibrant community of Lawrence, Kansas.
Once you’ve decided to apply, use the Apply Now button on this page to get started! Please note that KU does not accept paper applications for admission. The online application is designed to give you the ability to submit all supporting documents in one form.
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Application Deadlines for Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration
FULL TIME STUDENTS: Domestic & International Applicants:
Apply before January 10 to begin the following Fall semester with an assistantship
Apply before March 5 to begin the following Fall semester as a student employed full-time
PART TIME STUDENTS
Apply before January 10 to begin the following Fall semester; December 1 for the Spring semester; and May 1 for the Summer semester
Part time students (who are employed full-time) are not required to hold an assistantship
Regular admission requires a bachelor’s degree and a grade-point average (GPA) of at least a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a foreign university with substantially equivalent bachelor’s degree requirements. If you are an international applicant, we strongly encourage you to complete the application process well in advance of stated deadlines, in order to ensure adequate time for processing of visa-related paperwork.