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The first step toward enrollment at Lenoir-Rhyne is to submit all components of the application as indicated under program specific information.

After submitting all materials, average turnaround time to receive an admissions decision is 5-10 business days, unless you are considering a cohort-based program such as:

  • Athletic Training
  • Dietetic Internship
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies

If admitted, the admissions packet received will give detailed instructions on the enrollment process and how to reserve a space in our upcoming class. Upon admission, the enrollment deposit will reserve your spot in the program and allow you to proceed with the next steps.

In order to be considered for financial aid, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Prior to the start of the semester, you will be provided with additional information about orientation and registration. You'll be advised on the appropriate courses with which to start your graduate program.

Please note: You are required to turn in immunization information to be eligible to register.

Admission Tracks

Career Admission Track

Career Admission Track is designed for applicants who have distinguished themselves in the workplace or community. Career applicants must demonstrate they are capable of graduate studies through documentation of professional work, letters of professional endorsement, and written expression.

Candidates for admission to the Graduate School as a degree-seeking student through Career Admission Track must:

  • Possess an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in an appropriate discipline having met the GPA requirement for the program of study desired;
  • Request official copies for all college transcripts to be forwarded directly to the Division of Enrollment Management;
  • Submit a completed application form for the desired program along with the required non-refundable application fee;
  • Submit proof of eligibility to be considered for the Career Admission Track. Candidates must possess a combination of an undergraduate degree and a minimum of six years of professional work experience. To demonstrate exemplary work experience, the applicant should submit the following materials: Detailed resume that highlights specific career accomplishments; Letter of endorsement from an employer or professional within the chosen field which attests to the applicant’s qualifications for graduate level work; Writing sample clearly articulating goals and life experiences which have impacted the student’s decision to pursue this specific graduate degree. Any other documentation (e.g. work sample, portfolio, performance reviews, etc) that the candidate believes would strengthen the application. Be available for an interview upon request.
Programs accepting Career Admission Track
Master of Science in Athletic Training
Master of Business Administration
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
Master of Arts in Community College Administration
Master of Arts in Counseling

Master of Divinity

Master of Science in Exercise Science
Master of Arts in Human Services
Master of Arts in Leadership
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Master of Science in Nursing
Master of Science in Online Teaching & Instructional Design
Master of Public Health
Master of Arts in Religion
Master of Science in Sustainability Studies
Master of Sacred Theology
Master of Arts in University Leadership
Master of Arts in Writing

Not all graduate programs consider the Career Admission Track. Programs not accepting Career Admission Track are MS in Occupational Therapy, MA in Teaching, and MS in Physician Assistant Studies.

Traditional Admission Track

The Traditional Admission Track is designed for applicants who have received their baccalaureate degree within the past six years, have limited professional work experience, or any applicant who prefers traditional admission procedures. Traditional admission procedures, including standardized test scores, are required for some of our graduate programs.

Candidates for admission to the Graduate School as a degree-seeking student through the Traditional Admission Track must submit all additional documentation, including scores on requisite standardized entrance exams, as required by the specific graduate program.

International Students

Graduate Admission Policy & Guidelines

International Graduate Applicants

* This applies to International Degree Seeking Students Only (F1 Visa Holders)

All international applicants must submit the following information:
  1. A completed Graduate School application and a non-refundable $35 (U.S.) application fee.
  2. Official transcripts for each college or university attended which have been translated into English and evaluated into a course-by-course report by an approved credential evaluation agency.
  3. A completed Certificate of Finance certified by a bank official, attorney, or notary public.
  4. Proof of English proficiency if the applicant’s native language is not English. The preferred method of proof is an official score report from the TOEFL or the IELTS. Applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based version, 213 on the computer-based version, or 79 on the internet-based version. The minimum IELTS score is 6.5.

Note: The following may also be submitted to verify English language proficiency depending on the program of interest:

  • Official score report for the GRE, Miller Analogies Test, or GMAT standardized tests. For the GRE, the minimum scores are: Verbal-147; Quantitative-147; and Analytical Writing-3.5. For the Miller Analogies Test, the minimum score is 390, and for the GMAT, the minimum score is a 450;
  • Completion of a college-level English composition or other reading intensive courses with a “B” or equivalent at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a non U.S. college or university where instruction is in English;
  • An official transcript showing completion of an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or a higher degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a non U.S. college or university where instruction is in English.

If an applicant does not meet the above minimum English-proficiency criteria, the following options are available to the applicant:

  • Take the iTEP English proficiency exam which is administered by Lenoir-Rhyne’s partner program, the American Language Academy (www.ala.edu), and attain a minimum score of 3.9;
  • Enroll in and complete an accredited English language program, such as the American Language Academy Program, prior to attending Lenoir-Rhyne. The student will be recognized as English proficient after completion of level 5 of the American Language Academy program. Other accredited English Language Proficiency Programs will be accepted as well, as long as the applicant completes through the certified level deemed English proficient.

If an applicant does not meet any of the minimum criteria above, s/he may request an appeal and if granted may participate in a WebEx or Skype interview to be used as an additional evaluation tool to determine English proficiency. Please note that the findings of this interview will be used in conjunction with all other above materials.

International Graduate Student Enrollment Guidelines

  • An offer of admission, if applicable, will be sent via email.
  • To confirm enrollment, the applicant will submit the enrollment deposit. This enrollment deposit may be paid online and will be applied to tuition.
  • An I-20 form will be forwarded to the deposited student.

Incoming Exchange Students

INCOMING EXCHANGE STUDENT APPLICATION FORM*If you are applying to LRU as an exchange student through the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC) or as a student from one of our bilateral partners: University of Magdeburg-Stendal, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, TU Dortmund University, University of the Basque Country, or the Autonomous University of Coahuila.

Hickory Program Requirements

Athletic Training (MS)

All applications for the Master of Science in Athletic Training program at Lenoir-Rhyne University must be submitted through the Centralized Application Service for Athletic Training programs (ATCAS).

The AT application cycle will be open from June 29, 2017 until June 30, 2018 for the Fall 2018 start. The status of applicants must be both complete and verified for them to be considered. The admissions committee reviews applications on a rolling basis with a ten-day turnaround for decisions.

The Following Items Must Be Completed:
  1. Submit your application for the Master of Science in Athletic Training program at Lenoir-Rhyne University through the Centralized Application Service for Athletic Training programs (ATCAS).
  2. Documentation of a minimum of 75 observational hours with a certified Athletic Trainer.
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue a graduate degree in Athletic Training.
  4. Résumé or vitae.
  5. An official copy of GRE test scores sent to code 2282 or you may self-report your Miller Analogies Test score and send official report to Lenoir-Rhyne University at the address below. (Unless Career Admission Track applies).
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.
  8. Upon acceptance, submit a signed copy of Technical Standards for Admission.
  9. Please see required and recommended prerequisite courses below.

    Prerequisite Courses
    Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab - Required
    Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab - Required
    General Psychology - Required

    Nutrition - Required

    Exercise Physiology - Required

    Biomechanics/Kinesiology - Required

    Sports & Exercise Psychology - Recommended

    Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries - Recommended
    Exercise Evaluation & Prescription - Recommended

The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Final Transcripts to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

Business Administration (MBA)

In addition to the General MBA, the following concentrations are offered: Accounting; Business Analytics and Information Technology; Entrepreneurship; Global Business; Healthcare Administration; Innovation and Change Management; and Leadership Development.

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

All MBA programs offered at Lenoir-Rhyne University are offered at both LR's Hickory and Asheville campuses through our innovative delivery model that allows students multiple means of access to the curriculum (from term-to-term or even course-to-course): face-to-face instruction on one of the two campuses, online instruction through synchronous "streaming" classrooms, or asynchronous delivery through online video presentations.


The Following Items Must Be Completed:

  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue an MBA.
  4. Résumé
  5. An official copy of GMAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.

The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Business Administration in Non-Profit Management (MBA)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

All MBA programs offered at Lenoir-Rhyne University are offered at both LR's Hickory and Asheville campuses through our innovative delivery model that allows students multiple means of access to the curriculum (from term-to-term or even course-to-course): face-to-face instruction on one of the two campuses, online instruction through synchronous "streaming" classrooms, or asynchronous delivery through online video presentations.


The Following Items Must Be Completed:

  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue an MBA.
  4. Résumé
  5. An official copy of GMAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.

The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Business Administration in Social Entrepreneurship (MBA)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

All MBA programs offered at Lenoir-Rhyne University are offered at both LR's Hickory and Asheville campuses through our innovative delivery model that allows students multiple means of access to the curriculum (from term-to-term or even course-to-course): face-to-face instruction on one of the two campuses, online instruction through synchronous "streaming" classrooms, or asynchronous delivery through online video presentations.


The Following Items Must Be Completed:

  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue an MBA.
  4. Résumé
  5. An official copy of GMAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.

The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling (MA)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

Please note that applicants who meet the admission requirements below will be admitted into Graduate Studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University. After successful completion of COU 505, COU 525, and COU 530, students will apply for candidacy to the MA in Counseling program.

The Following Items Must Be Completed:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue a Counseling degree.
  4. Résumé
  5. An official copy of GMAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.

The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Liberal Studies (MA)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

The Following Items Must Be Completed:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue a Liberal Studies degree.
  4. Résumé.
  5. An official copy of MAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.

The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

The Following Items Must Be Completed:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue an MPH.
  4. Résumé or vitae.
  5. An official copy of MAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.

The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Occupational Therapy (MS)

Lenoir-Rhyne University offers two sites for its OT program: Hickory, NC, and Columbia, SC. We would appreciate one application to your preferred site; however, please know we reserve the right to accept you into either location. Lenoir-Rhyne will do its best to honor your request.

OT Application Cycle
All applications for the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at Lenoir-Rhyne University must be submitted through the Centralized Application Service for Occupational Therapy programs (OTCAS).

The OT application cycle will be open from July 18, 2017 until January 15, 2018 for the Summer 2018 start. The status of applicants must be both complete and verified for them to be considered.

The admissions committee will begin reviewing applications in February and the Division of Enrollment Management will notify applicants of application status (acceptance, wait list or denial) until both cohorts are full. If your application is received after January 15th, you cannot be considered for the 2018 class.

Each applicant must meet the following minimum criteria:

An undergraduate cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

GRE scores meeting the following criteria:

  • Verbal score of 149 or higher
  • Quantitative score of 148 or higher
  • An Analytical Writing score of a 3.5 or higher

Prerequisites must be completed with a minimal grade of B- within the past 5 years.

The Following Items Must Be Completed:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through OTCAS during the appropriate application window. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process.
  2. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.
    If the transcripts you submit do not include fall semester grades, please send this information directly to Lenoir-Rhyne University prior to the January 15 deadline.
  3. Résumé or vitae.
  4. An official copy of GRE test scores sent to code 2283.
  5. Three (3) Recommendations (done via email through the application system). The recommendations must be completed by professionals attesting to your ability, two of which must come from OT practitioners. All students requesting recommendations for the application process need to have references to indicate their title/position and specifically the number of hours of observation. Students are encouraged to independently log their own hours in order to make this information readily available for the individual writing the letter of reference.
  6. A written essay limited to 750 words describing your perception of the field of OT and your fit with the profession.
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.
  8. A criminal background check upon acceptance to the program to be completed using Castlebranch. Our code is EN52bg. There is a fee associated with this service.
  9. Please see required prerequisite courses below. You may want to read the Descriptions of the Ethics and Cultural Diversity Prerequisites. If you are still unsure, you may request information on the Prerequisite Inquiry Form. Please use this form to directly submit your requests and you will receive an email from Dr. Oakes.
    PREREQUISITE COURSES
    Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab - Required
    Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab - Required
    Statistics - Required
    Ethics - Required
    Developmental Psychology - Required
    Abnormal Psychology - Required
    Cultural Diversity - Required
    Medical Terminology - Required

The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Final Transcripts to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

Physician Assistant Studies (MS)

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program participates in the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). All applicants for the class beginning each January will apply online using the CASPA application.


The LRU application cycle for the January 2018 term will open on April 27th, 2017 and accept applicants until September 1st, 2017. These applicants must be in verified or completed status for them to be considered. The admission committee will begin reviewing applications and inviting applicants for interviews in June 2017 and will continue until the class is filled. If your application is received after September 1st, you cannot be considered for the 2018 class.

On September 1st, 2017, any applicant who is in-progress or submitted can be considered by LRU’s January 2019 class through the March 1st, 2018 cycle deadline. If you submit your application before September 1st, but it was not yet verified or completed, you may still be considered for the January 2019 class.

Every year thereafter, the cycle will open September 1 and will close March 1 for the following January start.


CASPA can take up to four weeks to process an application before it is made available to Lenoir-Rhyne. CASPA downloads are received weekly. Once the completed application is received and verified it is reviewed by the program’s admission committee.

Interviews are a requirement for admission. Approximately 150 of the most qualified applicants will be invited to campus for an interview with the PA faculty.

Selection for the Physician Assistant Studies program is very competitive. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will generally exceed the minimum criteria for consideration for admission.

Each applicant must meet the following minimum criteria:
  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, prior to matriculation.
  • Completion of all the prerequisite coursework with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Science GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with a score of 301 (new exam scale) and/or 1000 (old exam scale) or greater within the past 5 years. Applicants with lesser scores will be evaluated individually based on their course work, GPA and medical experience.
  • The required science courses must be retaken if it has been more than ten years since taking the courses and/or earning degree.
  • Applicants with prior advanced graduate degrees are exempt from taking the GRE exam.
The Following Items Must Be Submitted:
  1. Submit three letters of recommendation, one from a Medical provider (MD, DO, PA, and NP), one from a Professor and one from an employer or coach.
  2. Personal Statement: (2 page maximum). Discuss/explain your life philosophy, educational and professional goals, and why you have chosen the PA profession.
  3. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association is required upon enrollment in the program. Most clinical sites do not recognize other institutions.

REQUIRED COURSES
Biology I & II with Lab

Medical Terminology

Microbiology with Lab

Genetics

Chemistry I & II with Lab

Sociology or Social Science (at least one semester)

Anatomy I & II with Lab

Statistics

Organic Chemistry I & II with Lab

One upper-level Math course

Physiology I & II (or combined Anatomy and Physiology I & II with Lab)

Physics I

Psychology (at least one semester)

Highly Recommended: Biochemistry I with Lab

Applicants are encouraged to have the following:
  • Medical Experience: Applicants with medical experience will be given favorable consideration. Highly recommended.
  • Veterans, especially those with medical experience will be given favorable consideration.
  • Shadowing and Volunteering/Community Service: Strongly encouraged, particularly if medical experience is lacking, but is not required.
  • Experience: Applicants are encouraged to obtain patient care experience, sufficient to recognize the physical and psychological demands of dealing with patients and to appreciate the challenges and rewards of being a health care professional. Health care experiences should provide the applicant with a knowledge and/or orientation to the signs and symptoms of a variety of ill or injured patients.
  • Work experience in health sciences fields such as RN, CNA, LPN, LVN, Military Medic, EMT/Paramedic, X-ray Tech, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Athletic Trainer, Dietician/Nutritionist etc. are what the program considers as medical/health care experience with patient contact. All health care experiences will be evaluated on an individual basis, with an emphasis on direct patient care.
  • For the prospective applicants that do not have a background and experience in a patient care related health science profession, it is highly recommended that they obtain training and experience through a certificate course/program in area such as: Phlebotomist, Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Patient Care Technician etc.
Other Considerations:
  • MCAT may not be substituted for the GRE
  • Must meet the Program Technical Standards
  • Lenoir-Rhyne 3+2 Program (Pre PA)
  • Meeting the minimum requirements guarantees consideration for the Physician Assistant program, but does not imply automatic acceptance.
Foreign Medical Graduate:

Applicants who are foreign medical graduates with foreign transcripts or non-grade transcripts must submit a degree equivalent evaluation (an original sealed report from a transcript evaluation service) with their CASPA application.

Transcript evaluation service providers Foreign-born non-U.S. or non-Canadian citizens must:

  • Have attended a college or university in the United States for a minimum of one year prior to application
  • Submit test scores with CASPA application for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), be able to express themselves clearly to others in spoken English, and have the ability to understand rapidly spoken colloquial English.
  • Foreign medical graduates, if accepted, must complete the Program in its entirety.

Advanced Standing and Transfer Policy

Due to considerable variation in physician assistant programs throughout the United States, students of other PA programs will not be accepted for transfer into the Program.

Applicants to the program will not receive advanced standing based upon previous education or credits taken.

Criminal Background Check

Candidates for admission must satisfy a Level One Background check and Drug Screen before being accepted to the program. The student must also complete a second Level One Background and Drug Screen prior to entering the clinical phase of the program. The approved program vendor is CastleBranch. This service is also available through CASPA.

Failure to complete this action could result in dismissal from the PA Program.

Upon matriculation to the program and annually, thereafter, all students whose education and training will involve participation in clinical settings are required to undergo a criminal background check.

Students are responsible for all expenses related to meeting health requirements, drug screen and background documentation.

Applicants who answer "no" to questions relating to criminal background in their CASPA application, who later matriculate and are found to have a positive criminal background check, are likely to be dismissed from the program on the basis of misrepresentation. In the event of a reported incident, a determination about the applicant’s/student’s continued progress in the academic program will be made by the University in accordance with its policies and procedures.

Applicants who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding eligibility may be obtained from appropriate credentialing boards. Clinical rotation sites may not permit participation in the clinical experience. This should be considered seriously by the candidate prior to application and matriculation.

Applicants are advised that results of criminal background checks and other required background screening will be released to third parties involved in their clinical education.

Criminal offenses incurred after the student matriculates may result in the student’s dismissal from the program. Tuition and fees will not be refunded.

Drug Screen

Upon matriculation to the program and just prior to the beginning of the clinical year students will undergo drug screening. The medical institutions that act as clinical training sites may require drug screens for students before allowing them access to their facility.

The approved program vendor is CastleBranch. Drug screens are conducted at the student’s expense. This service is also available through CASPA.

Physical Examination

Completion of a comprehensive physical examination by a licensed medical provider or family doctor indicating that the applicant has been medically cleared for admission is required.

New Student Health Forms

Health packages include the following:

  • Student Health History and Information form
  • Physical Examination form
  • Immunization Verification form
  • Specific health screening and immunization requirements are based on current Centers for Disease Control Recommendations for health professionals.
  • Form for drug screening

Upon receipt of your health forms, Student Health Services will provide a letter indicating compliance with health records and immunization requirements.

Please be aware: The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University does not accept AP courses in place of required science courses.

Teaching (MAT)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

Each applicant must meet the following minimum criteria:
The Following Items Must Be Completed:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.*
  4. An official copy of Praxis II test scores.
  5. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue a graduate degree in teaching.
  6. Résumé.
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.
  8. Upon enrollment, a criminal background check using Castlebranch. The LR code is EO50. There is a fee associated with this service.

The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Asheville Program Requirements

Business Administration (MBA)

In addition to the General MBA, the following concentrations are offered: Accounting; Business Analytics and Information Technology; Entrepreneurship; Global Business; Healthcare Administration; Innovation and Change Management; and Leadership Development.

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

All MBA programs offered at Lenoir-Rhyne University are offered at both LR's Hickory and Asheville campuses through our innovative delivery model that allows students multiple means of access to the curriculum (from term-to-term or even course-to-course): face-to-face instruction on one of the two campuses, online instruction through synchronous "streaming" classrooms, or asynchronous delivery through online video presentations.


The Following Items Must Be Completed:

  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue an MBA.
  4. Résumé
  5. An official copy of GMAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.

The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Business Administration in Non-Profit Management (MBA)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

All MBA programs offered at Lenoir-Rhyne University are offered at both LR's Hickory and Asheville campuses through our innovative delivery model that allows students multiple means of access to the curriculum (from term-to-term or even course-to-course): face-to-face instruction on one of the two campuses, online instruction through synchronous "streaming" classrooms, or asynchronous delivery through online video presentations.


The Following Items Must Be Completed:

  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue an MBA.
  4. Résumé
  5. An official copy of GMAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.

The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Business Administration in Social Entrepreneurship (MBA)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

All MBA programs offered at Lenoir-Rhyne University are offered at both LR's Hickory and Asheville campuses through our innovative delivery model that allows students multiple means of access to the curriculum (from term-to-term or even course-to-course): face-to-face instruction on one of the two campuses, online instruction through synchronous "streaming" classrooms, or asynchronous delivery through online video presentations.


The Following Items Must Be Completed:

  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue an MBA.
  4. Résumé
  5. An official copy of GMAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.

The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling (MA)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

Please note that applicants who meet the admission requirements below will be admitted into Graduate Studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University. After successful completion of COU 505, COU 525, and COU 530, students will apply for candidacy to the MA in Counseling program.

The Following Items Must Be Completed:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue a Counseling degree.
  4. Résumé
  5. An official copy of GMAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.

The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

The Following Items Must Be Submitted:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue an MPH.
  4. Résumé or vitae.
  5. An official copy of MAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Sustainability Studies (MS)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

The Following Items Must Be Submitted:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue a Sustainability Studies degree.
  4. Résumé or vitae.
  5. An official copy of MAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Teaching (MAT)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

Each applicant must meet the following minimum criteria:
The Following Items Must Be Completed:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.*
  4. An official copy of Praxis II test scores.
  5. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue a graduate degree in teaching.
  6. Résumé.
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.
  8. Upon enrollment, a criminal background check using Castlebranch. The LR code is EO50. There is a fee associated with this service.

The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Writing (MAW)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

The Following Items Must Be Submitted:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue a Writing degree.
  4. Résumé or vitae.
  5. An official copy of MAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Columbia Program Requirements

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

Please note that applicants who meet the admission requirements below will be admitted into Graduate Studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University. After successful completion of COU 505, COU 525, and COU 530, students will apply for candidacy to the MA in Counseling program.

The Following Items Must Be Completed:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue a Counseling degree.
  4. Résumé
  5. An official copy of GMAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.

The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Occupational Therapy (MS)

Lenoir-Rhyne University offers two sites for its OT program: Hickory, NC, and Columbia, SC. We would appreciate one application to your preferred site; however, please know we reserve the right to accept you into either location. Lenoir-Rhyne will do its best to honor your request.

OT Application Cycle
All applications for the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at Lenoir-Rhyne University must be submitted through the Centralized Application Service for Occupational Therapy programs (OTCAS).

The OT application cycle will be open from July 18, 2017 until January 15, 2018 for the Summer 2018 start. The status of applicants must be both complete and verified for them to be considered.

The admissions committee will begin reviewing applications in February and the Division of Enrollment Management will notify applicants of application status (acceptance, wait list or denial) until both cohorts are full. If your application is received after January 15th, you cannot be considered for the 2018 class.

Each applicant must meet the following minimum criteria:

An undergraduate cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

GRE scores meeting the following criteria:

  • Verbal score of 149 or higher
  • Quantitative score of 148 or higher
  • An Analytical Writing score of a 3.5 or higher

Prerequisites must be completed with a minimal grade of B- within the past 5 years.

The Following Items Must Be Completed:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through OTCAS during the appropriate application window. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process.
  2. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.
    If the transcripts you submit do not include fall semester grades, please send this information directly to Lenoir-Rhyne University prior to the January 15 deadline.
  3. Résumé or vitae.
  4. An official copy of GRE test scores sent to code 2283.
  5. Three (3) Recommendations. The recommendations must be completed by professionals attesting to your ability, two of which must come from OT practitioners. All students requesting recommendations for the application process need to have references to indicate their title/position and specifically the number of hours of observation. Students are encouraged to independently log their own hours in order to make this information readily available for the individual writing the letter of reference.
  6. A written essay limited to 750 words describing your perception of the field of OT and your fit with the profession.
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.
  8. A criminal background check upon acceptance to the program to be completed using Castlebranch. Our code is EN52bg. There is a fee associated with this service.
  9. Please see required prerequisite courses below. You may want to read the Descriptions of the Ethics and Cultural Diversity Prerequisites. If you are still unsure, you may request information on the Prerequisite Inquiry Form. Please use this form to directly submit your requests and you will receive an email from Dr. Oakes.
    PREREQUISITE COURSES
    Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab - Required
    Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab - Required
    Statistics - Required
    Ethics - Required
    Developmental Psychology - Required
    Abnormal Psychology - Required
    Cultural Diversity - Required
    Medical Terminology - Required


The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Final Transcripts to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

Christian Ministry (MACM)

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) degree is a two-year program (55 credit hours) that enables graduates to serve in a number of ministry areas, depending on the specific credentialing requirements within their denominations. These may include but are not limited to Directors of Christian Education, Youth Ministry, Youth and Family Ministry, Chaplaincy, and Directors of Faith-based Non-profit organizations. The MACM. provides the necessary educational and formational requirements for ELCA students desiring rostering as Associate in Ministry, Diaconal Minister, or Deaconess.

The Following Items Must Be Submitted:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Complete an autobiographical essay setting forth in 600-800 words: Your reasons for applying to the Seminary; An assessment of your strengths and weaknesses as an applicant for theological studies; The significant events of your life, your Christian experience, and your relationship to the church.
  4. Three letters of recommendation: Your Pastor; A faculty member, an advisor in an academic setting, or a supervisor who is acquainted with your work ethic; A non-relative lay person who has known you in a leadership role or professional setting.
  5. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.*

  6. Send Official Transcripts to:

    Lenoir-Rhyne University
    Division of Enrollment Management
    LR Box 7227
    Hickory, NC 28603

    *Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Divinity (MDiv)

The Master of Divinity Degree (MDiv) is a three-year program (92 credit hours) that prepares persons for ordained ministry. The degree shapes the entire person for faithful service to the church and the world through a balanced and in-depth study of religious heritage, cultural context, personal and spiritual formation, and ministerial and public leadership.

The Following Items Must Be Submitted:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Complete an autobiographical essay setting forth in 600-800 words: Your reasons for applying to the Seminary; An assessment of your strengths and weaknesses as an applicant for theological studies; The significant events of your life, your Christian experience, and your relationship to the church.
  4. Three letters of recommendation: Your Pastor; A faculty member, an advisor in an academic setting, or a supervisor who is acquainted with your work ethic; A non-relative lay person who has known you in a leadership role or professional setting.
  5. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.*

Send Official Transcripts to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Theological Studies (MTS)

The Master of Theological Studies Degree (MTS) is a two-year program (55 credit hours) that provides instruction in the broad range of theological disciplines. MTS students take a core of theological classes and specialize in one or more areas to fit their personal goals.

The Following Items Must Be Submitted:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Complete an autobiographical essay setting forth in 600-800 words: Your reasons for applying to the Seminary; An assessment of your strengths and weaknesses as an applicant for theological studies; The significant events of your life, your Christian experience, and your relationship to the church.
  4. Three letters of recommendation: Your Pastor; A faculty member, an advisor in an academic setting, or a supervisor who is acquainted with your work ethic; A non-relative lay person who has known you in a leadership role or professional setting.
  5. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.*

  6. Send Official Transcripts to:

    Lenoir-Rhyne University
    Division of Enrollment Management
    LR Box 7227
    Hickory, NC 28603

    *Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Sacred Theology (STM)

The Master of Sacred Theology Degree (STM) is a one-year program (24 credit hours) for advanced study within a particular theological discipline. The program is open to students of all denominations and may serve a variety of aims: to further graduate study in preparation for doctoral work, to prepare one for teaching a particular theological discipline, to enhance ministerial practice, or to provide disciplined reflection on a specialized function of ministry. Applicants for the STM program must hold a Masters degree in religion or theological studies from an accredited institution.

Requirements

Applicants must hold a masters degree in religious studies or theological studies from an accredited institution. Have a minimum of a 3.25 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) at the master's level or an exemplary evaluation from an institution that does not use a GPA system. Exhibit the capability to pursue an advanced course of study in a particular theological discipline, as demonstrated by previous written work and an admission consultation with a faculty member in the field in which one will specialize.

The Following Items Must Be Submitted:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. A written statement, no less than one page, of the applicant's goals, and proposal for a specific area, topic, or project for advance study and research in the S.T.M. program.
  4. Applicants must provide a research paper or recent essay the applicant considers representative of the work in the proposed field of study.
  5. Letters of recommendation from three academic references.
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.*

Send Official Transcripts to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Online and Distance Program Requirements

Business Administration (MBA)

In addition to the General MBA, the following concentrations are offered: Accounting; Business Analytics and Information Technology; Entrepreneurship; Global Business; Healthcare Administration; Innovation and Change Management; and Leadership Development.

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

All MBA programs offered at Lenoir-Rhyne University are offered at both LR's Hickory and Asheville campuses through our innovative delivery model that allows students multiple means of access to the curriculum (from term-to-term or even course-to-course): face-to-face instruction on one of the two campuses, online instruction through synchronous "streaming" classrooms, or asynchronous delivery through online video presentations.


The Following Items Must Be Completed:

  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue an MBA.
  4. Résumé
  5. An official copy of GMAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.

The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Business Administration in Non-Profit Management (MBA)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

All MBA programs offered at Lenoir-Rhyne University are offered at both LR's Hickory and Asheville campuses through our innovative delivery model that allows students multiple means of access to the curriculum (from term-to-term or even course-to-course): face-to-face instruction on one of the two campuses, online instruction through synchronous "streaming" classrooms, or asynchronous delivery through online video presentations.


The Following Items Must Be Completed:

  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue an MBA.
  4. Résumé
  5. An official copy of GMAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.

The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Business Administration in Social Entrepreneurship (MBA)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

All MBA programs offered at Lenoir-Rhyne University are offered at both LR's Hickory and Asheville campuses through our innovative delivery model that allows students multiple means of access to the curriculum (from term-to-term or even course-to-course): face-to-face instruction on one of the two campuses, online instruction through synchronous "streaming" classrooms, or asynchronous delivery through online video presentations.


The Following Items Must Be Completed:

  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue an MBA.
  4. Résumé
  5. An official copy of GMAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.

The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Community College Administration (MA)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

The Following Items Must Be Submitted:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue a Community College Administration degree.
  4. Résumé.
  5. An official copy of MAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Dietetic Internship

Lenoir-Rhyne University accepts applications through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application System (DICAS). We automatically consider you for admission to our Master of Public Health program with your Dietetic Internship application materials. A portion of these credits (as determined by the MPH Program Coordinator) can be applied toward the Lenoir-Rhyne University Master of Public Health degree.

Information for Second Round Applicants

Admission Requirements

Each applicant must meet the following minimum criteria:

  1. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of a 2.9 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. A grade of B on all recommended DPD courses. If you have made a grade lower than a B in any DPD course, please provide a written explanation in your required essays.
  3. Minimum GRE scores of 147 each in the verbal and quantitative reasoning sections, and 3.5 analytical writing.

Tuition & Fees

All graduate students at Lenoir Rhyne University are subject to the tuition and fees described in the graduate handbook. The 2016-2017 tuition rate for the dietetic internship program is $790/credit hour. The dietetic internship program, when completed in the 9 month time frame, totals 18 credit hours - 9 of which can be applied toward the Master of Public Health program at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Since these costs are subject to change, students are urged to contact the Office for Graduate and Continuing Education, (828) 328- 7300 for updated tuition and fee information or visit the Graduate Financial Aid page. Costs for books, course materials, housing, and transportation vary depending on the individual and the course requirements.

Estimated costs in addition to tuition:
-
LRU Application Fee: $35
- DICAS fee
- D&D Digital fee
- DI Participation Fee (estimated, assessed in addition to tuition): $320 fall semester and $320 spring semester, includes materials provided to students, registration for the CDR Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management self-study module, the RD exam review course, and RD practice exam software.
- Books (depending on student’s resources and individual needs): variable, up to $250
- NCPT (Nutrition Care Process Terminology) online subscription: $25
- Laptop/Desktop Computer/high speed internet access: Cost varies
- Two Lab Coats: $40-$80
- Student AND Membership: $50
- Housing/Living Expenses: 1 or 2 bedroom apartment averages about $750/month (variable)
- Transportation to Experience Sites: Sites can be within a 1 hour drive of your place of residence
- Physical Exam: Variable
- Criminal Background check: est. $50 (assigned facility may require additional criminal background check based on their policies and requirements).
- Urine Drug Screen Panel: est. $45 (assigned facility may require additional drug screens based on their policies and requirements).
- Professional Liability Insurance: est. $50
- Cost of Orientation (travel to and from Hickory, nearby airports include Charlotte, Asheville and Winston Salem, and accommodations): Estimated $1400 ($400 transportation + $750 shared lodging +$250 meals)

How to Apply

The Dietetic Internship participates in the Spring Match process for applications. Submitting an application to our program involves three steps:

  1. Submission of application materials through the Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Service (DICAS).
  2. Submission of official GRE scores (if applicant does not/will not have a master's degree by internship start) and application fee to Lenoir-Rhyne University.
  3. Register with D&D Digital and prioritize the program for matching.

Step 1. DICAS Application

  1. Submit a completed application through DICAS. You will not need to submit another application to Lenoir-Rhyne.
  2. The fee to submit an application through DICAS is $40 for the first application and $20 for each additional application.
  3. Submit official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended.
  4. Include a verification statement indicating completion of required coursework from an ACEND accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), or a "Declaration of Intent" if DPD courses are still in progress. Your DPD Director will review and approve this verification electronically through DICAS.
  5. Submit a self reported copy of your test scores.
  6. Submit three (3) recommendations completed by professionals attesting to your ability.
  7. Submit a CV or résumé.
  8. Students applying to the distance option must submit a signed statement from their proposed clinical rotation preceptor, which documents willingness to precept the student if their application to the program is accepted. The statement can be brief and should be on their organizational letterhead. The statement should be uploaded into DICAS with the supplemental information. Please do not email the statement separately.
  • Note: we only need a statement from the proposed clinical preceptor at application. If accepted into the program, forms will be provided to the student which will need to be completed for each rotation.

Step 2. Submit the following directly to Lenoir-Rhyne University:

  1. Official GRE scores (Lenoir-Rhyne University is institution code 5365 on the GRE website). GRE scores are not required for those students who have earned a master's degree or will complete one prior to the internship start.
  2. A non-refundable $35 application fee (only one application fee to LR is required even if applying to multiple dietetic internship location options).
    Submit your deposit.
  3. If accepted into the Solmaz Institute Dietetic Internship program, an original, signed verification statement from your DPD program will be required prior to program start.

Step 3. Register with D&D Digital and rank the program for computer matching

  1. Applicants must register with D&D Digital and prioritize the program for computer matching
  2. There is a $50 fee to register with D&D Digital
  3. The deadline for submitting matching information online through D&D Digital for April 2017 matching is February 15, 2017

9 of the 18 Dietetic Internship program credit hours go towards Lenoir-Rhyne University's Master of Public Health. We automatically consider you for admission to our Master of Public Health program with your Dietetic Internship application materials.

Accreditation

The Solmaz Institute Dietetic Internship is accredited by:
The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
312.899.0040, ext. 5400

Virtual Open House Information

Dietetic Internship faculty will host two online virtual open house events for interested potential applicants. Each virtual open house will last one hour. During this time faculty will provide an overview of the program and application process, and will answer participant questions.

To register for a virtual open house, please email your request to DIinfo@LR.edu . Be sure to include your full name and the date you would like to register for. Within a week of the open house, you will be emailed a link to the meeting through WebEx.

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Exercise Science (MS)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

The Following Items Must Be Submitted:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue an Exercise Science degree.
  4. Résumé or vitae.
  5. An official copy of MAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies). Minimum MAT score is a 390; minimum GRE scores are Verbal 147, Quantitative 147, and Analytical Writing 3.5*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7.**
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.

Prerequisite Requirements:

Competency in the basic areas of Exercise Science is required to begin courses in the ES program. Required prerequisites are Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs. The areas of competency are covered in the following courses or their equivalents: BIO 281/ 282 Anatomy & Physiology I and II.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Human Services (MA)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

The Following Items Must Be Submitted:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue a Human Services degree.
  4. Résumé.
  5. An official copy of MAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies). If English is your second language, a TOEFL or IELTS is required.*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**

Send Official Transcripts & Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Leadership (MA)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

The Following Items Must Be Submitted:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue a Leadership degree.
  4. Résumé.
  5. An official copy of MAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Nursing (MSN)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of a 2.7 on a 4.0 scale and 2.7 GPA in the last 60 hours of the program.
  • No grade lower than a C on the prerequisite courses of Statistics and Nursing Research.
The Following Items Must Be Submitted:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. 500-word essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue an MSN degree.
  4. Résumé or vitae.
  5. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
  6. Two professional Recommendations (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email addresses of those you choose to submit recommendations to complete this process.
  7. Two letters of endorsement clearly describing your qualifications for graduate level work and ability to complete this work in an online environment. Letters may be from an employer, or professional within the chosen field, or an undergraduate faculty member who can attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work. New graduate applicants with less than one year experience are required to have one of their letters be from an undergraduate faculty member.
  8. Evidence of an unrestricted RN license (provide license number and state in which the license is current)
  9. Upon enrollment, A criminal background check completed via Castlebranch.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Online Teaching and Instructional Design (MS)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

The Following Items Must Be Submitted:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue an Online Teaching degree.
  4. Résumé.
  5. An official copy of MAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.**
Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Teaching (MAT)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

Each applicant must meet the following minimum criteria:
The Following Items Must Be Completed:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.*
  4. An official copy of Praxis II test scores.
  5. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue a graduate degree in teaching.
  6. Résumé.
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.
  8. Upon enrollment, a criminal background check using Castlebranch. The LR code is EO50. There is a fee associated with this service.

The admissions committee determines admissions decisions based on the whole application and reserves the right to admit, provisionally admit, waitlist, or deny applicants on this policy.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

University Leadership (MA)

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

The Following Items Must Be Submitted:
  1. Submit Your Application and Supplemental Application Materials through the application system. You must submit the Application for your desired program plus the Supplemental Application Materials in order to complete this part of the application process. See below for additional application requirements.
  2. Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (non-refundable).
  3. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue a Leadership degree.
  4. Résumé or vitae.
  5. An official copy of MAT or GRE test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies). Minimum MAT score is a 390; minimum GRE scores are Verbal 147, Quantitative 147, and Analytical Writing 3.5*
  6. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7.**
  7. Be available for an interview upon request.

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Lenoir-Rhyne University
Division of Enrollment Management
LR Box 7227
Hickory, NC 28603

*If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.

**Prospective students may be admitted based on unofficial transcripts and/or as courses are in progress. However, a final transcript must be received prior to a student enrolling at Lenoir-Rhyne.

LRU SCHOOL CODES

FAFSA - 002941

Miller Analogies Test (MAT) - 1358

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) - 5365

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) 5365 For MBA applicants only