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Admission Information

Whether your goal is to update your professional skills or advance your career, Lenoir-Rhyne University offers a graduate program that is right for you. With over 30 master degree programs to choose from, flexible scheduling with evening and weekend classes, and experienced faculty to provide the guidance you need to succeed – LR makes earning your master’s degree a reality.

Programs are offered across our three campuses and many are fully online, allowing you to begin in any semester and complete the program at a pace that fits your busy schedule.

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
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Occupational Therapy

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.

If you are thinking about applying, have already applied, or have been accepted we are here to help answer any questions you may have about enrollment.


Admission Tracks

Students can enroll in our graduate programs through a Traditional Admission Track or a Career Admission Track, which is designed for applicants who have distinguished themselves in the workplace or community.

International Students

Hickory Program Requirements

Asheville Program Requirements

Columbia Program Requirements

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS)

Online and Distance Program Requirements

Note About Standardized Testing

During this challenging time, we are aware that many prospective graduate students are unable to access standardized testing. In response, we may be able to waive this requirement for summer and fall 2021 admission. Please do not let the inability to access a standardized test deter your admission process. Contact your graduate school enrollment counselor for more information.


FAFSA - 002941

Miller Analogies Test (MAT) - 1358

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) - 5365

CASPA GRE - 7553

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