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A Guide to Graduate Admissions At Southern 

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Every one of our educators brings real-world experience to the classroom so that graduates emerge ready to make a positive and lasting impact in their fields of work and the community around them.

As a faith-based institution, our courses are taught through a Christian lens to harmonize God’s teachings with the practical skills that students need to be successful in their academic and professional careers.

On this page, you will find helpful information about the admissions process, how to apply for financial aid, and the graduate programs offered at Southern.


How Admissions Works

Financial Aid and Tuition Assistance

Graduate Programs at Southern

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How the Admissions Process Works

Each program's application deadlines, eligibility requirements, and admissions process vary, but some of the basic fundamentals hold true across all programs.

Download the Application Checklist to get everything you need to know about:

  • Submitting an application
  • Important dates and deadlines 
  • The process for international students
  • The specifics for each graduate program at Southern



Financial Aid and Tuition Assistance

Southern is committed to creating a graduate school experience that’s as affordable and accessible as possible. We provide a variety of tuition assistance resources to help students like you earn their graduate degrees and fulfill their personal and professional goals.

With budgeting options, graduate assistantships, and monthly payment plans, your graduate degree is closer than you think. To explore financial assistance options, start by filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at

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Financing Your Graduate Degree at Southern Adventist University

In this guide, we’ll explore the ROI of earning your degree, how to finance it, and how Southern's program is designed to be affordable and flexible.

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Southern Graduate Programs

The programs at Southern offer the opportunities to pursue your academic goals, learn from world-class educators, and be part of a community of dedicated professionals like you who want to make a difference in their fields.


You can learn more about each of our programs below:


Earn your MBA and become part of the next generation of faith-based business leaders, innovators, and impact-makers.

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Computer Science

With your passion for computer science and our in-depth coursework, you’ll be able to deliver incredible value to your organization and increase your earning potential.

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Your passion for helping others can make a real, tangible impact in the lives those who need it most.

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Southern’s graduate degrees in Education are designed for teachers who want to reach new achievements so that their students can do the same.

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Nursing professionals who earn advanced nursing degrees are prepared for amazing career opportunities, including increased opportunities, promotions, and engagement in an entirely new area of focus.

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The world needs spiritual leaders with the practical skills to serve a diverse church and society. Take the next step in your pastoral journey with our Religion Master’s programs.

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Social Work

Pursue your passion for helping people. Southern’s MSW program will prepare you for all levels of social work, from working with individuals and families to impacting communities and policies.

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To learn more about following your passion with a graduate or professional degree here at Southern, visit our Graduate Program Page

More flexible. More affordable. More valuable.

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Laurie Gauthier

Director of Graduate Marketing and
Enrollment Management


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Welcome! My primary goal is to help you reach yours, so give me a call, send me an email, or just stop by my office in Wright Hall. Whether you’d like to explore program options, schedule a campus visit, or just need to ask about application deadlines, no question is too big or too small. Let’s work together to help you accomplish your dreams!

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