Application Checklist (Ed.S./Ed.D.)

Please complete step one and two to reserve your seat in the cohort:


Application for Graduate Admission

Complete and submit the graduate application by clicking the button.


Application Fee

Please click the button to submit your non-refundable $25 application fee.


Once your seat has been reserved, please follow the remaining steps to complete your admissions file:


Financial Aid and Payment Options

Determine how you plan to pay for the program: Financial Aid or Pay-As-You-Go.

If using Financial Aid, Complete the FAFSA online. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible.

If using a Pay-As-You-Go plan, click the button for more information.


Official Transcripts

Belhaven University requires an official transcript showing a conferred Master’s Degree in Education or related field, with a minimum 3.0 GPA and 1) Official Bachelor’s Degree Transcript from a regionally accredited college or university and 2) All Official Graduate-Level Academic Transcripts from regionally accredited colleges and/or universities. To expedite processing, please request to have your official transcripts sent electronically to


Verification of Experience Form

Applicants must verify a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience for admission in to the program. Please complete included form and return to Graduate Information Office.


Letters of Recommendation

Three professional Letters of Recommendation are to be submitted. For each of these, the easiest and fastest way to submit is to use our online system to send a reference form to each of your intended recommenders.


Two Artifacts

All applicants will submit 2 artifacts that clearly demonstrate their leadership potential within his/her most current position. Examples: samples of curriculum guides, letters of communications to parents, workshop presentations, power points, etc.


GRE or MAT Test Scores

Applicants are required to submit current Official Test Scores (no more than 5 years old) from the Millers Analogy Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE).



Applicants will need to submit an essay describing their background, career goals, and reasons for applying for this program. The essay should include an overview of the experiences in teaching, administrative duties, or other employment opportunities related to involvement in the PK-12 education profession. This should be 3-5 pages in length.


These steps only required for licensure track:


Copy of Current Teacher’s License

Belhaven University will download a copy of your teaching license as long as it is available in the state database. If we are unable to locate a copy of your license, you will need to upload a current Mississippi valid standard teaching license by clicking the button.


Internship Supervision Form

Please use our online system to send an electronic request for the Agreement Form to the administrator of your choice only after you have spoken to and received agreement from the supervisor you are identifying.


Additional application steps are pending confirmation- by reserving your seat in a program, we will be able to keep you updated on additional steps as they are confirmed leading up until the start date.