Thank you for your interest in Gardner-Webb University's post-graduate degree programs.
Application for Graduate Admission
Complete and submit the cohort application by clicking the button.
Graduate Cohort Registration Form
Complete the graduate cohort registration form by clicking the button.
Please click the button to submit your non-refundable $40 application fee. This button will take you directly to a secure online payment form.
Once your seat has been reserved, follow the remaining steps to complete your admissions file:
Financial Aid & 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.
Gardner-Webb University requires an official transcript showing an earned Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, in addition to all Master’s level transcripts, including any past graduate credits. The Privacy Act requires that each student request in writing that transcripts be released to the Graduate School Admissions Office.
Proof of a current North Carolina principal’s license or the equivalent is required for admission to the Ed.S. in Executive Leadership Studies or Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. Proof of a current North Carolina teaching license or commensurate experience is required for admission to the Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction. You must have a minimum of three years of experience in the education field, preferably in administration. Please attach a copy of your license by clicking the button to the right, or fax or mail a copy to the number or address below. A copy of your license is typically available in your personnel file with your school or district.
*If you are a licensed educator in South Carolina, you must submit an out-of-state/online-program approval form to the SC Department of Education and provide a copy of the letter of approval you receive from SCDOE in order for Gardner-Webb to recommend you for licensure in SC.
Three Professional Reference Forms
Personal Goal Statement
Please submit a personal essay explaining your purpose for obtaining an advanced degree from Gardner-Webb University.
GRE/MAT score or current National Board Certification
National Board Certification or an official copy of your score report from the GRE/MAT is required for admission. If submitting test scores, the exam must have been taken during the last 5 years.
No GRE or MAT test required for Ed.D. candidates