Admission Process

student5Ready to get started on the path to your master’s degree? Admissions are handled on a “rolling” basis, with students admitted at the beginning of the fall, spring, and summer terms. There are many ways to begin:

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1. Apply Online (secure web site)

2. Download Admission Materials in PDF Format

Master of Arts in Leadership Application Instructions

Master of Arts in Leadership Admissions application

Master of Arts in Leadership Recommendation Checklist

Master of Arts in Leadership Transcript Request Form

3. Request an Application by Mail

Just e-mail us at malinfo@augsburg.edu and we’ll mail you an application.

Application Deadlines

Late Summer (Hybrid Format)

  • Priority Deadline is June 1
  • Final Deadline is July 1

Fall Term (Classic Classroom Face-to-Face Format)

  • Priority Deadline is July 15
  • Final Deadline is August 15

Spring Term

  • Priority Deadline is November 15
  • Final Deadline is December 15

Summer Term

  • Priority Deadline is March 15
  • Final Deadline is April 15

Application Checklist

A complete application should include the following:

  • Completed application form.
  • $35.00 non-refundable application fee mailed to Graduate Admissions Office.  Fee is waived if the online application is used.
  • A 1-3 page personal statement relating the applicant’s educational background, work history and career  goals to leadership aspirations.
  • Recommendation letter and checklist from an immediate supervisor, assessing leadership potential
  • Recommendation letter and checklist from a work colleague (at the same level) describing the applicant’s work style and leadership potential
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended, listing all courses taken and any degree(s) conferred. Have official academic transcripts from all previously attended post secondary institutions on their original transcripts (including colleges, universities, and vocational/technical schools and PSEO credits) sent directly to Augsburg.  To request a transcript, call or email the registrar’s office at your prior institution. Transcripts from any previous graduate level work are also needed.
  • You may request your official transcripts from your past institutes of higher learning and send them to Augsburg College by mail or electronic transfer.By mail:
    Graduate Admissions Office, CB 65
    Augsburg College
    2211 Riverside Ave.
    Minneapolis, MN 55454

    By electronic transfer:

    Augsburg College uses Scrip-Safe, Docufide/Parchment as official transfer services.  If you wish to use a different transfer service, please call 855-682-6120 to check on the feasibility of other options.  Please send documents to admissiondocs@augsburg.edu

    After you request an electronic transcript, please send an email to gradinfo@augsburg.edu indicating that a transcript has been ordered.  Include your name, desired degree program, electronic transfer service used and the name of the sending institution.

Applicants may be asked to participate in an interview with graduate program faculty and/or staff members.