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Admission Process

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You may apply for admission to either of Augsburg University’s Graduate Education Programs if you have received or are planning to receive a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university prior to enrolling in a program. From there we ask for:

  • General Application Information
  • Official Transcripts
  • Completed Writing Prompt
  • MA in Teaching Only: attendance at a group or individual information session

*Augsburg does not require the GRE or letters of recommendation


Official transcripts for every undergraduate credit that were part of your bachelor’s degree are needed for the graduate application process. Transcripts from any previous graduate level work are also needed. You can send your transcripts to Augsburg University by electronic transfer or by mail.

Graduate admission into the MAT and MAE degree program for additional licensure requires applicants to hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a scale of A = 4.0).

Upon acceptance to the MAT program, candidate transcripts are evaluated to determine any prior coursework that may be applied to the teaching license. Additionally, prior coursework is evaluated to be sure that an equivalent of the Liberal Arts Foundation in Augsburg’s undergraduate program has been met.

If prompted by your institution to provide an e-mail address to which e-transcripts can be sent, please send to Transcripts sent via mail should be sent to: Graduate Admissions, 2211 Riverside Ave, Campus Box 65. Minneapolis, MN 55454.


If your bachelor’s degree was earned at an institution outside of the United States, Augsburg requires an official U.S. degree equivalency evaluation. The evaluation report should be sent directly to graduate admissions.

International transcript evaluations should include the following:

  • Course by course evaluation of credentials to determine if your degree is equivalent to an accredited U.S. bachelor’s degree.
  • Calculation of grade point average to demonstrate your cumulative grade point average using the standard U.S. grading system, i.e., A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0, F=0.0.
  • Translation to English (if applicable)

We recommend applicants use one of the following services:

  • World Education Services, Inc. – website:
  • Educational Credential Evaluators – website:


As part of the application form, you will be asked to create a 4-8 paragraph structured essay.

Please write 1-2 paragraphs on each of the four professional responsibility themes:

  1. Relationships
  2. Reflection and Inquiry
  3. Diversity and Equity
  4. Leadership

For each of the four responsibility themes, please indicate one area of strength on the chart that you already exhibit and cite how you have used this strength in your personal, volunteer or professional life.  Also, indicate one area of growth within that theme that you plan to focus on during your teacher preparation program. Finally, create a goal or strategy to foster your development in the growth area that you have chosen.

Before you upload your essay, be sure you have a minimum of 4 paragraphs and a maximum of 8 paragraphs. Be sure you have addressed all four areas of professional responsibility indicating your strength, area of growth and goal for development


Graduate Admissions Office
Augsburg University, CB 65
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Fax: 612-330-1590

Phone: 612-330-1101



Applications submitted and files completed after deadlines may be reviewed if space permits and enough time remains for a file review.

Fall Term (begins in September)

  • Deadline is July 15 for M.A. in Teaching
  • Deadline is August 1 for M.A. in Education
  • Registration opens in March

Spring Term (MA in Teaching only, begins in January)

  • Deadline is December 15
  • Registration opens in November

Summer Term (begins in May)

  • Deadline is April 15
  • Registration opens March

Applications are processed on a rolling basis.

International Students are strongly encouraged to submit all application materials by the priority application deadlines.

Credit Evaluation

Once you are admitted, you will receive an official credit evaluation of your previous academic work, along with a personalized advising video walking you through the evaluation, course recommendations, and long term plans.