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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:


  • Fill out the inquiry form
  • Call our office today at 612-330-1101 and schedule a one-on-one session with an advisor
  • Attend an upcoming Information Session
  • Visit campus and take a tour
  • E-mail us at


1. Pick Your Term to Apply

2. Master of Arts in Leadership Application Instructions

Application Deadlines

Late Summer (Hybrid Format)

  • Final Deadline is July 1

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

  • Priority Deadline is July 15
  • 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 May 1

Application Checklist

A complete application should include the following:

  • Completed application form
  • A 1-3 page personal statement in response to the prompts that can be found in the application.
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation are preferred.  If you decide to provide name(s), please choose two people, faculty or colleagues, to write letters of recommendation on your behalf who can comment on outstanding qualities they have seen in you, your academic/professional potential, leadership potential, and your ability to handle graduate level work.
  • Applicants must submit an official transcript(s) from the regionally-accredited institution granting the Bachelor’s degree and the most recently attended institution, if not the same. Military veterans are required to submit all official transcripts from previously attended institutions to qualify for military benefits. In the case where prerequisite requirements exist or transfer credits or waivers are sought, official transcripts are required from institutions at which the prerequisites or equivalents were completed. The Program Director may ask for additional transcripts if determined to be necessary. To request a transcript, call or email the registrar’s office at your prior institution.
  • You may request your official transcript from your past institution of higher learning and send it to Augsburg University by mail or electronic transfer.
    By mail:

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

    By electronic transfer:

    Augsburg University uses Scrip-Safe, Docufide/Parchment/Clearing House as official transfer services.  If you wish to use a different transfer service, please call 612-330-1101 to check on the feasibility of other options.  Please send documents to

    After you request an electronic transcript, please send an email to 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.