Graduate Requirements & Procedures

Graduate Application Checklist

We will evaluate the student's character and potential for excellence in their desired program of study by examining all parts of their application, including grades, awards, statement of personal testimony, personal statement, pastor and professor recommendations, employment, extracurricular activities, etc.

  1. Complete the online OU Common Application ( Be sure to include:
    • 1. A written statement describing personal faith in Jesus Christ as it relates to a Christian conversion experience and/or development in Christian character.
    • 2. Submit your personal essay describing your purpose and goals in applying to Olivet University
  2. Complete the OU Supplement to the Common Application.
  3. Complete your portion (top) of the Graduate Recommendation Form and give it to your pastor, preferably from the Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches (EAPC).
  4. Complete your portion (top) of the Graduate Recommendation Form and give it to a faculty member from the last school you attended as a full-time student. Substitutions for faculty recommendations may include employers or others qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study.
  5. Submit three samples of professional work that demonstrates your competence for graduate study in your desired degree program. Relevant work samples should be sent addressed and sent directly to the respective colleges.
  6. Request that your official secondary and postsecondary school transcripts be sent from the school(s) attended directly to OU. Home school applicants are also welcome, though home school applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  7. Submit a signed copy of the Olivet University's Statement of Faith.
  8. If you are applying for financial aid, you must submit your Financial Aid application.
  9. 10. Pay the non-refundable OU Common Application Fee of $75.

Students applying to the following graduate degree programs must also meet the following requirements: Olivet Institute of Technology > M.A. Information Technology: Preparatory undergraduate course work required include: 1) Programming Fundamentals and Data Structures 2) Networking Fundamentals.