1. Applicants must be a graduate of a four-year regionally accredited college or university.

2. A minimum, overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale).


A minimum mean score on 2 out of 3 parts (verbal, quantitative, analytical writing) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)General test.


A GPA of 3.5 on 6 hours of Longwood graduate courses that are part of the degree program that you wish to apply. These courses must have been taken as a non-degree seeking student within the last 12 months.

3. A Personal essay of at least 500 words.

Your personal essay should address:

  • Your reasons for pursuing a graduate education.
  • Your career goals and how your intended graduate program would help to meet them.
  • Prior work/life experiences which relate to your program interests.
  • How you believe you're capable of completing your graduate program.

4. Two recommendations related to your professional work.

A minimum of two recommendations from faculty, supervisors or professional contacts and submitted with your application materials. Please see submission guidelines on the recommendation form.

Additional Program Specific Requirements

Communication Sciences and Disorders, Master of Science

**Interested graduate students are invited to attend one of our CSD Open Houses**

1. Applicants to this program must have either an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders OR an undergraduate degree in an unrelated discipline with a minimum, overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale)

2. Scores from the General Test of the GRE taken within the last five years.

The following courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better prior to enrollment in graduate level course work (courses deemed comparable and approved by the CSD graduate faculty may be substituted):

  • Anatomy & Physiology of Speech & Hearing Mechanisms
  • Phonetics (Transcription)
  • Speech Science
  • Introduction to Audiology & Hearing Science
  • Language Development Across the Lifespan
  • Phonology & Language Disorders
  • Neurology of Human Communication
  • Morphology & Syntax
  • Introduction to Clinical Practice
  • Sign Language

Students can be admitted without these courses and will complete them during their first two semesters on campus. The length of the program: five to six semesters with an undergraduate degree in Communication Science and Disorders and eight to nine semester without an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

To Apply

1) Complete the CSDCAS Application. The following components are required with the CSDCAS application:

  • Three recommendations attesting to the applicant's potential to successfully complete graduate study. Longwood CSD undergraduates: at least two of the three from faculty other than Longwood CSD faculty. 
  • GRE Scores no more than five years old.  Institution Code - 0068
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. All official transcripts MUST be sent to CSDCAS at this address: CSDCAS Verification Department, PO Box 9113, Watertown, MA 02471
  • Personal essay (500 words or more) which includes the following: a discussion of the student's reasons for seeking graduate education, the student's career goals, and how the graduate program in communication sciences and disorders will prepare him or her to meet those goals, prior work/life experiences which relate to interest in and aptitude for the graduate program, and the student's perception of his or her intellectual capacity to successfully complete the graduate program.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae that detail your work experience, education, leadership and professional organization activities, and scholarly activities, including publications, presentations, research, honors and awards.

2) Complete the Longwood University Online Application, pages 1, 2, 4 (if applicable), and 5.

Deadline: The February 1st deadline is an absolute deadline for both applications with all required application materials received by that date for the CSDCAS application. CSDCAS advises that it takes four weeks after achieving 'complete' status for the application to be in 'verified' status. Applications in Complete status by February 1st will be considered, but applications in Verified status will be considered in the first round. 

Application Review Process: Applications are reviewed once after the February 1st deadline for consideration for admission to the subsequent fall semester. Applicants are sent notification of a decision no later than March 15th and must accept the offer-of-admission by submitting a deposit by April 15th. Deposits are refundable provided a written withdrawal/refund request is submitted to the College of Graduate & Professional Studies prior to June 30th. Students accepted for the fall semester are given the option of taking courses the preceding summer.

Need Help? CSDCAS Customer service is available Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. Phone: (617) 612-2030; Email: csdcassinfo@csdcas.org

Business Administration, Master of Business Administration

1. Three letters of recommendation, one must be from a professional source

2. Essay

3. Graduate application form

4. $50 application fee

5. Scores from the GMAT, or an approved GMAT Waiver, or GRE.

GMAT Waiver Request(pdf)

A GMAT waiver is available to applicants that can demonstrate preparedness for success in the quantitatively-oriented coursework of an MBA program through at least one of the following:

  • Completion of a master’s or doctoral level degree from an accredited institution. This includes the JD, MD, Ph.D. and other degrees.
  • Completion of a minimum of seven years of post-bachelor’s, professional and progressive work experience that reflects substantial responsibility, particularly in such areas as budgets, finance, operations and staff supervision, and which demonstrates applied quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Possession of professional certifications with a quantitative focus, such as the CPA, CFA, FINRA, Six Sigma, etc.

The decision to grant the GMAT waiver rests with the MBA Program Office and the MBA Council. This will be done as quickly as possible, but applicants are encouraged to submit their GMAT waiver requests as early in the admission cycles as possible in case there are questions, additional information is needed, or the GMAT requirement is not waived.

Satisfaction of the above criteria does not constitute an automatic waiver, nor does eligibility for a GMAT waiver guarantee admission. All waiver decisions are final.

To request a GMAT waiver, please complete the GMAT waiver request form and all accompanying support documents to the Longwood MBA Program Office at mba@longwood.edu or:

MBA Program Office
Longwood University
103 Hiner
201 High St.
Farmville, VA 23909

6. Applicants who have not completed the following undergraduate principles level courses must take the appropriate MBA foundations courses (1 credit each, and only offered summers) before enrolling in any other MBA courses: 

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Statistics

Credits earned in these courses will not count toward the 36 credit hours required for the degree, nor will they count toward the student's graduate GPA. The grades in the MBA foundations courses may not be used to satisfy the GPA admission criteria. 


Education/Counselor Education, Master of Science

Applicants must provide a criminal background check. Counselor Education Background Check Instructions (pdf)

Education/Elementary & Middle School Mathematics, Master of Science

Applicants are expected to have two years teaching experience including mathematics curriculum.

Education/Educational Leadership, Master of Science

Applicants are expected to have two years teaching experience and the recommendation of their principal or assistant principal.

Reading, Literacy & Learning, Master of Science

Applicants are expected to be currently employed in a school division or have a minimum of two years teaching experience under a full-time teaching contract and the capacity to work directly with students in an educational setting as they proceed through the program.

Reading, Literacy & Learning Professional Endorsement programs

Applicants must have a master's degree, a valid postgraduate professional teaching license and three years of teaching experience.

Degree or professional endorsement programs

A valid Virginia Collegiate Professional Teaching license or equivalent from another state is required as a prerequisite in specified programs. See individual program listings.

Initial licensure programs

A passing Praxis Core Academics for Educators score OR equivalent SAT or ACT scores OR passing VCLA scores plus the equivalent SAT or ACT or passing Praxis Core Academics for Educators: Math score are required if applying to one of the programs leading to initial teaching licensure.