Graduate Requirements

All students applying for graduate admission to the University must complete an application, have a conferred undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited school, and meet programmatic requirements as determined by the degree program or school.

Masters of Business Administration (MBA), MBA-Accounting, and MBA-Healthcare Management

  • Free online application
  • Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 3.0 GPA. 2.5-3.0 will be considered with the submission of a personal statement. Official transcript required.
  • GRE or GMAT are not required

Masters of Education (MEd) - Educational Leadership

  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. or international institution
  • Official transcripts showing conferral of a 4-year bachelor’s equivalent degree are required from degree-granting institutions other than the University of Mount Olive.
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Four years as a licensed professional educator
  • Three letters of recommendation from an individual who can attest to the candidate’s academic ability and/or leadership potential.  Physical signature required.
  • Writing Requirement
    • Letter format using 12 point font (e.g. Times New Roman).
    • Double spaced text and addressed to the Division of Education
    • Essay length: 2-3 pages
    • The letter of application must include your personal definition of educational leadership and a description of your career goals and interests in pursuing graduate study.
  • GRE or GMAT are not required

Master of Science in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health

As a part of the Master of Science in Counseling:  Clinical Mental Health, applicants will be required to:

  • Submit response to two personal statements to include the following (250 word minimum for each question):
    1.  How does the Masters of Science in Counseling:  Clinical Mental Health program support your professional goals?  And, why is this graduate degree in counseling the right one for this season of your life?
    2.  Describe a time when you received feedback that was difficult to hear in the moment.  How did you respond?  How did the experience impact you directly?
  • Submit a resume.
  • Submit letters of recommendation from professional sources (e.g. undergraduate professors/advisers; employers; organizational leaders of volunteer organizations in which the applicant has worked; or clergy) that can speak to the applicant’s character, fitness for the counseling profession, ability to successfully manage graduate level coursework, two or three areas of personal and/or academic strengths of the applicant, and any areas for growth. Letters of recommendation submitted by the applicant should include the organization’s logo, a recommender signature, and recommender contact information (email and phone number).  Letters of recommendation should be submitted as a PDF document.
  • Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 3.0 GPA. 2.5-3.0 will be considered based on submission of the personal statement. Official transcript required.
  • Invitation to participate in a pre-admissions interview conducted by program faculty. Invitation to interview does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
  • Online new student orientation is required prior to the start of the program.
  • GRE or GMAT are not required.

Apply today and a personal UMO Admissions Representative will help guide you every step of the way.