Graduate Admissions

Don't Be a Number. Be a Lion.

At major universities or in large-scale online programs, graduate students can feel faceless – only represented by their student ID or simply faceless icons on a screen. At Piedmont University, the graduate student experience is defined by small class sizes that allow students to receive personalized attention and create meaningful relationships with professors and fellow classmates. Whether online or in-person, very few, if any, universities can provide the personal experience and quality education offered at Piedmont.

Plus, Piedmont University now offers a personal concierge to help you navigate your graduate education experience. You can reach your peak at Piedmont University.

Graduate Programs

ProgramOnline or In-PersonTime to Completion*
Master of Business Administration (MBA)Online18 months
Certificate of Logistics & Supply Chain ManagementOnline6-8 months
Master of Arts in EducationBoth16 months
Master of Arts in TeachingBoth16-20 months
Education SpecialistOnline20 months
Doctorate of EducationHybrid< 72 months
Education CertificateBothVaries
Education EndorsementsOnline12 months
Master of Arts in Professional CounselingOnline28 months
Master of Science in Athletic TrainingIn-Person24 months
Master of Science in Health and Human PerformanceIn-Person14 months
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (Fall 2023)In-Person24 months

*Time to completion based on full-time enrollment. For some programs, credit hour requirements vary by concentration.

WE PROVIDE RIGOROUS AND RELEVANT ACADEMIC PROGRAMS THAT BLEND THEORY AND EDUCATION.
Steve Nimmo, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

How To Apply

Those interested in a graduate program, whether on-site or online, need to complete an online application for their specific program of study. A $25 non-refundable application fee is required upon application submission. A $50 non-refundable fee applies to the EdD program application.

Each of our graduate programs has unique admission requirements related to the application process. Review specific admission requirements for your program of interest.

Also, and as with any of our graduate programs, please submit your application as soon as possible. All graduate deadlines are rolling deadlines. Please don’t hesitate to apply and if you have any issues with your application before the published deadline, please contact us as an extension may be available.

Application Deadlines

Most graduate program application deadlines are as follows:

  • Spring Semester: December 1
  • Summer Semester: April 15
  • Fall Semester: Deadline extended – please apply.

Select programs have alternative start dates:
MS in Athletic Training Application Deadline: January 15
Educational Leadership Certification Application Deadline: April 15
On-Campus Educational Specialist Application Deadline (Fall start only): July 1*
*Students pursuing this degree online – programs begin every semester
Doctorate of Education (Fall start only) Application Deadline: January 1
Completed applications must be filed by January 15. Acceptance reviews will begin in early January.

TOP 5 REASONS TO CHOOSE PIEDMONT

Unlike other universities, you do not have to take an admissions exam to enter into one of our graduate programs.
At Piedmont, our student to teacher ratio is 10:1 so you’re not just a number.
Piedmont has exceptional ratings in the areas of value, academics, and diversity.
Piedmont students have access to both a student concierge and career services – helping graduates use their advanced degrees for career advancement. Some universities have hidden fees.
At Piedmont, we provide all costs to you upfront so there are no surprises.

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