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HOW TO APPLY

We are excited about your interest in applying to Northwest Nazarene University! We want to make the graduate application process as simple as possible.
Each graduate program at NNU has a slightly different set of admission requirements, but the first step in the application process is to fill out the general graduate student admission application.
After you have submitted the graduate student admission application, you will be connected with the admission counselor for your desired program. At that point, you'll be asked to submit a few additional materials, which may include transcripts from your previous university, recommendations and/or an essay.
Please contact us at 1-877-NNU-4-YOU or (208) 467-8000 and let us know how we can help.
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Program Specific Admission Information

Some graduate programs have specific admission application requirements. Choose a program from the list below to learn more.

Counseling (MS)

Deadlines to receive completed application packets are Feb. 15 for the fall start and Sept. 15 for a spring (Jan.) start.


Application Requirements
 

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • The GRE is required for applicants with a GPA below 3.0. Applicants above a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA may submit GRE scores to supplement their application files. However, the GRE is not required for those with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • An appropriate fit between the applicant and the program, as determined by references, a program interview, a resume, a biographical background, and a paper on the student's view of counseling.
  • Strong evidence of a fit between the applicant and the dispositions needed to be an effective counselor, through the lens of ratings on the research-based characteristics of effective helpers.
  • Upon acceptance into the Counselor Education Masters Program you will be required to undergo fingerprinting and a background check.  This process will be at the expense of the student and will take place within the first 12 credits of the program.  Any non-disclosure or falsification of information within the application process may be cause for removal from the program.

 

Application
 

To apply for admission to the Counselor Education Program:
 

  1. Fill out the online application
  2. Submit a $50 non-refundable application fee with your online application or by calling the Business Office at 208-467-8591.
  3. Submit a resume. Resume can be emailed to gradadultinfo@nnu.edu.
  4. Submit two NNU professional reference forms using our online Graduate Counselor Education Recommendation form. The references should be from professional colleagues who are familiar with your academic and professional capabilities and/or faculty members familiar with your academic ability.
  5. Submit a two page, typed, double spaced paper covering your personal and professional biographical background. Essay can be emailed to gradadultinfo@nnu.edu.
  6. Submit a two page, typed, double spaced paper with your definition of counseling and what you believe you offer as a professional to this field in terms of personal qualities and professional experiences. Essay can be emailed to gradadultinfo@nnu.edu.
  7. Request an official sealed transcript from the institution where you received your baccalaureate degree (must be from a regionally accredited institution), plus any official transcripts that show graduate work other than Continuing Studies courses.

Transcripts may be sent through a secure electronic delivery system to gradadultinfo@nnu.edu or may be sent to: 


Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Blvd.
Nampa, ID 83686
 

Note: Faxed transcripts are not official. Students who earn degrees outside of the United States must have a complete evaluation of their transcripts by a member of NACES to ensure undergraduate degree equivalents. Visit www.naces.org to locate a member. Exceptions are: all Nazarene Universities and Northwest University in China.

 

Interview
 

After all application materials are received, eligible applicants are invited to interview for the program and will be contacted with appointment days.  No interview will be set up until all application materials have been received.  You should receive information about interview dates approximately one week after the application materials deadline of February 15 or September 15.

 

The interview process is designed to assist the faculty in determining the fit between the applicant and the program/profession.  This process consists of an individual interview, group interview, role play, and creating a writing sample. Based upon available research and literature in counseling, the program seeks to admit students who best reflect key characteristics of effective counselors in the field.

 

Admission interviews take place in late February or early March for fall entrance and late September or early October for spring entrance to the program.  

 

Applicants will receive a letter informing them of their admission status approximately three weeks after the interview.


Selection Criteria
 

Written Work Rating

Written work submitted by applicants is rated on:

  • Personal and professional development
  • Openness to self-examination
  • Writing ability

 

Interview Rating

During the interview, applicants are evaluated in the following areas:

 

  • Analytical/Academic
    • Clarity (ability to think clearly and articulate thoughts)
    • Creativity (ability to analyze a situation and come up with creative solutions; to also think outside of what is obvious)
    • Reasoning (demonstrates high level thinking and an ability to make connections between concepts)
    • Academic and professional success (demonstrates a history of and potential for future success both academically and professional)
    • Technological competence and computer literacy
    • Shows potential to meet the university outcomes of creative engagement and academic excellence in the field of counseling
  • Disposition
    • Career goals and objectives (fit between applicant goals and the program)
    • Growth and development (demonstrates a history of growth and capacity for continued growth)
    • Openness to self-examination and change (willingness to look at self and a humbleness to accept short comings)
    • Genuine and congruent (in their communication and descriptions of self)
    • Flexible (demonstrates an ability to adjust to changing circumstances)
    • Shows potential to meet the university outcome of Christ-like character in the field of counseling

 

  • Interpersonal/Social
    • Personality (warm, caring, and empathic)
    • Interpersonal relationships skills (demonstrates natural helper skills)
    • Acceptance and openness to others (demonstrates a desire and openness to individual and cultural differences)
    • Communication skills (demonstrates an ability to both communicate and listen effectively)
    • Shows potential to meet the university outcomes of social responsiveness in the field of counseling

 

Note for Non-admitted Students

Counseling applicants may complete a maximum of six credit hours at NNU before being admitted into the counseling program. The Counselor Education program at NNU does not guarantee, either directly or indirectly, that students who take Counselor Education classes prior to admission will:

 

  1. Be admitted into the Counselor Education program;
  2. Receive a refund of monies spent on classes beyond the regular refund dates; or
  3. Be able to transfer class credits into a degree program when classes are taken prior to admission.

Also, non-admitted students are not legally eligible to receive a student loan until they are officially admitted into a program. Therefore, any classes taken as a non-degree seeking student, will need to be paid for up front or worked out through a payment plan with the Business Office.

 

Deadline to apply as a non-degree student is 2 weeks prior to a class start.

Curriculum, Instruction, and Innovation (MED)

Application Requirements

 

The following requirements must be received by Admissions a minimum of one week before classes start, in the form indicated (i.e., online, mailed or emailed).

 

For mail:

Northwest Nazarene University, Attention Graduate Admissions,

623 University Boulevard,

Nampa, ID, 83686

 

For email: gradeducationinfo@nnu.edu

 

  1. Online: application and $50 non-refundable application fee.
  2. Online: One online Supervisor Recommendation Form.
  3. Online: two online recommendation forms completed by professional colleagues.
  4. Email or mail: a copy of candidate’s teaching certificate (if applicable).
  5. Email or mail: evidence of writing competency through an essay based on the essay guidelines.
  6. Email or mail: Official transcript(s) showing completed bachelor’s degree as well as any graduate credits completed may be submitted by your institution(s)' electronic transmittal service to gradadultinfo@nnu.edu. If your institution does not have this service, official, sealed transcripts may be mailed.

 

Admission Requirements

After receiving the application requirements, the Graduate Education Admissions Committee will consider each candidate for admission to the M.Ed. program. Each candidate must have the following:

 

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited college or university.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the Master's Degree.
  3. Approval by the Graduate Education Admissions Committee.
  4. After Committee approval: Admitted student must register and pay the one-time fee for the approved accreditation and assessment software.

Masters of Education - Exceptional Child (MED)

Application Requirements

 

The following requirements must be received by Admissions a minimum of one week before classes start, in the form indicated (i.e., online, mailed or emailed).

 

For mail:

Northwest Nazarene University, Attention Graduate Admissions,

623 University Boulevard,

Nampa, ID, 83686

 

For email: gradeducationinfo@nnu.edu

 

  1. Online: application and $50 non-refundable application fee.
  2. Email or mail: Official transcripts may be submitted by your institution(s)' electronic transmittal service to gradadultinfo@nnu.edu. If your institution does not have this service, official, sealed transcripts may be mailed. Transcripts must be from the regionally accredited institution(s) where candidate received a bachelor's degree.
  3. Email or mail: a copy of candidate’s teaching certificate.
  4. Online: One online Supervisor Recommendation Form.
  5. Online: two online recommendation forms completed by professional colleagues.
  6. Email to gradadultinfo@nnu.edu: evidence of writing competency through an essay based on the essay guidelines.

 

Admission Requirements

After receiving the application requirements, the Graduate Education Admissions Committee will consider each candidate for admission to the M.Ed. program. Each candidate must have the following:

 

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited college or university.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the Master's Degree.
  3. Approval by the Graduate Education Admissions Committee.

Educational Leadership (EDD)

Application Requirements

The following requirements are online, mailed, by phone, or emailed as indicated.

 

For mail:

Northwest Nazarene University,

Attention Graduate Admissions,

623 University Boulevard,

Nampa, ID, 83686

 

For email: gradeducationinfo@nnu.edu


Note: application deadline is October 1 for a January start.

 

  1. Online: application and $50 non-refundable application fee.
  2. Mail: Official transcripts may be submitted by your institution(s)' electronic transmittal service. If your institution does not have this service, official, sealed transcripts may be mailed. Transcripts must be from the regionally accredited institution(s) where candidate received one of the following: an Ed.S. degree OR a master’s degree and post-master’s educational leadership credits.
  3. Phone: an interview for most students with the Doctoral Program Director and designated faculty from the Department of Graduate Education.
  4. Online:  Two online recommendation forms completed by professional colleagues that provide evidence of scholarly abilities, aptitude for administration, and potential for successful completion of a doctoral program.
  5. Online: One Supervisor Recommendation Form (Recommendation Forms must be from 3 different individuals) completed by the applicant's current district superintendent (or designee) or by the applicant's lead supervisor.
  6. Email or mail: All applicants are required to submit a personal Statement of Purpose. Your statement should be focused, informative, and convey the following in 3-5 pages:
    • Your academic and professional interests
    • The reasons behind selecting this particular program and Northwest Nazarene University
    • How this degree will impact her/his role in the educational community.
  7. Email or mail: Please provide a 10-20 page paper that is representative of academic writing (i.e. thesis, journal article, and/or academic paper. The sample should provide evidence of research-based writing and include citations from outside sources. The writing sample should follow APA formatting (double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, margins, etc.).

 

Admission Requirements

 

After October 1 each year, the Graduate Education Admissions Committee will consider each candidate for admission to the doctoral program for the following January. Each candidate must have the following:

 

  1. A recognized specialist degree (Ed.S.) or its equivalent with a minimum of 30 semester graduate credits from an academic institution that is accredited by an official regional accreditation agency. The completed Ed.S. program must meet with the approval of the Doctoral Program Director. Additional courses may be required based upon recommendations from the program director. In particular, EDUC8677 - Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research is required.
  2. Applicants who have not earned an Ed.S. degree or its equivalent should apply to the Ed.S. program before applying to the doctoral program in Educational Leadership.
  3. A minimum grade point average of 3.5 in the student's Ed.S. program as indicated on official transcripts. The student must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 to continue in the doctoral program.
  4. Competency in the use of computer and Internet technology, and either access to or ownership of appropriate computer equipment. High-speed Internet access is required.
  5. Approval by the Graduate Education Admissions Committee.

Candidates may also be required to be interviewed by the Doctoral Program Director and designated faculty from the department of Graduate Education.

Educational Leadership (PHD)

Application Requirements

 

The following requirements are online, mailed, by phone, or emailed as indicated.

 

For mail: Northwest Nazarene University, Attention Graduate Admissions, 623 University Boulevard, Nampa, ID, 83686

 

For email: gradeducationinfo@nnu.edu. 

 

Note: application deadline is October 1 for a January start.

 

  1. Online: application and $50 non-refundable application fee.
  2. Mail: Official transcripts may be submitted by your institution(s)' electronic transmittal service. If your institution does not have this service, official, sealed transcripts may be mailed. Transcripts must be from the regionally accredited institution(s) where candidate received one of the following: an Ed.S. degree OR a master’s degree and post-master’s educational leadership credits.
  3. Phone: an interview for most students with the Doctoral Program Director and designated faculty from the Department of Graduate Education.
  4. Online:  Two online recommendation forms completed by professional colleagues that provide evidence of scholarly abilities, aptitude for administration, and potential for successful completion of a doctoral program.
  5. Online: one online Supervisor Recommendation Form completed by the applicant's current district superintendent (or designee) or by the applicant's lead supervisor.
  6. Email or mail: All applicants are required to submit a personal Statement of Purpose. Your statement should be focused, informative, and convey the following in 3-5 pages:
    • Your academic and professional interests
    • The reasons behind selecting this particular program and Northwest Nazarene University
    • How this degree will impact her/his role in the educational community.
  7. Please provide a 10-20 page paper that is representative of academic writing (i.e. thesis, journal article, and/or academic paper. The sample should provide evidence of research-based writing and include citations from outside sources. The writing sample should follow APA formatting (double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, margins, etc.).

 

Admission Requirements

 

After October 1 each year, the Graduate Education Admissions Committee will consider each candidate for admission to the doctoral program for the following January. Each candidate must have the following:

 

  1. A recognized specialist degree (Ed.S.) or its equivalent with a minimum of 30 semester graduate credits from an academic institution that is accredited by an official regional accreditation agency. The completed Ed.S. program must meet with the approval of the Doctoral Program Director. Additional courses may be required based upon recommendations from the program director. In particular, EDUC8677 - Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research is required.
  2. Applicants who have not earned an Ed.S. degree or its equivalent should apply to the Ed.S. program before applying to the doctoral program in Educational Leadership.
  3. A minimum grade point average of 3.5 in the student's Ed.S. program as indicated on official transcripts. The student must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 to continue in the doctoral program.
  4. Competency in the use of computer and Internet technology, and either access to or ownership of appropriate computer equipment. High-speed Internet access is required.
  5. Approval by the Graduate Education Admissions Committee.

 

Candidates may also be required to be interviewed by the Doctoral Program Director and designated faculty from the department of Graduate Education.

Educational Leadership - Building Administrator (EDS)

Application Requirements

 

The following requirements must be received by Admissions a minimum of one week before classes start in the indicated form (i.e., online, mailed or emailed).

 

For mail: Northwest Nazarene University, Attention Graduate Admissions, 623 University Boulevard, Nampa, ID, 83686

 

For email: gradeducationinfo@nnu.edu.

 

  1. Online: application and $50 non-refundable application fee.
  2. Email or Mail: Official transcripts may be submitted by your institution(s)' electronic transmittal service to gradadultinfo@nnu.edu. If your institution does not have this service, official, sealed transcripts may be mailed. Transcripts must be from the regionally accredited institution(s) where candidate received a bachelor's degree.
  3. Email or mail: a copy of candidate’s teaching certificate.
  4. Online:  Two online recommendation forms completed by professional colleagues.
  5. Online: One online Supervisor Recommendation Form
  6. Email to gradadultinfo@nnu.edu evidence of writing competency through an essay based on the essay guidelines.

 

Admission Requirements

 

After receiving the application requirements, the Graduate Education Admissions Committee will consider each candidate for admission to the Ed.S. program. Each candidate must have the following:

 

  1. A master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. 
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the master's program.
  3. Must have completed at least 2 years of certificated experience in an accredited elementary or secondary school working with children. Variances must be approved by the Program Director prior to admission.
  4. After Committee approval: Admitted student must register and pay the one-time fee for the approved accreditation and assessment software. This is found in the Orientation course.

Educational Leadership - Building Administrator (MED)

Application Requirements

The following requirements must be received by Admissions a minimum of one week before classes start in the indicated form (i.e., online, mailed or emailed).

 

For mail: Northwest Nazarene University, Attention Graduate Admissions, 623 University Boulevard, Nampa, ID, 83686

 

For email: gradeducationinfo@nnu.edu

 

  1. Online: application and $50 non-refundable application fee.
  2. Email or Mail: Official transcripts may be submitted by your institution(s)' electronic transmittal service to gradadultinfo@nnu.edu. If your institution does not have this service, official, sealed transcripts may be mailed. Transcripts must be from the regionally accredited institution(s) where candidate received a bachelor's degree.
  3. Email or mail: a copy of candidate’s teaching certificate.
  4. Online: Two online recommendation forms completed by professional colleagues.
  5. Online: One online Supervisor Recommendation Form
  6. Email to gradadultinfo@nnu.edu evidence of writing competency through an essay based on the essay guidelines.

 

Admission Requirements

 

After receiving the application requirements, the Graduate Education Admissions Committee will consider each candidate for admission to the M.Ed. program. Each candidate must have the following:

 

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited college or university.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the baccalaureate program.
  3. Must have completed at least 2 years of certificated experience in an accredited elementary or secondary school working with children. Variances must be approved by the Program Director prior to admission.
  4. Approval by the Graduate Education Admissions Committee.
  5. After Committee approval: Admitted student must register and pay the one-time fee for the approved accreditation and assessment software.

Educational Leadership - Curriculum, Instruction and Innovation (EDS)

Application Requirements

 

The following requirements must be received by Admissions a minimum of one week before classes start in the indicated form (i.e., online, mailed or emailed).

 

For mail: Northwest Nazarene University, Attention Graduate Admissions, 623 University Boulevard, Nampa, ID, 83686

 

For email: gradeducationinfo@nnu.edu.

 

  1. Online: application and $50 non-refundable application fee.
  2. Email or Mail: Official transcripts may be submitted by your institution(s)' electronic transmittal service to gradadultinfo@nnu.edu. If your institution does not have this service, official, sealed transcripts may be mailed. Transcripts must be from the regionally accredited institution(s) where candidate received a master's degree.
  3. Email or mail: a copy of candidate’s teaching certificate.
  4. Online:  Two online recommendation forms completed by professional colleagues.
  5. Online: One online Supervisor Recommendation Form
  6. Email or mail: evidence of writing competency through an essay based on the essay guidelines or a research paper completed during master’s courses.

 

Admission Requirements

 

After receiving the application requirements, the Graduate Education Admissions Committee will consider each candidate for admission to the Ed.S. program. Each candidate must have the following:

 

  1. A master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the master's program.
  3. After Committee approval: Admitted student must register and pay the one-time fee for the approved accreditation and assessment software.

Educational Leadership - Director of Special Ed (EDS)

Application Requirements

 

The following requirements must be received by Admissions a minimum of one week before classes start, in the indicated format (i.e., mailed emailed, or online).

 

For mail: Northwest Nazarene University, Attention Graduate Admissions, 623 University Boulevard, Nampa, ID, 83686

 

For email: gradeducationinfo@nnu.edu

 

  1. Online: application and $50 non-refundable application fee.
  2. Mail: Official transcripts may be submitted by your institution(s)' electronic transmittal service. If your institution does not have this service, official, sealed transcripts may be mailed. Transcripts must be from the regionally accredited institution(s) where candidate received a masters degree. The candidate needs to have a master’s degree in Special Education or be working as a Special Education Director. If neither of those is applicable, approval of the Program Director is required for application.
  3. Email or mail: a copy of candidate’s teaching certificate.
  4. Online:  Two online recommendation forms completed by professional colleagues.
  5. Online: One online Supervisor Recommendation Form
  6. Email or mail: evidence of writing competency through an essay based on the essay guidelines or a research paper completed during master’s courses.

 

Admission Requirements

 

After receiving the application requirements, the Graduate Education Admissions Committee will consider each candidate for admission to the Ed.S. program. Each candidate must have the following:

 

  1. A master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university for Ed.S. Director of Special Education.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the master's program.
  3. After Committee approval: Admitted student must register and pay the one-time fee for the approved accreditation and assessment software.
  4. Must have completed at least 2 years of certificated experience in an accredited elementary or secondary school working with children. Variances must be approved by the Program Director prior to admission.

Educational Leadership - Organizational Development (EDS)

Application Requirements

 

The following requirements must be received by Admissions a minimum of one week before classes start in the indicated form (i.e., online, mailed or emailed).

 

For mail: Northwest Nazarene University, Attention Graduate Admissions, 623 University Boulevard, Nampa, ID, 83686

 

For email: gradeducationinfo@nnu.edu.

 

  1. Online: application and $50 non-refundable application fee.
  2. Email or Mail: Official transcripts may be submitted by your institution(s)' electronic transmittal service to gradadultinfo@nnu.edu. If your institution does not have this service, official, sealed transcripts may be mailed. Transcripts must be from the regionally accredited institution(s) where candidate received a master's degree.
  3. Email or mail: a copy of candidate’s teaching certificate.
  4. Online:  Two online recommendation forms completed by professional colleagues.
  5. Online: One online Supervisor Recommendation Form
  6. Email or mail: evidence of writing competency through an essay based on the essay guidelines or a research paper completed during master’s courses.

 

Admission Requirements

 

After receiving the application requirements, the Graduate Education Admissions Committee will consider each candidate for admission to the Ed.S. program. Each candidate must have the following:

 

  1. A master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university for Ed.S. Director of Special Education.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the master's program.
  3. EDS Leadership and Organizational Development requires an earned master's degree.
  4. After Committee approval: Admitted student must register and pay the one-time fee for the approved accreditation and assessment software.

Educational Leadership - Superintendent (EDS)

Application Requirements

 

The following requirements must be received by Admissions a minimum of one week before classes start, in the indicated formation (online, mailed or emailed).

 

For mail: Northwest Nazarene University, Attention Graduate Admissions, 623 University Boulevard, Nampa, ID, 83686

 

For email: gradeducationinfo@nnu.edu

 

  1. Online: application and $50 non-refundable application fee.
  2. Mail: Official transcripts may be submitted by your institution(s)' electronic transmittal service. If your institution does not have this service, official, sealed transcripts may be mailed. Transcripts must be from the regionally accredited institution(s) where candidate received a masters degree.
  3. Email or mail: a copy of candidate’s teaching certificate.
  4. Email to gradadultinfo@nnu.edu: A copy of candidate’s Principal certification. If the candidate is not working as a building administrator or in the central office of a school district, approval of the Program Director is required for application.
  5. Online:  Two online recommendation forms completed by professional colleagues.
  6. Online: One online Supervisor Recommendation Form (Recommendation Forms must be from 3 different individuals).
  7. Email or mail: evidence of writing competency through an essay based on the essay guidelines or a research paper completed during master’s courses.
  8. Online: an Educational Leadership Evaluation Form from the candidate’s current superintendent (or designee). The recommendation forms and the evaluation form must be from different individuals.

 

Admission Requirements

 

After receiving the application requirements, the Graduate Education Admissions Committee will consider each candidate for admission to the Ed.S. program. Each candidate must have the following:

 

  1. A master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the master's program.
  3. EDS Leadership and Organizational Development requires an earned master's degree.
  4. After Committee approval: Admitted student must register and pay the one-time fee for the approved accreditation and assessment software.

Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)

Family Nurse Practitioner Admission Requirements

 

Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner program at Northwest Nazarene University is highly competitive and based on evaluation of all portions of the application. In addition to meeting the requirements of the University as described in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies Catalog, students must meet the requirements specified below:


Requirements for the Baccalaureate in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) Applicants

 

  • Submit a graduate application for admission with a $50 nonrefundable application fee by May 15th for admission into the fall cohort.
  • Submit a curriculum vita.
  • Submit official transcript(s) showing the completion of your BSN degree from a regionally accredited college or univeristy.
  • A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for all nursing courses completed.
  • Verification of current unencumbered licensure to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse within the United States.
  • International students will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Successfully complete (minimum grade of “C”) an undergraduate or graduate statistics course.
  • One year of clinical practice as a registered nurse preferred but not required,
  • Provide a Personal Goal Statement.
  • Submit three academic and/or professional recommendations (ex: supervisor, colleague, professor) to be completed online.
  • The FNP admission committee may request a pre-admission interview.  Video interviews may be arranged for applicants residing greater than 100 miles form the University campus.

 

Requirements for the Associate Degree RN to MSN-FNP Bridge Program

 

  • All Associate Degree Nurses must first apply for admission to the RN to BSN program to complete the general education prerequisites and required baccalaureate nursing content. .
  • A minimum grade of "B" (3.0) must be obtained in the prerequisite baccalaureate content nursing courses (NURS4100, 4113, 4114, 4115) for consideration of acceptance into the MSN FNP program.
  • After successful completion of the undergraduate prerequisites and baccalaureate content the associate degree nurse may then continue in the RN to BSN program or apply to the MSN FNP program by May 15th.
  • One year of clinical practice as a registered nurse required, two years of clinical practice preferred.
  • Provide a Personal Goal Statement in a 250 - 300 word essay. Please address the following items for the Nursing Admissions Committee to evaluate content and writing ability (grammar, spelling, and word use):
    • Brief background of your nursing career.
    • What is motivating you to attend NNU and why now?
    • Explain why this program is the best fit for you?
    • What do you ultimately want to do with your degree?
  • Submit three academic and/or professional recommendations (ex: supervisor, colleague, professor) to be completed online.
  • A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for all nursing courses completed.
  • Successfully complete (minimum grade of "C") an undergraduate or graduate statistics course.
  • NOTE: Completion of the above mentioned prerequisite coursework does not guarantee admission to the MSN FNP program.  The FNP admission committee may request a pre-admission interview upon review of your file.

Leadership and Education (Nursing) (MSN)

Admission Requirements

 

Applicants with a Bachelor or Associate Degree in Nursing requirements

  • Nursing degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Current RN Licensure in the United States/US Territory or the equivalent for international licensure.
  • Good standing with the licensing body
  • Currently employment as a Registered Nurse (RN) or experience.
  • Completion of both a Nursing Research and Statistics course with a minimum grade of "C".
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0* in all previous academic course work

 

Additional Requirements for Applicants with an Associate Degree in Nursing 

 

  • The applicant with an Associate degree must complete successfully or transfer the following prerequisites and baccalaureate nursing content before entering a MSN program).
  • Required prerequisites:
    • Statistics  
    • University Writing/Research (or equivalent)
    • Intro to Psychology
    • Intro to Sociology
  • Required nursing baccalaureate content for a MSN program:
    • NURS4100. Concepts of Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing 
    • NURS4113. Introduction to Evidence-based Practice/Nursing Research
    • NURS4114. Nursing of Diverse Communities and Populations
    • NURS4115. Nursing of Diverse Communities and Populations Lab

 

**Applicants with a GPA of 2.75 - 2.99 may be admitted provisionally and are required to:**

 

  • Submit a professional reference that addresses their ability and potential to complete a graduate study program.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the first three graduate courses. If the student does not earn the minimum GPA of 3.0 in all MSN courses, he or she will not be permitted to progress in the MSN program.

Exceptions to regular admission requirements must be approved by the Master of Science in Nursing Program Director.


Transfer Credit

  • Students accepted into the Master of Science in Nursing program may transfer credits up to 25% of previously completed graduate work from another accredited institution.
  • All transfer credits must be approved by the Program Director.
  • Credits must have been earned within five years preceding the date of admission to NNU's Master of Science in Nursing program.

 

Application for Admission

 

Bachelor and Associate Degree in Nursing Applicants

 

  • Submit online application with a nonrefundable $50 application fee.
  • Submit an official transcript from the college or university where nursing degree was granted and/or from institution where applicant seeks to transfer credit(s).
  • Provide evidence of current RN licensure.
  • Provide a Personal Goal Statement in a 250 - 300 word essay.  Please address the following items for the Nursing Admissions Committee to evaluate content and writing ability (grammar, spelling, and word use):
    • Brief background of your nursing career.
    • What is motivating you to attend NNU and why now?
    • Explain why this program is the best fit for you?
    • What do you ultimately want to do with your degree?
  • Provide a professional reference if Cumulative GPA is less than 3.0***** using the Online MSN Recommendation Form addressing applicant's ability and potential to complete graduate study.
  • If English is not your native language, see "International Students" in the Admission and Financial Aid section of the catalog.

 

Additional Requirements for Applicants with an Associate Degree in Nursing

 

* Submit official transcripts verifying completion of prerequisites if transferring them from another university of college.

 

**Applicants with a GPA of 2.75-2.99 may be admitted provisionally.

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

Admission Requirements

 

Students desiring the MAcc degree must meet these admission requirements:

 

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all academic course work. (Students with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional acceptance.)
  3. A favorable recommendation from the School of Business Graduate Committee.

Exceptions to regular admission requirements must be approved by the School of Business Graduate Committee.


Application for Admission

 

Students desiring admission to the MAcc program must complete the following:

 

  1. Submit an application online or obtain the application form from the School of Business Graduate Office. 
  2. Submit a non-refundable $50 application fee.
  3. Provide evidence of competency in writing skills by submitting a personal essay.
  4. Submit an official transcript of all previous undergraduate and graduate work to the graduate office. We do not accept faxed transcripts.
  5. If you received your bachelor's degree from a school outside the US, rather than an official transcript, we will need a course-by-course transcript evaluation by a member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services)
  6. Submit two graduate business recommendation forms from professional colleagues familiar with your ability.
  7. If English is not your native language, submit an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores accepted: 550 (paper score), 213 (electronic score); 85 (Internet-based Test - iBT) with writing and speaking no less than a score of 22, and no score under 20. If a student has completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution within the United States, or has completed at least 30 credits in such an institution, the TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Admission Requirements

 

Students desiring the MBA degree must meet these admission requirements:

 

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all academic course work. (Students with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional acceptance.)
  3. A favorable recommendation from the School of Business Graduate Committee.

Exceptions to regular admission requirements must be approved by the School of Business Graduate Committee.


Application for Admission

 

Students desiring admission to the MBA program must complete the following:

 

  1. Submit an application online or obtain the application form from the School of Business Graduate Office. 
  2. Submit a non-refundable $50 application fee.
  3. Provide evidence of competency in writing skills by submitting a personal essay.
  4. Submit an official transcript of all previous undergraduate and graduate work to the graduate office. We do not accept faxed transcripts.
  5. If you received your bachelor's degree from a school outside the US, rather than an official transcript, we will need a course-by-course transcript evaluation by a member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services)
  6. Submit two graduate business recommendation forms from professional colleagues familiar with your ability.
  7. If English is not your native language, submit an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores accepted: 550 (paper score), 213 (electronic score); 85 (Internet-based Test - iBT) with writing and speaking no less than a score of 22, and no score under 20. If a student has completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution within the United States, or has completed at least 30 credits in such an institution, the TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived.

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Admission Requirements

 

Students from all academic disciplines are invited to apply to the Master of Social Work program. Students admitted to the graduate social work program may be admitted as a 1st year student (63 semester credits) or to the advanced standing program (38 credits).

 

Students requesting admission to either program must demonstrate the following:

 

  • A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is expected with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the applicant's major field of study. Students with an overall GPA lower than 2.75 may be considered for admission provided that the GPA from the junior and senior years of their baccalaureate program is 3.0 or higher.
  • An official transcript showing evidence of having successfully completed (C [2.0] or better) a minimum of 21 semester credits in any of the following liberal arts areas: psychology, sociology, ecology, political science, law, economics, business, statistics, research, and oral or written communication.
  • Evidence of potential to practice social work, such as submission of evaluation material from field supervisors in the applicant's baccalaureate program, letters of recommendation from supervisors in professional employment settings (or full-time volunteer settings, e.g., VISTA), letters of recommendation from faculty in a related field of study (e.g., religion, psychology, sociology).
  • Personal statement/writing sample (6-8 pages). See instructions under Application Forms.
  • A basic understanding of computer technology, including good word processing skills.

 

Additional requirements for advanced standing:

 

  • Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better for the last 90 quarter credits or last 60 semester credits in their baccalaureate program.
  • A grade of B- [2.7] or higher is required in all upper division social work classes.
  • Applicants must have completed their BSW within five years of enrollment in this MSW program. This limit may be extended if the applicant has been working full time in the field of social work since receiving their undergraduate degree. Individuals applying for advanced standing must submit a copy of their senior practicum evaluation and any other supporting documents (such as information related to terms spent overseas, in urban or rural settings, or a copy of a research project) that can establish their competency to begin graduate study.
  • It is preferred that applicants have one full year of social work employment, one year of voluntary service in a human services setting (e.g., VISTA, MCC, AmeriCorps), or an overseas experience by the time they matriculate. Applicants need to submit a letter of reference from their on-site supervisor with their application materials.
  • Consideration for admission to advanced standing will be given to outstanding, recent graduates of BSW programs who have not completed a full year of work in a social service agency but have participated in diverse voluntary settings during their college or university experience (e.g., overseas terms, urban plunges, rural projects, or outstanding research projects).

 

Other options for students not qualified for advanced standing:

  • Applicants who are recent graduates of a baccalaureate program accredited by CSWE but do not meet all of the program's requirements for advanced standing may request to meet with the Program Director.
  • Applicants who are not graduates of a BSW or B.A. social work program but who have graduated in a related field and believe that a particular Generalist course will be redundant may request to take an examination as an option for challenging the course. A maximum of 12 credits may be challenged.

 

How to Apply

After receiving all application materials, you will be scheduled for the interview. Notification of acceptance status will be given within 1 week of the interview date.

 

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The full application packet will need to be completed to secure your interview appointment. For the complete list of application items, click on Application Forms. Your application packet will be finished once all items listed are submitted.

 

If you have questions or need information not available on the website, please contact Lindsay Kuhl at (208) 467-8854 or mswinfo@nnu.edu.

 

Application Forms

In order to complete your admission file, please review below. Please return the forms that indicate they need to be returned to either mswinfo@nnu.edu or the Graduate Admissions Dept., Attn: Lindsay Kuhl, Northwest Nazarene University, 623 S. University Blvd., Nampa, ID 83686.

 

If you have questions about these forms, please contact Lindsay Kuhl at (208) 467-8854 or mswinfo@nnu.edu.

 

  • Application is online only and has a non-refundable $50 fee, payable with the application or by contacting the Business Office at 208-467-8591
  • Personal Statement Guidelines
  • Resume - Please include volunteer service & a brief description of duties, especially if you do not have work experience in Social Work.
  • Reference Form - A total of three reference forms, professional and/or academic. Simply send the link to this form to each of your references. When completed it will arrive here securely.
  • Official Transcript(s) - One official transcript from the college or university with your bachelor degree posted (must be from a regionally accredited institution). If transferring in graduate credits, please include graduate transcript(s) as well. We do accept transcripts submitted through a secure electronic delivery service. Note: Faxed transcripts are not official. Students who earn degrees outside the United States must have a complete evaluation done by a member of NACES to ensure undergraduate degree equivalents. Visit www.naces.org to locate a member.  Exceptions are:  all Nazarene Universities and Northwest University in China.
  • Nationwide Background Check -You do not need to initiate this process—it will be taken care of at the time of your interview.

Missional Leadership (MA)

Admission Requirements

 

Students wishing to apply for admission to the Missional Leadership program must:

 

  • have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university 
  • an overall GPA of 2.5, or 3.0 in the last 30 semester/45 quarter credits. (Students with academic deficiencies because of low GPA may be admitted into the program on a provisional basis. However, all deficiencies must be remediated during the first year of the program.)
  • have some experience in ministry, either professionally or as a volunteer, and be prepared to apply their course work to their present assignment.


Application Process

 

  1. Submit our online application form.
  2. Submit an official transcript from the undergraduate institution from which you graduated reflecting all individual courses taken. Official transcripts for graduate work should also be submitted if it relates to a theological discipline. Note: Faxed transcripts are not official. Students who earn degrees outside the United States must have a complete evaluation done by a member of NACES to ensure undergraduate degree equivalents. Visit www.naces.org to locate a member. Exceptions are: all Nazarene Universities and Northwest University in China. All official transcripts must be mailed directly to:

    Northwest Nazarene University
    Graduate Admissions Dept.
    Attn: Missional Leadership Program
    623 S. University Boulevard
    Nampa, ID 83686-589
  3. Using the online recommendation form, please provide two recommendations, one from each of the following:
    • The prospective student's present district superintendent or equivalent ecclesiastical superior; and
    • Someone who can evaluate the prospective student's previous academic performance, such as a college professor or administrator. 
  4. During their online orientation course, all students are required to complete a National Sex Offender & Criminal Background Check.

Note: If English is not the student's native language, proficiency must be demonstrated through earning an appropriate score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum score accepted for the TOEFL is 85 with a minimum of 22 on writing and speaking and no score lower than 20. Required score for the IELTS is 7.0.

 

If a student has completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution within the United States, or has completed at least 30 credits in such an institution, the TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived.

Missional Leadership (MDIV)

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to apply for admission to the Missional Leadership program must:

 

  • have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university 
  • an overall GPA of 2.5, or 3.0 in the last 30 semester/45 quarter credits. (Students with academic deficiencies because of low GPA may be admitted into the program on a provisional basis. However, all deficiencies must be remediated during the first year of the program.)
  • have some experience in ministry, either professionally or as a volunteer, and be prepared to apply their course work to their present assignment.


Application Process

 

  1. Submit our online application form.
  2. Submit an official transcript from the undergraduate institution from which you graduated reflecting all individual courses taken. Official transcripts for graduate work should also be submitted if it relates to a theological discipline. Note: Faxed transcripts are not official. Students who earn degrees outside the United States must have a complete evaluation done by a member of NACES to ensure undergraduate degree equivalents. Visit www.naces.org to locate a member. Exceptions are: all Nazarene Universities and Northwest University in China. All official transcripts must be mailed directly to:

    Northwest Nazarene University
    Graduate Admissions Dept.
    Attn: Missional Leadership MDiv
    623 S. University Boulevard
    Nampa, ID 83686-589
  3. Using the online recommendation form, please provide two recommendations, one from each of the following:
    • The prospective student's present district superintendent or equivalent ecclesiastical superior; and
    • Someone who can evaluate the prospective student's previous academic performance, such as a college professor or administrator.  
  4. During their online orientation course, all students are required to complete a National Sex Offender & Criminal Background Check.

Note: If English is not the student's native language, proficiency must be demonstrated through earning an appropriate score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum score accepted for the TOEFL is 85 with a minimum of 22 on writing and speaking and no score lower than 20. Required score for the IELTS is 7.0.

 

If a student has completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution within the United States, or has completed at least 30 credits in such an institution, the TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived.

Pastoral Ministry (MA)

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to apply for admission to the Pastoral Ministry program must:

 

  • have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university 
  • an overall GPA of 2.5, or 3.0 in the last 30 semester/45 quarter credits. (Students with academic deficiencies because of low GPA may be admitted into the program on a provisional basis. However, all deficiencies must be remediated during the first year of the program.)
  • have some experience in ministry, either professionally or as a volunteer, and be prepared to apply their course work to their present assignment.


Application Process

 

  1. Submit our online application form.
  2. Submit an official transcript from the undergraduate institution from which you graduated reflecting all individual courses taken. Official transcripts for graduate work should also be submitted if it relates to a theological discipline. Note: Faxed transcripts are not official. Students who earn degrees outside the United States must have a complete evaluation done by a member of NACES to ensure undergraduate degree equivalents. Visit www.naces.org to locate a member. Exceptions are: all Nazarene Universities and Northwest University in China. All official transcripts must be mailed directly to:

    Northwest Nazarene University
    Graduate Admissions Dept.
    Attn: Pastoral Ministry MA
    623 S. University Boulevard
    Nampa, ID 83686-589
  3. Using the online recommendation form, please provide two recommendations, one from each of the following:
    • The prospective student's present district superintendent or equivalent ecclesiastical superior; and
    • Someone who can evaluate the prospective student's previous academic performance, such as a college professor or administrator. 
  4.     During their online orientation course, all students are required to complete a National Sex Offender & Criminal Background Check.

Note: If English is not the student's native language, proficiency must be demonstrated through earning an appropriate score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum score accepted for the TOEFL is 85 with a minimum of 22 on writing and speaking and no score lower than 20. Required score for the IELTS is 7.0.

 

If a student has completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution within the United States, or has completed at least 30 credits in such an institution, the TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived.

Spiritual Formation (MDIV)

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to apply for admission to the Spiritual Formation program must:

 

  • have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university 
  • an overall GPA of 2.5, or 3.0 in the last 30 semester/45 quarter credits. (Students with academic deficiencies because of low GPA may be admitted into the program on a provisional basis. However, all deficiencies must be remediated during the first year of the program.)
  • have some experience in ministry, either professionally or as a volunteer, and be prepared to apply their course work to their present assignment.

Application Process

 

  1. Submit our online application form.
  2. Submit an official transcript from the undergraduate institution from which you graduated reflecting all individual courses taken. Official transcripts for graduate work should also be submitted if it relates to a theological discipline. Note: Faxed transcripts are not official. Students who earn degrees outside the United States must have a complete evaluation done by a member of NACES to ensure undergraduate degree equivalents. Visit www.naces.org to locate a member. Exceptions are: all Nazarene Universities and Northwest University in China. All official transcripts must be mailed directly to:

    Northwest Nazarene University
    Graduate Admissions Dept.
    Attn: Spiritual Formation
    623 S. University Boulevard
    Nampa, ID 83686-589
  3. Using the online recommendation form, please provide two recommendations, one from each of the following:
    • The prospective student's present district superintendent or equivalent ecclesiastical superior; and
    • Someone who can evaluate the prospective student's previous academic performance, such as a college professor or administrator. 
  4. During their online orientation course, all students are required to complete a National Sex Offender & Criminal Background Check.

Note: If English is not the student's native language, proficiency must be demonstrated through earning an appropriate score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum score accepted for the TOEFL is 85 with a minimum of 22 on writing and speaking and no score lower than 20. Required score for the IELTS is 7.0.

 

If a student has completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution within the United States, or has completed at least 30 credits in such an institution, the TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived.

Spiritual Formation (MA)

Admission Requirements

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Students wishing to apply for admission to the Spiritual Formation program must:

 

  • have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university 
  • an overall GPA of 2.5, or 3.0 in the last 30 semester/45 quarter credits. (Students with academic deficiencies because of low GPA may be admitted into the program on a provisional basis. However, all deficiencies must be remediated during the first year of the program.)
  • have some experience in ministry, either professionally or as a volunteer, and be prepared to apply their course work to their present assignment.


Application Process

  1. Submit our online application form.
  2. Submit an official transcript from the undergraduate institution from which you graduated reflecting all individual courses taken. Official transcripts for graduate work should also be submitted if it relates to a theological discipline. Note: Faxed transcripts are not official. Students who earn degrees outside the United States must have a complete evaluation done by a member of NACES to ensure undergraduate degree equivalents. Visit www.naces.org to locate a member. Exceptions are: all Nazarene Universities and Northwest University in China. All official transcripts must be mailed directly to:

    Northwest Nazarene University
    Graduate Admissions Dept.
    Attn: Spiritual Formation
    623 S. University Boulevard
    Nampa, ID 83686-589
  3. Using the online recommendation form, please provide two recommendations, one from each of the following:
    • The prospective student's present district superintendent or equivalent ecclesiastical superior; and
    • Someone who can evaluate the prospective student's previous academic performance, such as a college professor or administrator. 
  4. During their online orientation course, all students are required to complete a National Sex Offender & Criminal Background Check.

Note: If English is not the student's native language, proficiency must be demonstrated through earning an appropriate score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum score accepted for the TOEFL is 85 with a minimum of 22 on writing and speaking and no score lower than 20. Required score for the IELTS is 7.0.

 

If a student has completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution within the United States, or has completed at least 30 credits in such an institution, the TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived.

Youth, Children & Family Ministry (MA)

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to apply for admission to the Youth, Children & Family Ministry program must:

 

  • have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university 
  • an overall GPA of 2.5, or 3.0 in the last 30 semester/45 quarter credits. (Students with academic deficiencies because of low GPA may be admitted into the program on a provisional basis. However, all deficiencies must be remediated during the first year of the program.)
  • have some experience in ministry, either professionally or as a volunteer, and be prepared to apply their course work to their present assignment.


Application Process

  1. Submit our online application form.
  2. Submit an official transcript from the undergraduate institution from which you graduated reflecting all individual courses taken. Official transcripts for graduate work should also be submitted if it relates to a theological discipline. Note: Faxed transcripts are not official. Students who earn degrees outside the United States must have a complete evaluation done by a member of NACES to ensure undergraduate degree equivalents. Visit www.naces.org to locate a member. Exceptions are: all Nazarene Universities and Northwest University in China. All official transcripts must be mailed directly to:

    Northwest Nazarene University
    Graduate Admissions Dept.
    Attn: Youth, Children & Family Ministry
    623 S. University Boulevard
    Nampa, ID 83686-589
  3. Using the online recommendation form, please provide two recommendations, one from each of the following:
    • The prospective student's present district superintendent or equivalent ecclesiastical superior; and
    • Someone who can evaluate the prospective student's previous academic performance, such as a college professor or administrator. 
  4. During their online orientation course, all students are required to complete a National Sex Offender & Criminal Background Check.

Note: If English is not the student's native language, proficiency must be demonstrated through earning an appropriate score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum score accepted for the TOEFL is 85 with a minimum of 22 on writing and speaking and no score lower than 20. Required score for the IELTS is 7.0.

 

If a student has completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution within the United States, or has completed at least 30 credits in such an institution, the TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived.

Youth, Children & Family Ministry (MDIV)

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to apply for admission to the Youth, Children & Family Ministry program must:

 

  • have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university 
  • an overall GPA of 2.5, or 3.0 in the last 30 semester/45 quarter credits. (Students with academic deficiencies because of low GPA may be admitted into the program on a provisional basis. However, all deficiencies must be remediated during the first year of the program.)
  • have some experience in ministry, either professionally or as a volunteer, and be prepared to apply their course work to their present assignment.


Application Process

  1. Submit our online application form.
  2. Submit an official transcript from the undergraduate institution from which you graduated reflecting all individual courses taken. Official transcripts for graduate work should also be submitted if it relates to a theological discipline. Note: Faxed transcripts are not official. Students who earn degrees outside the United States must have a complete evaluation done by a member of NACES to ensure undergraduate degree equivalents. Visit www.naces.org to locate a member. Exceptions are: all Nazarene Universities and Northwest University in China. All official transcripts must be mailed directly to:

    Northwest Nazarene University
    Graduate Admissions Dept.
    Attn: Youth, Children & Family Ministry
    623 S. University Boulevard
    Nampa, ID 83686-589
  3. Using the online recommendation form, please provide two recommendations, one from each of the following:
    • The prospective student's present district superintendent or equivalent ecclesiastical superior; and
    • Someone who can evaluate the prospective student's previous academic performance, such as a college professor or administrator. *
  4. During their online orientation course, all students are required to complete a National Sex Offender & Criminal Background Check.

Note: If English is not the student's native language, proficiency must be demonstrated through earning an appropriate score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum score accepted for the TOEFL is 85 with a minimum of 22 on writing and speaking and no score lower than 20. Required score for the IELTS is 7.0.

 

If a student has completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution within the United States, or has completed at least 30 credits in such an institution, the TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived.