Graduate Admission


It’s a competitive world, and you need all the help you can get for that extra edge. A Berry College graduate degree can prepare you for your next step in career development. Our graduate programs have small class sizes and convenient schedules for the busy professional as well as outstanding faculty who bring real world experiences right to your classroom.

We offer:

Graduate Admissions - Basil Englis teaching an MBA class Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)  

  • General M.B.A.

Master of Arts in Teaching 

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Middle-Grades Education
  • Secondary Education

Master of Education (M.Ed.)  

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Middle-Grades Education
  • Reading
  • Curriculum and Instruction

Education Specialist (Ed.S.)  

  • Educational Leadership 
  • Curriculum and Instruction

Admission Requirements
Graduate school applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. An applicant is considered for admission after all required credentials are received by the college admissions office. Any prior college work not submitted at the time of application for admission will not be accepted for graduate credit in the future. Failure to report such work may be grounds for dismissal.

Application Procedure 

The Berry Graduate Education application is to be completed online. The online application includes sections on personal, education and program information. In addition to these sections, you will be asked to submit your educational goal statement as part of the online process. The essay should be in narrative form of approximately 500 words and outline your goals in pursuing graduate study and professional teaching dispositions that you will bring to the program.

The following may be submitted by e-mail, fax or mail:

  • Transcripts
  • Two recommendation forms 
  • Current resume
  • Program Admissions Assessment Basic Skills Test results (initial certification students only)
  • Program Admissions Assessment Content Test results (M.Ed students only)
  • Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) official test results (MAT, MEd)
  • Federal background check
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (if required)
  • Program Admissions Assessment Leadership scores (for Ed.S. Educational Leadership only if already in leadership position)
  • Superintendent’s Assurance form (Ed.S. Educational Leadership only)

Graduate Transfer Credit
 A maximum of three courses or nine semester hours of graduate transfer credit may be applied to the appropriate graduate program, provided:

  • The credit has been earned at a regionally accredited graduate institution within six years of the date on which the credit is approved
  • The courses to be transferred carry a grade of B or better and are approved by the appropriate graduate program director
  • No courses can be transferred into Educational Leadership Ed. S.

Financial Aid
Berry College offers limited financial aid assistance to both full-time and part-time graduate students. Graduate students enrolled in at least six semester hours may be eligible for graduate assistantships which can greatly enhance their employability. Graduate assistantship information can be secured through the dean of academic services. Information on federal student loans is available in the financial aid office. The financial aid priority date is April 1. Applications for financial aid received after April 1 will be considered based on the availability of funds.

For questions regarding graduate admissions, call 706-368-5712 or email graduateeducation@berry.edu