Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the MA of Liberal Arts are:

  • Complete an online Graduate School application;
  • Pay the $50 application fee;
  • An official transcript(s) in English (or translated to English) of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent;
  • A cumulative undergraduate approximate B average or above in the area of focus or related area and evidence of an overall productive GPA;
  • Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted through the online application);
  • An official GRE score(waived if GPA is 3.25 or higher);
  • Impromptu written statement from the applicant describing the purposes and objectives for entering MLA program; and
  • A personal interview with the MLA advisor or one appointed by the MLA advisor.

An admission committee will determine the student’s eligibility for admission. Admission applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as received prior to the beginning of each academic term. Admission decisions will apply all general standards for the Graduate School.

Application Process
  1. Complete an online application to the ACU Graduate School and pay the application fee.
  2. Submit your official transcripts from all colleges attended. If you are still enrolled in an undergraduate program, send us your unofficial transcripts so we can begin reviewing your application.
  3. Send us your completed application documents. For a detailed list of requirement, see above.
  4. Take the GRE and request that your official scores be sent to ACU. Our GRE code is 6001. For more information visit
Contact Us

For questions regarding the program, admissions requirements, or the application process, please contact Graduate Admissions at 800-460-6228 or

Application materials should be sent to:

Abilene Christian University
Graduate School
ACU Box 29140
Abilene, Texas 79699-9140

Fax: 325-674-6717

Application Deadline:
Spring 2016
  • Dec. 11, 2015

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