Graduate Application for Admission

Complete the online form below to begin your enrollment process. Please do not navigate away from this page until you have completed the application or use the “Save Answers and Resume Later” link at the bottom of the form (Closing this window or clicking on another link will otherwise result in the loss of your work).

Please remember to also submit your transcript, references, and any other items required for enrollment in your program of interest. Review the list of admissions requirements here.

If you have questions or need assistance with completing your application, please call our Admissions Office at 1.877.786.2728.

Apply before July 1 and we will waive the $25 application fee!

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Enrollment Intentions

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Please remember to also submit your transcript, references, and any other items required for enrollment in your program of interest. Review the list of admissions requirements here.

Personal Information

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Are you a United States citizen?*
Are you a U.S. Veteran?*
Are you a currently a US service member?*
Are you VA benefit-eligible? (Is your parent, spouse, or child a veteran or an active service member?)*
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Program Interest

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Please select your on-campus program:*
Please select your program (Non-Degree Seeking):
Please select your online program:*
Are you planning on pursuing Principal Certification?
Do you plan to study on the 1- or 2-year track?*

Educational Background

Please list all colleges/universities previously attended.

Note: An official transcript from each school you have attended must be sent to Cairn.

Please list all colleges/universities previously attended.

Note: An unofficial transcript from each school you have attended must be sent to Cairn.

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Current Employment

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Background Information

Ethnic Background 

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Are you of Hispanic/Latino ethnicity or descent?
Select one or more of the following races that you consider yourself to be:

Church Information

Church Address
Pastor's Name

Admissions Essays

MS in Counseling Essay Requirements:

Submit the following essays:

  1. Personal Testimony: Describe your conversion to Christ, church involvement, and spiritual growth.
    (500 words)
  2. Statement of PurposeDescribe your career goals and specifically your interest in pursuing a degree that prepares you to be a licensed professional counselor. (250-500 words)
  3. Cultural Awareness: Describe how interacting with diverse cultures will impact you as a Christian counselor. Explain what it means to communicate respectfully as a counselor when encountering varying beliefs, behaviors and backgrounds that differ from your own. (500 words)

Submit the following essays:

  1. Personal Testimony: Describe your conversion to Christ, church involvement, and spiritual growth.
    (250-500 words)
  2. Statement of PurposeDescribe your reasons for pursuing graduate studies in this field at this time. Please explain your current employment situation and your long-term goals. (250-500 words)

Master Business Administration Essay Requirements:

  1. Personal Testimony: Describe your conversion to Christ, church involvement, and spiritual growth.
    (700 words)

Master of Divinity Essay Requirements:

Submit the following essays:

  1. Personal Testimony: Describe your conversion to Christ, church involvement, and spiritual growth.
    (250-500 words)
  2. Statement of PurposeDescribe your reasons for pursuing graduate studies in this field at this time. Please explain your current employment situation and your long-term goals. (250-500 words)
  3. Academic Essay: Choose and author, theologian, well-known ministry leader, or Christian philosopher and discuss how his/her views have shaped your thinking on a biblical text or theme that has significant meaning for you. What are its implications for pastoral ministry? (750-1000 words)

Master of Theology Essay Requirements:

Submit the following essays:

  1. Personal Testimony: Describe your conversion to Christ, church involvement, and spiritual growth.
    (250-500 words)
  2. Statement of PurposeDescribe your reasons for pursuing graduate studies in this field at this time. Please explain your current employment situation and your long-term goals. (250-500 words)
  3. Thesis Proposal: Introduce and discuss a proposed topic for a thesis. (250-500 words)
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Additional Information

Have you ever been dismissed from any school?*
Reason(s) for dismissal*
Have you ever been convicted of a crime (other than minor traffic violations) or are there charges pending against you at this time?*

Church Leader Audit

Church Endorsement:

Please fill out the contact information below for a representative from your church who can verify your eligibility for the Church Leader Audit Program.

Acknowledgement

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Cairn University admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, veteran status or known disability to all rights, privileges, programs and athletic activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, veteran status or known disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions practices, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs.

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Cairn University admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, veteran status or known disability to all rights, privileges, programs and athletic activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, veteran status or known disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions practices, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs.

As a prospective student, Cairn University’s annual security report is available to you upon request. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the school. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. This report is available online at cairn.edu/safety. You may also request a paper copy from the Office of Safety & Security or Student Life.