Graduate Admissions Overview

George Fox University offers master and doctoral degrees in various areas of study and at multiple locations in the state of Oregon. Our general program areas include business, counseling, education, leadership, psychology and the ministry programs of Portland Seminary.

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Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants are normally required to have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA in their last two years of academic work. An applicant whose cumulative GPA is below this may be considered for admission on academic probation.

Individual graduate and seminary programs have unique admission deadlines, requirements, and procedures established by the university. Please visit the program pages for information specifically related to your program(s) of interest.

Meeting minimum entrance requirements of a given program does not guarantee admission. Admission may be granted to applicants who do not meet all admission requirements at the minimal level if other indicators suggest probable success in the program.

Standardized admission examination requirements vary according to program. Information about required tests and testing dates and sites may be obtained from the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Admission Policy

George Fox University reserves the right to select students on the basis of academic performance and professional qualifications. George Fox University does not discriminate in its educational programs or activities - including employment - on the basis of age, sex, handicap/disability, race, color, national or ethnic origin, or other statuses protected by applicable nondiscrimination laws.

Readmission of Former Students

To apply for readmission after an absence of one or more semesters, a student should request an Application for Readmission from the Office of Graduate Admissions. In most cases, readmitted students must meet any new or revised graduation requirements and may be asked to go through regular admission procedures.

Students who withdraw risk nonacceptance of credit upon readmission unless such has been approved by the graduate program director and the registrar prior to leaving.

Readmission Application

Visit Our Campuses

Students interested in enrolling are encouraged to visit the campus, preferably when classes are in session. A visit provides an opportunity to observe classes, see the campus facilities, and talk with students and professors. It also will give university personnel an opportunity to get to know the student better. When possible, visits should be arranged five days in advance through the Office of Graduate Admissions, which is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Newberg campus and the Portland Center.

Visits can be arranged by calling 800-631-0921 for Newberg or 800-493-4937 for Portland.

International Students

George Fox University is authorized to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. In addition to the standard requirements for admission, international applicants also must submit additional materials. For more information, go to the International Applicants page.