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Graduate Programs - How To Apply

All graduate admissions packages require:

  • Completed program Application
  • Official transcripts sent directly from the awarding institution to Atlantic University:

    • Atlantic University
      Office of Admissions
      215 67th Street
      Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • International degrees must be evaluated for a course-by-course equivalency by a credential evaluating agency. The Office of Admissions can assist the student in locating an agency for this process.
  • An admissions essay, details below. Essay must be typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 font, and emailed as a Word document or PDF to
  • In addition to the above stated requirements, the Mindful Leadership degree and the Mindful Leadership Graduate certificate requires the submission of a current resume or CV.
  • A non-refundable $50 application fee, paid at the time of application.

Graduate Program Essay Requirements

In an original essay of at least 1000 words, address the following:

  • What prompted you to choose Atlantic University for your graduate studies?  
  • What are your professional, personal, and educational goals? How will this program help you achieve those goals?
  • Given the nature of distance education and utilizing an online classroom management system, weekly discussion posts, and a digital library, explain how you are prepared to meet the demands of the online education environment, including staying self-motivated and independently organized.