Apply to Drury's Graduate Programs

Complete the online application form. At the end of the application you will submit a non-refundable application fee ($25 domestic/$50 international) using a secure credit card or e-check payment option.

See application deadlines at bottom of this page.

Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. The issuing institution must send transcripts to the College of Graduate Studies (electronically or via mail). To see each individual master's program GPA requirements, visit the Graduate Academic Catalog.

Complete the recommendation request form and supply the names of two professional and/or academic references. If recommendation forms are sent via e/mail, they must be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies ( or address listed below) by the person providing the recommendation of the applicant.

Submit a personal statement (approximately 500 words) indicating your desire to pursue a graduate degree at Drury University. Statement can be attached to online application or submitted via e/mail ( or address listed below).

MBA: Complete and submit official scores of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

The GMAT must be completed no more than three years prior to admission. The minimum score is 450. Significant and lengthy professional experience coupled with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater from an approved institution may be used in place of a GMAT score. This can only be determined through a discussion with the program director and a review of transcripts and resume. 

M.Ed., M.A. Communication, Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership, and Cybersecurity Leadership Certificate - No graduate exam required (e.g., GRE).

Additional program specific requirements:

Application Date Deadlines

The College of Graduate Studies has application deadlines for each semester of instruction (Fall, Spring, and Summer) as well as for the second session period within each semester (8 week, B Block courses). Students seeking admission into a master’s program must submit all required materials by the deadline for their anticipated start date. Individuals missing a deadline due to an incomplete application will be encouraged to complete their application prior to the start of the next available academic session (semester or block).

Application deadlines are as follows:

Full Semester
& A Block
B Block
Spring 2018 January 5 March 9
Summer 2018 May 24 June 29
Fall 2018 August 3 October 12
Spring 2019 January 4 March 8
Summer 2019 May 24 June 28

Admission Requirement for Graduate Study

Applicants for admission to graduate study must hold a baccalaureate or equivalent degree from an accredited four-year college or university.


Phone: (417) 873-7530


Drury University
College of Graduate Studies
Burnham Hall, Room 203
900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802