Master's in Civic Leadership Admissions Checklist

The Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership is now accepting applications for Fall 2014.  For questions, please contact the Andrews Institute at 615-966-6155.

  1. Application Form. Each applicant must complete an application form. The application can be completed online or downloaded in a PDF version.
  2. Application Fee. Each application should be accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee ($75 for international students).
  3. Standardized exam score. Each applicant must submit scores from one of the following: the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). For more information on the GRE, visit http://www. and click on GRE. For more information on the MAT, visit http://www.milleranalogies. com/. Students who have already earned a master’s level degree may apply to the program without submitting a standardized test score.
  4. References. Each applicant is required to submit two references: professional, academic and/or personal.
  5. Official Transcript(s). Each applicant must submit an official transcript, showing degree conferral when appropriate, from all schools attended.
  6. Essay. Please write a 2-3 page double-spaced essay giving your reasons for pursuing a degree in civic leadership and any community, region or state issues of particular interest to you. This is an informal essay - tell us your story- what shaped you, what matters to you and what future you see for yourself and your community, region or state.
  7. Health Form. Each applicant must submit a completed health form signed by a health care provider. (To print a copy of the health form, click here).
  8. FERPA. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act affords students certain rights of access to educational records; even if you are independent of your parents, you must submit this form prior to enrollment. Click here to download.
  9. Resume. A resume detailing the applicant’s work and academic experience is required.
  10. TOEFL. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for international students. (See section titled International Students for more information.) 

All application items should be submitted to The Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership no later than 45 days before classes begin for the term in which the student plans to enroll. Classes begin in October. Forms should be mailed to: The Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership, Lipscomb University, One University Park Drive, Nashville TN 37204-3951. 

**If you are interested in financial aid, please go to the Admissions Information page for helpful information.

Please send application materials to:

Lipscomb University
Institute for Civic Leadership
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204-3951

Please send health forms to:

Health Services
Lipscomb University
One University Park Drive

Nashville, TN 37204-3951

**Although we offer a paper copy of our Graduate Application, we ask prospective students to apply on-line for processing purposes.  

To check your application status, please contact the Andrews Institute at 615.966.6155.