Graduate Application Information

Thank you for your interest in graduate studies at the Institute for Sustainable Practice. To apply for the graduate sustainability program, please follow the steps below. If you have any questions, please call the ISP office at 615.966.1771 or email


The Institute for Sustainable Practice admits on a continuing basis. New students are able to begin the program five times a year: January, March, July, August and September. Please allow 2 - 4 weeks to process a completed application packet.


Potential Green MBA students and Dual Degree MBA/M.S. students must apply to both programs and be accepted by both the Institute for Sustainable Practice and the College of Business. For questions and information related to the College of Business, please visit


View our admissions and program Frequently Asked Questions page.

Application Checklist 

  1. Attend an ISP information session and open house. Sign up here. (Not required but recommended)
  2. Submit an Online Application and application fee ($50).
  3. Schedule a candidate interview. Interviews are conducted on campus for most students and via phone or Skype for potential students living outside the Nashville area.
  4. Request that official copies of ALL transcripts be sent to Lipscomb University.
  5. Submit contact information for two references. Please send reference name, phone number, email address, and relationship to you (not necessary if included in online application).
  6. Request that standardized exam scores be sent to Lipscomb (required for MBA and master's candidates only). Standardized exam requirements may be waived based on work experience. GRE, GMAT and LSAT accepted.
  7. Submit a resume of professional experience.

Official transcripts should be mailed to: 

Lipscomb University, Institute for Sustainable Practice
McFarland 111
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204

Please email resume, references and statement of purpose to

Accepted Students

Accepted students are required to submit The Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) form and the Graduate Health Record form prior to beginning courses at Lipscomb University.