The basic requirement for admission into a graduate program at Cincinnati Christian University is a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Graduates from Bible colleges, Christian colleges, liberal arts colleges, state colleges and universities are encouraged to apply.
CCU seeks to admit students with high academic ability; at the same time the we realize that this is not all that is necessary to be successful in church-related vocations. Therefore, CCU is also concerned with spiritual; moral and personal character; as well as the potential for success in ministry.
To apply to the Graduate division of Cincinnati Christian University, please submit the following:
Official final transcripts from each college or graduate school where credits have been earned
- Non-refundable, application fee - pay online or by check
A 3-5 page statement reflecting on events or circumstances which have brought the you to this point in life, academic and career goals, how graduate school fits into those goals
Master of Arts in Counseling & International students, see below for additional requirements.
Master of Arts in Counseling students:
All requirements for Master of Arts in Counseling students must be completed and received by CCU no later than March 1st for the fall semester and October 1st for the spring semester.
All requirements for international students must be completed and received by CCU no later than March 1st for the fall semester and October 1st for the spring semester.
2 additional Spiritual References
Non-refundable, $300 application fee - pay online or by check. This fee includes payment of the I-901 fee.
Official transcripts, in English, for all education credits received above the eighth grade
Non-returnable, wallet sized photo
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) - Students whose native language is not English are requires to take the TOFEL. For more information visit
After acceptance is granted, the student must begin the I-20 process. The I-20 process must be completed no later than June 15th for the fall semester.
Send all application materials to:
Cincinnati Christian University
2700 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45204 USA