Admissions 101: What You Need to Know About Enrolling at NU

Topics: Graduate Programs

Published on: 1/8/24 11:45 AM

Admissions 101: What You Need to Know About Enrolling at NU

Starting your journey towards a master's or graduate degree marks a turning point in life—a moment filled with exciting knowledge, new skills, and expanded perspectives. As promising as this path may be, it can also seem a bit intimidating and overwhelming at first. 

But don't worry: even with all the uncertainty, the initial step is much simpler than you might think. So go ahead, take that first step with Neumann University, and let us help you embark on this life-changing journey together.

Throughout this blog, you’ll hear from our very own graduate admissions expert, Bettsy McKlaine.

Expert Tip from Bettsy, our Executive Director of Enrollment Management, Degree Completion & Graduate Programs: "The investment in a graduate degree is an investment in yourself. Our programs will stretch your thinking, expand your skillset, and propel your career to new heights."

Graduate Programs at Neumann University

Graduate school is a significant leap forward, both personally and professionally. It’s important to consider how a program will advance your career and fulfill your personal goals. Your first step in the admissions process is identifying your program of interest. Each program will have a slightly different admissions process, but each program is available to answer questions throughout your journey. 

Expert Tip: According to Bettsy, "What makes Neumann's graduate programs truly stand out is our steadfast commitment to combining rigorous academics with ethical principles; this comprehensive approach educates the mind while also developing a thoughtful leader no matter your field."

List of Graduate Programs

Neumann University's graduate programs are carefully structured to cater to diverse career goals and personal aspirations. From accounting to sport business, from educational leadership to forensic psychology, our programs provide a world of opportunities in a diverse range of fields. Find a program that fits your interests and goals: 

  • MS in Accounting
  • MS in Athletic Training
  • MS in Business and Organizational Leadership
  • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • MS in Cybersecurity
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
  • MS in Education
  • MS in Forensic Psychology
  • MS in Nursing
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • MS in Sport Business

Expert Tip: Bettsy recommends weighing each program's curriculum, career outcomes, and alignment with your personal goals to find the ideal fit for your resume and aspirations.

Neumann Graduate Admissions Requirements

Getting admitted into Neumann’s graduate programs involves a hands-on and personalized evaluation process. While every program has its unique prerequisites, a completed application, official transcripts, a personal statement, and letters of recommendation are common components of your application. 

This holistic approach ensures we bring together not just a group of students but a cohort of visionaries, leaders, and change-makers. Unlike in other programs, your cohort becomes part of your professional connections. As your knowledge expands, so does your network. 

How to Apply

Expert Tip: Bettsy advises, "Demonstrate in your application, particularly on your personal statement, how the program aligns with your career aspirations. Show us you're not only interested in joining Neumann but also excited to contribute to our dynamic learning community."

Admissions Timeline

 Graduate Application Deadlines

Spring Semester (January)

Summer Semester (May)

Fall Semester (August)

November 1:

Early Decision Deadline

November 15:

Doctor of Physical Therapy Final Application Deadline

February 15:

MS in Forensic Psychology Final Application Deadline

January 3:

Final Application Deadline

February 15:

Early Decision Deadline

March 1:

Doctor of Education Recommended Application Deadline


May 1:

Final Application Deadline

March 1:

Early Decision Deadline


June 15:

MS in Athletic Training Final Application Deadline (Summer III starts in July) 

August 15:

Final Application Deadline

Admittance to the University will only be granted as space is available.

Expert Tip: Bettsy shares, “Comprehensive review of your application typically takes programs a few weeks. Once their review is complete, you’ll receive an email with your admission decision.”

Financial Aid

At Neumann, we firmly believe that financial constraints should never obstruct the path to higher education. We offer a broad spectrum of financial aid options, including scholarships, educational grants, loan opportunities and advising, and on-campus employment opportunities.

Expert Tip: Bettsy suggests, "Begin your financial aid process early and explore all available opportunities—sometimes the most unanticipated sources can provide significant assistance.”

For complete guidance on financing your graduate education, download our guide: Offsetting the Cost of Grad School. 

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Additional Resources

There shouldn’t be a step along this journey to graduate school that you feel alone or misguided. Lean on the resources Neumann has created to provide guidance on the entire admissions process. Wondering about the specifics? Check out these pages: 

Veteran/Military Admissions

Graduate Admissions Events

Neumann’s Graduate School Blog

Expert Tip: Bettsy's recommendation is to "Utilize these resources—they are designed to help you make an informed decision about your educational trajectory. Remember, you're never alone in this journey."

 Take the Next Step

We invite you to explore getting a graduate degree from Neumann University—a rewarding journey that will empower your career, enrich your life, and form a foundation to leave a positive imprint on the world. 

If you have questions about your graduate school admissions process at Neumann, schedule a time to speak 1:1 with an admission counselor or request more information. 

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Expert Tip: Bettsy's final thoughts, "Pursuing a graduate degree at Neumann is an opportunity to embrace a transformative academic journey. We're here to support you every step of the way.”



Bettsy McKlaine

 Bettsy McKlaine

About The Author: Bettsy McKlaine is the Executive Director of Enrollment Management, Degree Completion & Graduate Programs at Neumann University and a proud Alumna. The Neumann Community has become her second family and she loves to interact with students, both from the undergraduate and graduate population. Her favorite time of year is at the start of each semester as students begin classes!



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