1 Apply Online

Apply. Anytime. Anywhere.

With multiple start dates each year, applications are accepted year round. Aside from choosing your program of interest, the application requires you to provide demographic information and names of the institutions you have previously attended.

All prospective graduate students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent from a foreign institution.
  • Have earned at least a 2.75 grade-point-average (on a 4 point scale). Applicants who do not have a 2.75 will need to provide GMAT or GRE scores.
  • Be proficient in English: Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency.

Some program's pre-requisites and application deadlines vary according to course start date. Please use the links below to view the requirements and deadlines for a particular program:

MBA Master of Healthcare Administration Master of Public Administration M.S. in Accounting M.S. in Business Psychology M.S. in Human Resource Management M.S. Instructional Design & Learning Technology M.S. Marketing & Communication M.S. Computer Science

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2 Complete & Submit Supporting Materials

Tell us about yourself

The graduate admission process requires the additional materials listed below in order to predict your ability to succeed in graduate school. Be sure to review the requirements carefully, fully answer all questions, and complete all required documents.

Send official, sealed transcripts from all of the colleges or universities where you have registered for courses.

Contact your previous school's Registrar's Office to request your transcript be sent directly to Franklin at the address listed below. You can expect to spend $3- $10 per transcript and allow 7-10 days for them to be received.

Franklin University Graduate Admissions Office
201 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

Graduate Transfer Credit Guidelines

Your 500-800 word essay enables the admission committee to understand how you'll contribute to the University's graduate programs. It also helps to demonstrate your ability to think clearly and critically.

For this essay you will be asked to "describe your motivations for pursuing a graduate degree at this stage of your professional and personal development. Discuss your ability to be a successful student within your intended degree program."

Your essay should:

  • Be typewritten or computer-generated and single-spaced
  • Include your full name as submitted on your Application for Admission

Email your essay and résumé to graduate.admissions@franklin.edu

Detail your professional experience, including jobs, year-of-service experiences, and volunteer opportunities that are relevant to your field of study and future career by submitting an up-to-date, one to two-page résumé.

Your résumé must include:

  • Your current work experience
  • Names and contact information for three professional or academic references
  • Your full name as submitted on your Application for Admission

Email your résumé and essay to graduate.admissions@franklin.edu

If you are an international student, your admission process will require additional steps. International, non-immigrant students must submit the following in addition to all other required admission materials:

  • Financial Sponsorship Form signed by sponsor (F-1 students only)
  • Financial statements from sponsor to verify availability of funds (F-1 students only)
  • Copy of passport biographical information page
  • Evidence of English proficiency (TOEFL score of at least 550 [paper-based], 213 [computer-based], 79 [internet-based] or IELTS score of 6.5).
  • Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or request permission to take the Accuplacer ESL examination through Franklin University. Official score reports can be sent to Franklin University by indicating the institutional code 1229 on report request forms.

Submit all materials to:
Office of International Students and Programs
201 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

Office of International Students and Programs

3 Finance Your Education

Minimize the out-of-pocket expense of your degree

Make your master's degree more affordable by taking advantage of employer tuition reimbursement, federal financial aid or installment payment plans.

Your admission advisor, along with our Financial Aid Office will work with you to help identify what opportunities are available given your specific situation.

Many of our graduate students take advantage of tuition assistance programs offered by their employer.

Some students are reimbursed by their employers upon receipt of each trimester's grades (Deferred Tuition Reimbursement), while other employers pay the University directly for student tuition.

Get in touch with your HR department to learn how they can support your education. We'll work with you to ensure that you have any paperwork required to take advantage of this great benefit.

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

Financial aid is available to qualified students who apply to Franklin.

To find out if you're eligible for federal financial aid, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online application.

Be sure to include the Franklin University FAFSA code: 003046.

Apply For Federal Financial Aid

When you register for classes, you will receive a statement of tuition and fees. These are due by the first day of class unless you have:

  • Enrolled in an installment payment plan (The installment payment plan allows students to make scheduled payments throughout the trimester)
  • Enrolled in a deferred tuition reimbursement plan

The University accepts eChecks (ACH), MasterCard®, VISA®, American Express® and Discover® credit card payments.

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4 Register For Classes

We'll help you get started

Your Registration Appointment is a critical step in the process that gives you the opportunity to register your first term courses, get final questions answered, and start your Franklin experience in the best way possible. You can choose to have your Registration Appointment either in-person at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, or over the phone.

We know you're busy and need flexible scheduling options. That's why our admissions advisors are available over lunch, during the evenings, and even on select Saturdays.

During this meeting, your admissions advisor will help you register for courses. Once this is complete, you will have a clear picture of your first-term schedule. You will also receive your registration statement, which lists your courses, payment balance statement, as well as your Franklin email address and the login information to our online student portal.

5 Attend Your Online Orientation

Log in and get started. We'll help navigate.

Your admissions advisor will provide you with login information for your online orientation session and you'll be able to access orientation 24 hours after your registration has been processed.

Orientation is not required, but is highly recommended because you'll be introduced to Franklin's engaging, intuitive online learning environment and get acquainted with other resources and policies.

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