Preview Day - November 10

Located in South Carolina, Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community dedicated to transforming lives.

Professors provide one-on-one mentoring outside the classroom at Southern Wesleyan University

The faith-filled community at SWU is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are passionate about learning and growing, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Fine Arts Events at SWU

Whether you come for a campus visit, fine arts program, or athletic event, SWU seeks to provide educational and cultural opportunities not just to our campus community but to the greater community around us.

Graduate Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for Master of Science in Management and Leadership

  • Submission of a completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • GPA of 2.7 or better on all undergraduate course work or on the final 60 hours of undergraduate course work
  • If GPA is less than 2.7 but better than 2.5, students may be granted conditional admission if approved by the Admission Committee
  • If GPA is less than 2.5 and upon approval of the Admission Committee, students may take the GMAT and present a score of 450 or greater for consideration. Admission to the program is not guaranteed by taking the GMAT.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge the applicant's moral character, professional expertise, and capacity for graduate-level work.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language, applicant must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test) or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English.

Download the Graduate Business Admissions Checklist (pdf) to assist in the enrollment process.


Admission Requirements for Master of Business Administration

  • Submission of a completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • GPA of 2.7 or better on all undergraduate course work or on the final 60 hours of undergraduate course work
  • If GPA is less than 2.7 but better than 2.5, students may be granted conditional admission if approved by the Admission Committee
  • If GPA is less than 2.5 and upon approval of the Admission Committee, students may take the GMAT and present a score of 450 or greater for consideration. Admission to the program is not guaranteed by taking the GMAT.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge the applicant's moral character, professional expertise, and capacity for graduate-level work.
  • Undergraduate course work in statistics, accounting, and economics. For those whose undergraduate degree is in a field other than business or have not met prerequisite courses for the program, academic leveling courses should be completed to provide a comprehensive review of all the foundational material associated with the degree program. Learn more about academic leveling courses.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language, applicant must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test) or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English. 

Download the Graduate Business Admissions Checklist (pdf) to assist in the enrollment process.


Admission Requirements for MBA with Health Care Administration Concentration

  • Submission of a completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • Experience in a health care setting of at least one year
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • GPA of 2.7 or better on all undergraduate course work or on the final 60 hours of undergraduate course work
  • If GPA is less than 2.7 but better than 2.5, students may be granted conditional admission if approved by the Admission Committee
  • If GPA is less than 2.5 and upon approval of the Admission Committee, students may take the GMAT and present a score of 450 or greater for consideration. Admission to the program is not guaranteed by taking the GMAT.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge the applicant's moral character, professional expertise, and capacity for graduate-level work.
  • Undergraduate course work in statistics, accounting, and economics. For those whose undergraduate degree is in a field other than business or have not met prerequisite courses for the program, academic leveling courses should be completed to provide a comprehensive review of all the foundational material associated with the degree program. Learn more about academic leveling courses.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language, applicant must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test) or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English.

Download the Graduate Business Admissions Checklist (pdf) to assist in the enrollment process.


Admission Requirements for Master of Education in Classroom Leadership

  • Submission of a completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • Valid teaching certificate from the State of South Carolina or equivalent out-of-state certification.
  • Current employment with a minimum of one year experience as a teacher such that the teacher’s classroom can serve as a “laboratory” for the completion of course requirements. (For those with less than one year experience, the teacher may provide two letters of recommendation-one of which must be from a school administrator stating that the teacher would have access to a classroom for completion of course requirements.)
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge the applicant's moral character, professional expertise, and capacity for graduate-level work. One recommendation must be from School Administrator.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate course work or on the final 60 hours of undergraduate course work. (If less than 3.0, student must have satisfactory scores on the GRE and/or approval of the Graduate Admissions Committee.)
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language, applicant must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test) or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English.

Download the Graduate Education Admissions Checklist (pdf) to assist in the enrollment process.

**The M.Ed. program curriculum does not lead to initial teacher certification in the State of South Carolina.**


Admission Requirements for Master of Education in Administration and Supervision

  • Submission of a completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • Valid teaching certificate from the State of South Carolina
  • Current employment with a minimum of two years experience as an administrator or teacher such that the teacher’s classroom can serve as a “laboratory” for the completion of course requirements.
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge the applicant's moral character, professional expertise, and capacity for graduate-level work. One recommendation must be from School Administrator.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate course work or on the final 60 hours of undergraduate course work. (If less than 3.0, student must have satisfactory scores on the GRE and/or approval of the Graduate Admissions Committee.)
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language, applicant must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test) or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English.
  • Background statement (supplied by the university) of disclosure concerning all prior convictions including felonies and misdemeanors

Download the Graduate Education Admissions Checklist (pdf) to assist in the enrollment process.

**The M.Ed. program curriculum does not lead to initial teacher certification in the State of South Carolina.**


Learn more about transfer credits from accredited colleges and universities.

If you have any questions regarding admission requirements for your degree program, please contact your local program representative.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972 and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Southern Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The university reserves its right to operate as a church-related institution and to develop policies consistent with the religious tenets of its sponsoring denomination, The Wesleyan Church. Read more about the Gender Nondiscrimination Policy.

If you would like to speak with someone concerning an alleged violation of the Nondiscrimination Policy, or would like to file a complaint, you can speak to our University Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator for Southern Wesleyan University is the Associate Vice President for Student Life, Dr. Justin Carter. His campus phone number is 864-644-5144. You can also reach him via email at . His office is located at 212 Jennings Campus Life Center (CLC).