MBU Online Graduate Admissions Process: Step by Step

>MBU Online Graduate Admissions Process: Step by Step


1 Complete your application online. Our application is fast, easy and free.


2 Submit your official transcripts from all previously attended colleges, universities, and post-secondary institutions (this includes any courses posted as transfer credits from other institutions). Transcripts may not be hand delivered. They must be sent electronically from your  previous institutions or mailed directly to:

Missouri Baptist University
Graduate Admissions
One College Park Drive
St. Louis, Mo 63141


3 Submit a letter of recommendation* from an employer or professional in your chosen field. You can send the letters of recommendation directly to graduateadmissions@mobap.edu.

* Christian Ministry applicants must request and submit an additional letter of recommendation from a pastor.
* Counseling applicants must request and submit 3 letters of recommendation from an employer or professional in the field.


Submit your professional statement*. This is an essay of approximately 900 words or two pages double spaced explaining what you have done professionally up to this point, why you have chosen your professional field, and what professional plans you have for using your degree or certification when you have completed your course of study.

*Counseling Applicants must write and submit an original, double-spaced 1000 word essay that will be reviewed for content and will be used to assess your written communication skills. Please answer the following prompts in your writing:

    • As a CACREP aligned program, we strive to provide the community with leaders who are ethical, socially just, and culturally competent. After reflecting on this vision statement, please answer:
      • What previous experiences (please include personal, professional, academic, and/or any leadership roles) have led you to pursue a master’s degree in counseling, specifically the program at Missouri Baptist University?
      • What are your professional goals, and how do you see your goals aligned with the vision of the MBU counseling program described above? How do you plan on carrying these professional goals forward to be a leader in your community and profession?
    • The Counseling Program is both academically and emotionally rigorous. What challenges, if any, do you foresee encountering during your studies? What forms of support will you use to meet those challenges?

*Christian Ministry Applicants must submit a 5-7 sentence statement of faith that summarizes their core beliefs, as well as a spiritual autobiography. One page (double-spaced) is sufficient.


Meet Your Admissions Counselor

Emily Blackford
Graduate Enrollment Counselor



Natalie Taylor, MPA
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
B.S. in Biology, Southeast Missouri State University
MPA, Lindenwood University