Graduate Servant Leadership Admission Requirements

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Applicants should complete the online application form and submit the following documents:  the Viterbo Educational Loan Agreement and Disclosure Statement.  Submit these along with:
  • a letter of reference from a person familiar with the applicant's ability to serve as a leader in ministry, non-profit organizations, or business. Applicants shall direct their reference to complete the Graduate Recommendation Form online at Letter of Recommendation;

  • a statement of goals in which the applicant reflects on why she or he wishes to pursue the degree in servant leadership and how she or he hopes to use the knowledge and skills gained through the program in the future;

  • an official transcript documenting a baccalaureate degree earned from a regionally accredited institution;

Transcripts must be requested and sent directly from the institution to Viterbo University Admission Office, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601. We also accept electronic transcripts from Parchment, National Clearinghouse, and Credentials Solutions. Please select "Office of Admission - Traditional Programs" as your destination, if given more than one option when ordering electronic transcripts. Faxed, emailed or hand-delivered transcripts are not acceptable.

Admission Criteria

Admission to the program is determined after review of the above materials. The following will be used to guide admission decisions:

  • Demonstration of leadership and service experience in addition to their undergraduate studies.

  • Strong recommendations highlighting the candidate's actual or potential gifts for servant leadership.

Probationary admission may be granted to applicants. Removal from probationary status will be granted if the participant successfully completes 12 credits of graduate work at Viterbo.