Graduate School Admission Information

NOTE: Thank you for your patience as we transition to online course delivery as part of our COVID-19 prevention measures. For information about graduate admission, please email Jarrod Harchalk at

Thank you for your interest in The Graduate School at Otterbein University! We have a centralized application for all graduate school applicants; however each program has its own admission requirements. If you have any questions regarding admission, please contact The Graduate School office at 614-823-3210 or email us.

How to Apply

  • Complete the . You will be asked to create a login/password. This will allow you to save and return to your application if necessary.
  • Submit the . Upon submitting your application, you will be prompted to pay the $40 application fee online with your debit/credit card. The application fee is waived for returning students, Otterbein faculty & staff, and those who have served in the U.S. military.
  • Order official transcripts from each college/university attended. Transcripts are considered official when they arrive to Otterbein directly from the sending institution (mail or electronic).
    All foreign transcripts must be evaluated course-by-course through , or .
  • Submit admission materials: Each program of study has its own admission requirements. Please review your program’s admission requirements and send admission materials to:
    The Graduate School
    Otterbein University
    1 South Grove Street
    Westerville, OH 43081
  • You may also scan and send your admission materials to us via email.

Specific Program Application Requirements