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Freshman Applicants

You've come to the right place if you are a high school student and plan to enroll in our traditional undergraduate day program.

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Transfer Applicants

You have come to the right place if you plan to enroll in our traditional undergraduate day program and have previous college coursework.

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Adult/Professional - Undergraduate

Adult/Professional - Undergraduate Applicants

Avila Advantage is an evening and online program designed for the working professional.  

Our Adult Learner programs offer bachelor degrees in Business Administration, Healthcare Management, Human Resources, Psychology, Strategic Communication and Liberal Arts Studies.

Please reach out to admissions at 816.501.2400 or advantage@avila.edu if you have additional questions or would like to speak to an admissions Representative. 

Graduate Teacher Certification

Graduate Teacher Certification

Avila offers initial teacher certification at the graduate level. Applicants seeking teacher certification are included in the Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) program and are degree-seeking students. 

Choose to earn your teaching certification in one of the following areas:

    • Art (K-12)
    • Music (K-12)
    • Physical Education (K-12)
    • Elementary Education
    • Middle School Education
        • Language Arts
        • Math
        • Science
        • Social Studies
    • Secondary Education
        • Biology
        • Business
        • Chemistry
        • English
        • Marketing
        • Social Studies
        • Speech/Theater
    • Special Education
Graduate

Graduate Applicants

Avila University welcomes applications from students who are ready to take the next step into Graduate Studies!

Click on your program of interest below and apply for the semester you wish to attend.  
You will be asked to create an account to submit your application so that you may have the convenience of checking on admission materials received throughout the admission process. 
Master of Arts in Education and Special Education Certificate

Master of Arts in Education

Avila University offers a Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) program with the following concentrations to choose from:

      • Literacy
      • TESL 
      • Teaching & Learning

The following concentrations include initial teacher certification:

      • Elementary Education
      • Middle School Education
      • Secondary Education
      • Special Education

Current teachers can obtain their Advanced Certification in the following areas.  Choose to earn the full master's degree or just the advanced certification: 

      • ELL (included in TESL concentration)
      • Special Reading (included in Literacy concentration)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration - MBA

You may choose a concentration in one of the following areas: Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Administration, International Business, Management, Marketing, Executive Leadership, Strategic Human Resources, Project Management

Counseling Psychology or General Psychology

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology or Master of Science in Psychology

The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology offers concentrations in Child & Adolescent Counseling, Couples & Family Counseling, Psychological Assessment or Research.  The Master of Science in Psychology offers three concentrations:  General, Mental Health & Research.  Please note that although the Research track is available for both graduate programs, requests for admittance into the Research concentration will be completed post-attendance.  Click the button below to apply for the semester you wish to attend. 

Kinesiology

Kinesiology

Avila's Master's of Science in Kinesiology program will prepare you to become a clinical leader in kinesiology, exercise science, strength and conditioning, and performance training. The blended online and on-campus class format is designed for working professionals in Kansas City to gain knowledge and proficiency in biomechanics, stress physiology, statistics, exercise physiology, and more. You will study alongside peers and have access to Avila's on-campus and online resources.

Masters of Arts in Management

Masters of Arts in Management

Today’s incredibly complex organizations require leaders who can problem solve, communicate, and handle the constant level of change that comes with 21st Century competitiveness. The Master of Arts in Management prepares students for these challenges with deep dives into the areas of human resources, leadership, ethics, communication, financial decision making, and project management. Courses are designed to provide students opportunities to apply the concepts to practical, real-world scenarios which will prepare the student to take what they learn today into their job tomorrow.

Organizational Development

Organizational Development

You’ll gain insight and skills by mastering organizational psychology and become an expert at organizing initiatives and managing teams. Choose one of four career-enhancing concentrations to help build your portfolio of skills: Strategic Human Resources, Executive Leadership, Leadership Coaching and Workplace Instructional Design

Social Work (in partnership with Saint Louis University)

M.S.W. applicants have a final deadline of July 15.

To complete the application process, please submit the below items:

  • Complete the online application. Applying to most Saint Louis University (SLU) graduate programs costs $55 for U.S. citizens and $65 for international applicants.
  • Submit official copies of all college transcripts. Photocopies and faxes will not be accepted. 
  • Submit 3 confidential letters of recommendation, resume, interview and professional goal statement.

Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate Applicants

Avila University welcomes applications from students who are ready to take the next step into Graduate Studies! Choose from the options below to locate your certificate of interest.  You will be asked to create an account to submit your application so that you may have the convenience of checking on admission materials received throughout the admission process. 

Graduate Certificates are available for those who wish to increase knowledge in a specific area.  Certificates can be completed in approximately one year and require a prior bachelor's degree.  This application will allow you to choose from the following Certificate options:

  • Accounting (Graduate Business Certificate)

  • Child & Adolescent Counseling (Graduate Psychology Certificate)

  • Executive Leadership (Graduate Certificate)

  • Finance (Graduate Business Certificate)

  • Health Care Administration (Graduate Business Certificate)

  • Leadership Coaching (Graduate Certification)

  • Management (Graduate Business Certificate)

  • Marketing (Graduate Business Certificate)

  • Project Management (Graduate Certificate)

  • Psychology - General (Graduate Certificate)

  • Strategic Human Resources (Graduate Certificate)

  • Workplace Instructional Design (Graduate Certificate) 

Graduate Business Certificates

Graduate Business Certificates

Select this application if you wish to apply for a Certificate program in one of the following areas:

  • Accounting

  • Finance

  • Healthcare Administration

  • Management

  • Marketing

Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificates

Select this application if you wish to apply for a Certificate program in one of the following areas. 

  • Executive Leadership 

  • Leadership Coaching Certification 

  • Project Management 

  • Strategic Human Resources 

  • Workplace Instructional Design

Graduate Psychology Certificates

Graduate Psychology Certificate

Select this application if you wish to apply for a Certificate program in Child & Adolescent Counseling or a General Psychology Certificate.

International

Academic Degree Applicants

If English is not the first language of your country and you do not have an English Placement Exam of (IELTS=5.0, TOEFL=500; IBT TOEFL=61) for undergrad courses, please pursue an English Language Learner program to prepare yourself for academic courses here at Avila University. Please see individual graduate application for English Placement Exam requirements.

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