Graduate School is Affordable

A graduate education is an excellent investment in your future, from which you will gain expanded opportunities, higher earning potential, and the lifelong joy of learning.  As part of its mission to graduate true leaders of character and integrity, HBU offers a wealth of scholarships, as well as financial aid, to support your education.  Tuition and fees are also comparatively low, which helps to make your graduate experience surprisingly affordable.

Scholarships

The following scholarships are available for new incoming degree-seeking graduate students.   Your admissions file must be complete, and your scholarship application(s) must be submitted by the dates below to be considered for scholarships.

Scholarship deadlines*

  • Priority Summer – March 15
  • Summer – April 1
  • Priority Fall – June 15
  • Fall – July 1
  • Priority Spring – November 15
  • Spring – December 1
  • Doctorate – March 1
    *Unless otherwise specified

Please note the following deadline exceptions:
* Guild Scholarship deadline is April 3rd and only accepts applications once a year.
* Apologetics Merit Scholarship deadline is April 1st and only accepts applications once a year.
* College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Scholarship deadline is April 1st and only accepts applications once a year.
* Master of Fine Arts Scholarship deadline is April 1st and only accepts applications once a year.

Scholarships are available for each of HBU's Graduate School programs. Select your intended program of study below to review the available scholarship opportunities!

  • Master of Business Administration
    GMAT Scholarship GMAT scholarships are available to high achieving students.  You must submit the scholarship application and your test score.
    GRE Scholarship GRE scholarships are available to high achieving students.  You must submit the scholarship application and your test score.
    Alumni Scholarship Alumni Scholarships are awarded to all applicants who have earned a previous degree from Houston Baptist University. Automatically awarded upon admission to the program. *You must still apply!
  • Master of International Business
    Alumni Scholarship Alumni Scholarships are awarded to all applicants who have earned a previous degree from Houston Baptist University. Automatically awarded upon admission to the program. *You must still apply!
    GMAT Scholarship GMAT scholarships are available to high achieving students. You must submit the scholarship application and your test score.
    GRE Scholarship GRE scholarships are available to high achieving students.  You must submit the scholarship application and your test score.
  • Master of Science in Human Resources Management
    Alumni Scholarship Alumni Scholarships are awarded to all applicants who have earned a previous degree from Houston Baptist University. Automatically awarded upon admission to the program. *You must still apply!
    GMAT Scholarship GMAT scholarships are available to high achieving students. You must submit the scholarship application and your test score.
    MS-HRM Scholarship The Master of Science in Human Resources Management program scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, applicant must submit a scholarship application and an essay. Scholarship recipients will be identified by the Scholarship Selection Committee.
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology: Sport Management
    Alumni Scholarship Alumni Scholarships are awarded to all applicants who have earned a previous degree from Houston Baptist University. Automatically awarded upon admission to the program. *You must still apply!
  • Doctor of Education in Executive Educational Leadership
    Program Scholarship These program scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, applicants must submit a scholarship application and an essay. Scholarship recipients will be identified by the Scholarship Selection Committee.
    Alumni Scholarship Alumni Scholarships are awarded to all applicants who have earned a previous degree from Houston Baptist University. Automatically awarded upon admission to the program. *You must still apply!
    The Guild Scholarship The Guild Committee awards scholarships to new and current students. This scholarship is awarded for the summer and fall admission. The application deadline is April 3rd. This scholarship is for certified teachers.  Additional scholarship application required. Read More.
    Teaching Assistantship Teaching Assistantships will be awarded on a competitive basis.
    Research Assistantship Research Assistantships will be awarded on a competitive basis.
  • Master of Education
    GRE Scholarship GRE scholarships are available to high achieving students. You must submit the scholarship application and your test score.
    Alumni Scholarship Alumni Scholarships are awarded to all applicants who have earned a previous degree from Houston Baptist University. Automatically awarded upon admission to the program. *You must still apply!
    The Guild Scholarship The Guild Committee awards scholarships to new and current students. This scholarship is awarded for the summer and fall admission. The application deadline is April 3rd. This scholarship is for certified teachers who will be getting a masters in a specialization that keeps them in a classroom teaching. Additional scholarship application required. Read More.
    ADELANTE Scholarship Project ADELANTE is a five-year project funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition in the U.S. Department of Education (Award #T365Z160177). Project ADELANTE provides partial tuition scholarships to help pre-service teachers or currently certified teachers earn bilingual education or ESL certification. Students applying to the Post-Baccalaureate certification, M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, or M.Ed. in Bilingual Education may be eligible. Non-degree seeking students who already hold a Texas educator certification may also be eligible if they have not earned bilingual or ESL certification. Apply today!
  • Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification
    ADELANTE Scholarship Project ADELANTE is a five-year project funded by the Office of English Language Acquisition in the U.S. Department of Education (Award #T365Z160177). Project ADELANTE provides partial tuition scholarships to help pre-service teachers or currently certified teachers earn bilingual education or ESL certification. Students applying to the Post-Baccalaureate certification, M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, or M.Ed. in Bilingual Education may be eligible. Non-degree seeking students who already hold a Texas educator certification may also be eligible if they have not earned bilingual or ESL certification. Apply today!
  • Master of Arts in Apologetics
    Master of Arts in Apologetics Program Scholarship The Master of Arts in Apologetics program scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, applicants must submit a scholarship application and an essay. Scholarship recipients will be identified by the Scholarship Selection Committee.
    Merit Scholarship The MAA Merit Scholarship is awarded to the most academically talented applicant students in the Master of Arts in Apologetics program. The scholarships are awarded each Spring, to begin in the Fall semester. Students are eligible to apply once, in their first academic year.  Read More.
    GRE Scholarship GRE scholarships are available to high achieving students. You must submit the scholarship application and your test score.
    Alumni Scholarship Alumni Scholarships are awarded to all applicants who have earned a previous degree from Houston Baptist University. Automatically awarded upon admission to the program. *You must still apply!
  • Master of Arts in Biblical Languages
    Master of Biblical Languages Scholarship The Master of Arts in Biblical Languages program scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, applicants must submit a scholarship application and an essay. Scholarship recipients will be identified by the Scholarship Selection Committee.
    Alumni Scholarship Alumni Scholarships are awarded to all applicants who have earned a previous degree from Houston Baptist University. Automatically awarded upon admission to the program. *You must still apply!
    GRE Scholarship GRE scholarships are available to high achieving students. You must submit the scholarship application and your test score.
    The Guild Scholarship The Guild Committee awards scholarships to new and current students. This scholarship is awarded for the summer and fall admission. The application deadline is April 3rd.  Scholarship recipients are identified by the Guild Scholarship Selection Committee.  Additional scholarship application required. Read More.
    Baptist General Convention of Texas Scholarship BGCT scholarships are awarded to students who are active members of a church associated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

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    Graduate Renewal Application

  • Master of Arts in Christian Leadership
    Master of Arts in Christian Leadership Scholarship The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership program scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, applicants must submit a scholarship application and an essay. Scholarship recipients will be identified by the Scholarship Selection Committee.
    Alumni Scholarship Alumni Scholarships are awarded to all applicants who have earned a previous degree from Houston Baptist University. Automatically awarded upon admission to the program. *You must still apply!
    The Guild Scholarship The Guild Committee awards scholarships to new and current students. This scholarship is awarded for the summer and fall admission. The application deadline is April 3rd.  Scholarship recipients are identified by the Guild Scholarship Selection Committee.  Additional scholarship application required. Read More.
    GRE Scholarship GRE scholarships are available to high achieving students. You must submit the scholarship application and your test score.
  • Master of Divinity
    Master of Divinity Program Scholarship The Master of Divinity program scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, applicants must submit a scholarship application and an essay. Scholarship recipients will be identified by the Scholarship Selection Committee.
    Alumni Scholarship Alumni Scholarships are awarded to all applicants who have earned a previous degree from Houston Baptist University. Automatically awarded upon admission to the program. *You must still apply!
    The Guild Scholarship The Guild Committee awards scholarships to new and current students. This scholarship is awarded for the summer and fall admission. The application deadline is April 3rd.  Scholarship recipients are identified by the Guild Scholarship Selection Committee.  Additional scholarship application required. Read More.
    GRE Scholarship GRE scholarships are available to high achieving students. You must submit the scholarship application and your test score.
    Baptist General Convention of Texas Scholarship BGCT scholarships are awarded to students who are active members of a church associated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies
    Master of Theological Studies Scholarship The Master of Arts in Theological Studies program scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, applicants must submit a scholarship application and an essay. Scholarship recipients will be identified by the Scholarship Selection Committee.
    Alumni Scholarship Alumni Scholarships are awarded to all applicants who have earned a previous degree from Houston Baptist University. Automatically awarded upon admission to the program. *You must still apply!
    GRE Scholarship GRE scholarships are available to high achieving students. You must submit the scholarship application and your test score.
    The Guild Scholarship The Guild Committee awards scholarships to new and current students. This scholarship is awarded for the summer and fall admission. The application deadline is April 3rd.  Scholarship recipients are identified by the Guild Scholarship Selection Committee.  Additional scholarship application required. Read More.
    Baptist General Convention of Texas Scholarship BGCT scholarships are awarded to students who are active members of a church associated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

  • Master of Arts in Philosophy
    Philosophy Scholarship The Master of Arts in Philosophy program scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, applicants must submit a scholarship application and an essay. Scholarship recipients will be identified by the Scholarship Selection Committee.
    Alumni Scholarship Alumni Scholarships are awarded to all applicants who have earned a previous degree from Houston Baptist University. Automatically awarded upon admission to the program. *You must still apply!
    GRE Scholarship GRE scholarships are available to high achieving students. You must submit the scholarship application and your test score.
  • Master of Liberal Arts
    MLA Scholarships The Master of Liberal Arts program scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, applicants must submit a scholarship application and an essay. Scholarship recipients will be identified by the Scholarship Selection Committee.
    GRE Scholarship GRE scholarships are available to high achieving students. You must submit the scholarship application and your test score.
    Alumni Scholarship Alumni Scholarships are awarded to all applicants who have earned a previous degree from Houston Baptist University. Automatically awarded upon admission to the program. *You must still apply!
  • Master of Arts Psychology
    COEBS Scholarship Awarded to an outstanding current HBU undergraduate senior psychology student. Additional application and essay required.
    GRE Scholarship GRE scholarships are available to high achieving students. You must submit the scholarship application and your test score.
    Alumni Scholarship Alumni Scholarships are awarded to all applicants who have earned a previous degree from Houston Baptist University. Automatically awarded upon admission to the program. *You must still apply!
  • Master of Arts in Counseling
    COEBS Scholarship Awarded to an outstanding current HBU undergraduate senior psychology student. Additional application and essay required.
    GRE Scholarship GRE scholarships are available to high achieving students. You must submit the scholarship application and your test score.
    Alumni Scholarship Alumni Scholarships are awarded to all applicants who have earned a previous degree from Houston Baptist University. Automatically awarded upon admission to the program. *You must still apply!
  • Master of Arts Christian Counseling
    COEBS Scholarship Awarded to an outstanding current HBU undergraduate senior psychology student. Additional application and essay required.
    GRE Scholarship GRE scholarships are available to high achieving students. You must submit the scholarship application and your test score.
    Alumni Scholarship Alumni Scholarships are awarded to all applicants who have earned a previous degree from Houston Baptist University. Automatically awarded upon admission to the program. *You must still apply!
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling
    Alumni Scholarship Alumni Scholarships are awarded to all applicants who have earned a previous degree from Houston Baptist University. Automatically awarded upon admission to the program. *You must still apply!
  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
    Alumni Scholarship Alumni Scholarships are awarded to all applicants who have earned a previous degree from Houston Baptist University. Automatically awarded upon admission to the program. *You must still apply!
  • Master of Fine Arts
    MFA Scholarships The Master of Fine Arts program scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, applicants must submit a scholarship application and an essay. Scholarship recipients will be identified by the Scholarship Selection Committee.
    Alumni Scholarship Alumni Scholarships are awarded to all applicants who have earned a previous degree from Houston Baptist University. Automatically awarded upon admission to the program. *You must still apply!

Financial Aid

Financial aid, simply defined, is money which helps students pay for their educational costs. Aid may be in the form of loans, grants, scholarships, employment opportunities, or a combination of all of these. More than $30 million in such aid is awarded to HBU students annually.

Although the primary responsibility for meeting postsecondary educational expense rests with students and their families, many families have limited resources and are unable to meet these costs. For this reason, several financial aid programs have been established to assist students who can establish need.

To apply for financial aid:

  • All Financial Aid Applicants must apply to The HBU Graduate School
  • April 1 is the preferred annual deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor. List the HBU school code number 003576 on your FAFSA. Electronic FAFSA filers must either print, sign, and mail the FAFSA signature page to the processor or acquire a PIN number to sign the application electronically. You may acquire a PIN Number by going to the FAFSA website, and requesting your PIN Number.
  • Submit all requested documents to the Financial Aid Office to complete your aid application. Documents must be received by the Financial Aid Office by April 1 to receive priority funding. The next academic year’s FAFSA may not be completed until January 15 immediately preceding that academic year at the earliest. You will be notified of the documents that are needed to complete your aid application.

Financial aid is awarded on a first come, first served basis as funding permits. The amount of the student’s award is based on financial need and annual limits as specified by program limits. Financial need is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid annually.

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