Summer Hours Through August 9, Lincoln is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and closed on Fridays. 

Graduate Application


If you're looking to take the next step at a small college with a tight-knit and diverse community, Lincoln is the place for you.

If you're looking to take part in a tradition of learning that dates back to 1866 but is still focused on the future, then yes, Lincoln is for you. Please feel free to visit with us further about finding the right graduate program to meet your career goals. 

U.S. Residents

When do I need to apply? 30 Days prior to the start of each academic term.

International Residents

Fall Admission:  May 1
Spring Admission: October 1

Admission Requirements

An applicant for admission to the Graduate Studies Program must submit the following items:

  • An application for admission. 
  • A non-refundable $30 application fee. 
  • An official transcript from every college and university previously attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or supervisors. For recent graduates, at least two of the three letters of recommendation must come from instructors of their major courses.
  • A personal goal statement. 
  • The results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for Master of Arts or Master of Science Programs.
  • The results of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) for the Master of Business Administration program.

Apply Online  2023-2024 Tuition and Fees

For more program specific information, view the: Graduate Bulletin 2021-2023 


Requirements for International Students

All international students except those who have English as their official language, must submit one of the following:

  • The results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the results of the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or International English Language Test (IELTS).
  • All international students must submit an I-134 Affidavit of Support and original bank statements documenting adequate financial resources to attend graduate school before an I-20 will be issued. 
  • All international students must submit a complete course by course evaluation of their educational credentials from institutions in other countries.

Health Requirements for Enrollment 

Course Load


Fall and Spring Semesters
Summer Session
 9 credit hours
6 credit hours
Three-quarter time
6-8 credit hours
4 credit hours
5 credit hours
3 credit hours