Get the intensity and interactivity of traditional graduate-level courses in a completely online environment.
Signum University’s online classroom allows you to take classes from wherever you want and permits flexibility in your schedule. Our courses are rigorous, with multiple class sessions per week and a substantial amount of reading, writing, and studying outside of class.
Before enrolling in a class for M.A. or certificate credit at Signum University, you must meet the following requirements:
- Obtain a Bachelor’s degree in any field of study
If you already have your Bachelor’s degree, you can submit your application using the link below. Be sure to have the following details available when completing your application:
- Contact information
- A scanned copy of a government-issued photo ID, such as a state driver’s license or ID, a federal greencard, or a passport.
- A recent picture of yourself
- A writing sample of any kind – e.g., an essay you wrote as an undergrad, a blog entry, a piece of professional writing, etc.
- The name of the institution that issued your Bachelor’s degree, your graduation year, and your GPA (if educated in the United States)*
- A short personal statement regarding your interests
Applicants from outside the USA are all welcome to apply. See the list of states in the US from which we are currently able to accept applications.
Note that since our classes are delivered in English, students must be able to speak and write English. Application responses and writing samples must be written in English.
* An official undergraduate transcript will be required upon acceptance into the program. Transcripts in a language other than English will be verified with a professional translation service. Students who fail to provide an official undergraduate transcript within one semester of starting the MA program will be removed from the program.
Not ready to apply?
Whether you’re still working on your undergraduate degree or just want to learn for fun, you can audit any of our classes without having to apply. Auditors can:
- Join weekly live class lectures
- Access online course materials and lecture archives
- Engage with students and other auditors in the discussion forum
Auditing is a great option for anyone who wants to keep learning, but isn’t looking to obtain a degree.
Upon submission, your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Team and processed appropriately.
- If your application is accepted, you will receive instructions by email about how to register for your first course.
- If there are any issues or questions, the Admissions Coordinator will reach out to you to discuss your application with you.
Once your application has been processed, you can browse our course catalog and choose the class(es) you want to attend.
English Language Proficiency
Prospective students whose native language is not English can demonstrate proficiency in English in one of two ways, during the application process:
- The student can include with the application a diploma or transcript showing completion of a high-school or undergraduate program at a school where the medium of instruction is English, or
- The student can include with the application scores from one of several possible English-proficiency tests.
If you have any questions about demonstrating English proficiency, email [email protected]
Important Application & Registration Dates
The following table provides dates for the 2021 calendar year. Note that these are not deadlines – please submit your application well in advance of the semester you wish to start your first M.A. class. We strive to process all applications in a timely manner; however, as the beginning of each semester nears, the Registrar Team can be very busy, and application processing may take longer.
|Jan. 11, 2021||Spring 2021 semester begins|
|Jan. 24, 2021||Last day to enroll in classes for the Spring 2021 semester|
|March 15, 2021||Thesis applications for Summer 2021 semester due|
|May 3, 2021||Summer 2021 semester begins|
|May 16, 2021||Last day to enroll in classes for the Summer 2021 semester|
|July 15, 2021||Thesis applications for Fall 2021 semester due|
|Aug. 30, 2021||Fall 2021 semester begins|
|Sept. 12, 2021||Last day to enroll in classes for the Fall 2021 semester|
|Nov. 15, 2021||Thesis applications for Spring 2022 semester due|
The following table provides dates for the 2022 calendar year. Note that these are not deadlines – please submit your application well in advance of the semester you wish to start your first M.A. class. We strive to process all applications in a timely manner; however, as the beginning of each semester nears, the Registrar Team can be very busy, and application processing may take longer.
|Jan. 10, 2022||Spring 2022 semester begins|
|Jan. 23, 2022||Last day to enroll in classes for the Spring 2022 semester|
|March 15, 2022||Thesis applications for Summer 2021 semester due|
|May 9, 2022||Summer 2022 semester begins|
|May 22, 2022||Last day to enroll in classes for the Summer 2022 semester|
|July 15, 2022||Thesis applications for Fall 2022 semester due|
|Aug. 29, 2022||Fall 2022 semester begins|
|Sept. 11, 2022||Last day to enroll in classes for the Fall 2022 semester|
|Nov. 15, 2022||Thesis applications for Spring 2023 semester due|