University of Pikeville

147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
(606) 218-5250

Admissions for Graduate Students

As a graduate student at UPIKE, you will be challenged and supported as you continue your education. Applying to one of UPIKE’s graduate programs is easy, and our dedicated admissions team is here to assist you throughout the process.

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  1. Complete the application for your program of interest: the MBA program application, Master of Social work application or the Teacher Leader Master of Arts (TLP) program application.
  2. Pay the application fee on our payment portal
  3. Provide official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework. These should be sent directly to [need info here].
  4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine if you qualify for any financial aid. Use UPIKE’s code: 001980
  5. Check the additional application requirements for UPIKE’s MBA program, MSW program or Teacher Leader Master’s Program (TLP) to complete the application process.

Questions about submitting transcripts?
Our Office of Admissions is here to help you through the application process and answer questions along the way. Contact the Office of Admissions at (606) 218-5251 or

Frequently Asked Questions

UPIKE’s graduate programs, the MBA, MSW and the Teacher Leader Master of Arts (TLMA), are available in a convenient, online format. This makes it possible for professionals and teachers who work in the region to earn their degree without coming to campus for class.

UPIKE’s graduate programs are led by talented faculty with real world experience in the business and education fields.

UPIKE does not require graduate applicants to take the GMAT or the GRE for admission into the program.

You may qualify for federal student loans or other financial aid. Make sure to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during the admissions process to determine what aid you may be eligible to receive. You will use a previous year’s tax information to complete this form. UPIKE’s FAFSA code is: 001980.

UPIKE offers three masters degrees:

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Teacher Leader Master of Arts (TLMA)

In addition to these programs, UPIKE also offers two professional doctoral programs:

Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)

Doctor of Optometry (OD)