Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Admissions

COVID-19 and Admissions at George Fox

The George Fox admissions office is taking steps to protect the health of our campus community and prospective students. In accordance with the Oregon governor’s "Stay Home, Save Lives" campaign, admissions counselors are working remotely. While we cannot offer in-person visits for now, admissions counselors are still available by email, phone or video if you have any questions or need assistance.

We are still accepting applications for spring and summer. Classes may be offered virtually until in-person classes can safely resume.

If you are applying, please send application materials by email and ask your previous school(s) to send official transcripts electronically directly to George Fox, rather than sending them by mail.

For additional information, visit the university's main COVID-19 response page.

We look forward to connecting with you!

MAT Admission Requirements

Apply for Master of Arts in Teaching at George Fox University

We are seeking teacher candidates who are dedicated and focused, open to multiple viewpoints, enthusiastic about learning, able to negotiate systems, and excellent at communicating.

For students seeking admission to the MAT program, requirements are as follows:

  • A bachelor’s or master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of at least 3.0 in the last two years of course work (those with a GPA below 3.0 may need to take and pass additional exams before being admitted)
  • Previous experience working with children or adolescents
  • Completed application requirements (see How to Apply)
  • Interview by the admission committee (see Once Your Application is Complete)

Application Deadlines

  • June 1 to start in the  fall (program begins in August virtually or at our Portland location only)
  • Dec. 15 to start in the  spring (program begins in January virtually or at our Portland, Salem, or Redmond locations). Applications will be accepted until the cohort is full.
  • May 1 to start in the  summer (program begins in June virtually or at our Portland or Redmond locations)

How to Apply

Apply Online
Create an account with a username and password, and complete the MAT application online. In response to the financial strain the COVID-19 response has caused for many people, application fees for education programs have been waived until further notice.

Applications can be saved to be completed at a later date. Log in early to send reference forms and view the essay prompts.

Note: Additional subject area testing is required for state licensure, but is not required for admission. Subject area tests must be completed before student teaching. Recommended reading: Testing: The Big Picture

First-Time Applicants

Create an Account

Returning Applicants

Log in
Request Official Electronic Transcripts

Request an official transcript from every regionally accredited college or university where you completed even a single course. Electronic transcripts are preferred for speed and accuracy. They must be sent directly from the institution to If an electronic option is not available, unopened official transcripts can be sent via mail to:

Office of Admissions
George Fox University
414 N Meridian Street #6089
Newberg, OR 97132

Submit Character Questionnaire
Complete the Character Questionnaire and email to or fax to 503-554-6111.
Complete FAFSA (if applicable)
Apply for federal financial aid through the FAFSA (George Fox University's FAFSA code is: 003194). Contact your financial aid counselor for financial aid award questions.
International Students
Additional requirements for international students are online here.

Once Your Application is Complete

The MAT admissions committee will review your application file once all materials are submitted. Applicants meeting initial program criteria will be invited to an interview/assessment.
Enrollment Deposit
Upon admission you are required to submit a $200 enrollment deposit by the date provided to you in your admit letter.


Photo of Kipp Wilfong Kipp Wilfong
Graduate Admissions Counselor
Phone: 503-554-6027