Our Mission

At Ohio Valley University, we seek to transform lives in a Christ-centered academic community that integrates higher learning, biblical faith, and service to God and humanity.


Application Agreement

Reaching our mission of transforming lives involves a dynamic set of integrated processes including Bible courses, daily chapel, a code of conduct, and a way of life that permeates all aspects of life on campus for students, faculty, and staff.

Your application to Ohio Valley University indicates your intention to live as a willing member of the OVU community in accordance with its mission and principles.

Undergraduate Application:

For students seeking to enroll in an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program


International Application:

For non-U.S. citizen or non-Permanent Resident students seeking to enroll in an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program or in OVU’s Intensive English Program (IEP)

School of Graduate Education Application:

For any student who:

  • Needs an additional credential for position or salary enhancements, or

  • Is a certified teacher and wishes to earn a Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, or

  • Needs a credential to create curriculum or to conduct professional development and/or continuing education opportunities

Special Education Institute Application:

For certified teachers seeking to add a multi-categorical special education or autism Endorsement.

Application for Re-Admission:

For students who have previously attended OVU and wish to return.