Application Checklist

Graduate International Application Checklist

Following is a list of required steps for the Graduate Application process. All International Applicants are required to submit the following:

  1. Completed online application form with $35 application fee. 
  2. Official transcripts/credentials of all college and university academic course work in English and your native language or official course-by-course evaluation.
  3. Proof of English proficiency.
  4. Personal Statement: a letter of intention or outline of one's professional goals and educational objectives for attending the university. (To be uploaded in online application form)
  5. Two letters of recommendation. (Applicants may name recommenders in the online application)
  6. If seeking F or J visa, set of official support statement or bank statement as proof of ability to pay for one year at Saint Joseph’s University.
  7. Official GRE report, if required by your program.

Any additional documents as required by your program (Resume, Writing Samples, 3rd Letter of Recommendation, etc.)

Additional Application Requirements by Program

The following programs require additional test and/or documents to be submitted along with the checklist above:

Ed.D. Educational Leadership (Fall Start Only)

  • Application Fee = $100 USD
  • Minimum required cumulative GPA 3.5 (4.0 scale)
  • Undergraduate & Graduate level transcripts
  • Interview required with program director

Biology M.A. and M.S.  Leadership

  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • M.S. degree only accepts applications for the Fall semester starts. M.A. degree can start in the Spring semester.

Criminal Justice M.S.

  • No Additional Requirements

Computer Science M.S.

  • Pre-requisite coursework required. Click here.

Educational Leadership M.S.

  • No Additional Requirements

Gerontological Services M.S.

  • No Additional Requirements

Health Administration M.S.

  • Pre-requisite: 2 to 3 years of full-time experience in the health care field (or the equivalent) includes completion of one semester of general biology, general psychology, general sociology, and research methods, or their equivalents.

Health Care Ethics M.A.

  • No Additional Requirements

Health Education M.S.

  • Pre-requisite: 2 to 3 years of full-time experience in the health care field (or the equivalent) includes completion of one semester of general biology, general psychology, general sociology, and research methods, or their equivalents.

Organization Development and Leadership

  • No Additional Requirements

Professional Education (no certification)

  • No Additional Requirements

Psychology M.S.

  • Fall Semester Admission Only
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Psychology Insert (click here)
  • Recommendation Form (click here)

Writing Studies

  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • At least 2 samples of writing not to exceed 25 pages (preferably published work- whether in college publications or in other places).
  • More information on writing samples, click here.
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