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*Note: this information is for Domestic applicants. International applicants should visit the International Applicants page.

Application Requirements: Please check your program website for program specific requirements

  1. Completed Graduate Application Online Application Form.  
  2. Official sealed transcript(s) of undergraduate/graduate coursework.
  3. Personal Statement:  a letter of intention outlining one’s professional goals and educational objectives for attending the university.
  4. GPA: Please check your program webpage for GPA requirement.
  5.  Two letters of recommendation.
  6.  Resume.
  7.  Any additional documents as required by your program.  Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section on your program's website.
  8. $35 application fee*.
  9. International students, please see additional requirements listed under the International Applicants section. Note: International applicants can only apply to the fall or spring term. There are no summer starts.

    *The $35 application fee will be waived for all applicants that attend a Graduate Studies Open House and complete the online satisfaction survey or are SJU alums. Applicants will receive an email with a link to pay their application fee approximately two days after submitting their online application.

Application Deadlines

Saint Joseph's University operates on a rolling admissions basis for graduate applications. This means that documents can be submitted to the Office of Graduate Operations at any time throughout the year for admission consideration. However, due to time constraints and availability of appropriate courses, we suggest that applicants complete their applications as soon as possible to ensure timely review of their application. Please do not hesitate to contact our office, Graduate Arts and Sciences, at or call 610-660-3131 if you have any questions regarding the application requirements or timeline.

Special Deadlines

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership    March 1 deadline for priority consideration; Applications may be considered up until May1st.
MS Biology Applicants for Fall admission are strongly encouraged to apply by March 15th
MS Computer Science (no summer start) Fall (August) July 15, Spring (January) November 15
MS Psychology March 1


*Saint Joseph’s University and Nazareth Hospital's School of Nurse Anesthesiology will no longer be accepting applications for admission. Current students can still find information under the "Current Students" tab. *

* The MS Psychology program admits new students in the fall semesters only. The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership admits students on a cohort schedule. Please visit the program pages for further information.

Application Instructions

Domestic applicants (US Citizens, Permanent Residents, Refugees & Asylees) must complete and submit the Application Form, along with all credentials and the required $35 USD application fee directly to the Graduate Admissions Office. Applicants for admission must possess a Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution and must provide evidence of their ability and preparedness necessary for the satisfactory completion of graduate work. Specific requirements differ among the programs, and students are advised to consult the appropriate program requirements listed on each program page. Domestic applicants who have received degrees from outside the US should visit our International Admissions page for information on required documentation. All documents submitted in support of an application will become the property of the University and are not returnable.

Standardized Test Scores - Official test score reports (GRE, GMAT, etc.) must be sent directly to Saint Joseph's University. Our GRE code is 2801. Our MAT code is 1663. Our GMAT codes are as follows:

MS Business Intelligence WL8-WS-66
MS Human Resource Management WL8-WS-45
MS Financial Services WL8-WS-94
MS International Marketing WL8-WS-71