Application Checklist

Graduate Requirements

___ Completed Graduate Application

___ $40 online application fee with credit card OR $50 non-refundable paper application fee by check.

___ Official transcripts of all undergraduate work

___ Official transcripts of all graduate work

___ Up-to-date resume

___Recommendation forms based on your program, please refer to our recommendation requirements

___ Official test scores, where applicable

___ After acceptance, pay the $100 non-refundable deposit to hold your place in your program and enroll in classes. The deposit will be applied to your tuition.

additional requirements by program

Business Administration (MBA)

___ Official scores for the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) sent to Graduate Programs at Clarion University. Note: If your undergraduate cumulative G.P.A. is above 3.25, you do not have to submit test scores.

___ Provide a list of your work experience including employer, job title, and years of employment. This information can be included on your resume.

___ GMAT waiver request can be submitted if you have more than five years work experience in an appropriate field, after completion of your bachelor's degree.


Education (MED) (all concentration areas), Reading Specialist Certification, Early Childhood Teacher Certification

___ Undergraduate minimum quality-point average (QPA) requirement is 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.

___ Two copies of your Pennsylvania certification, OR Two copies of evidence of teacher certification in another state, OR Professional Goals Statement that addresses the following: (1) describe how the Master of Education program will help you realize some of your professional goals; (2) describe any leadership responsibilities that you have had in your school, school district, or in other educational, professional, or community settings.

 

Early Childhood Teacher Certification Program

In addition to all requirements listed above under "Education (MED) (all concentration areas)," those applying to the Early Childhood Teacher Certification program must also submit:

___ One copy of an elementary teaching certificate.

___ Current criminal clearances- Act 33, 34 and FBI.

___ Medical records - TB test, Physical Examination, Required Immunizations. Please note: liability insurance is not a requirement for the ECH Teacher Certification Program.

 

Library Science (MSLS)

___ Applicants with a cumulative quality-point average (QPA) below 3.0 on a 4.0 scale should review the Library Science section of the Graduate Catalog regarding QPA admission requirements


MSLS with School Library Media

___ Applicants with a cumulative quality-point average (QPA) below 3.0 on a 4.0 scale should review the Library Science section of the Graduate Catalog regarding QPA admission requirements


Certificate of Advanced Studies in Library Science (CAS)

___ In addition to the above, submit a letter describing why you want to pursue the CAS program and your activities since you received your MSLS degree.

 

Mass Media Arts and Journalism (MS)

___ Admission on a provisional basis may be granted if the applicant's QPA is at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale and scored 400 or above on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or a combined score of at least 1,000 from two sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test. GRE revised General Test after that must achieve a combined score of 297.

___ Statement of purpose for pursuing the MMAJ including your professional goals, a description of your talents and skills as they relate to graduate study in the field, and a list of your accomplishments as they relate to your professional goals.

___ Short essay describing how you expect to benefit from graduate study in MMAJ at Clarion University and how you expect to contribute to the program.


Public Relations Certificate (PR)

___ Admission on a provisional basis may be granted if the applicant's QPA is at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale and he/she receives scaled score of 400 or above on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or a combined score of at least 1,000 from two sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test. Test takers who complete the GRE revised General Test after that must achieve a combined score of 297.

___ Statement of purpose for pursuing the MMAJ including your professional goals, a description of your talents and skills as they relate to graduate study in the field, and a list of your accomplishments as they relate to your professional goals.

___ Short essay describing how you expect to benefit from graduate study in MMAJ at Clarion University and how you expect to contribute to the program.


Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS)

___Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores if QPA is below a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

___Undergraduate minimum quality-point average requirement is 3.0 or above (Provisional admission is possible for students with an undergraduate GPA under 3.0 but above 2.75).

___Letter stating goals for graduate study.

___Ask those who will be submitting your recommendations to document your potential and/or effectiveness in the areas of your teaching ability and/or professional performance.

___Applicants to this program should submit documentation of any prior field experience through human service employment and/or university field experience. This information can be included on the resume.


Speech Language Pathology (MS)

___Official GRE scores.

___Writing proficiency as demonstrated by a one-page letter of intent.

___Ask those who will be submitting your recommendations to document your potential and/or effectiveness in the areas of your teaching ability and/or professional performance. Note: Clarion University, graduating seniors in speech pathology are not required to submit letters of recommendation.

___Twelve semester hours of credit in courses related to normal development and the sciences related to the use of speech, hearing, and language; three credits in speech pathology, three credits in language disorders, six credits in audiology, including three credits in aural rehabilitation, three credits in augmentative and alternative communication; 25 clinical observation hours; three credits in statistics; three credits in behavioral/social sciences; three credits in biological sciences; three credits in physical sciences; and three credits in mathematics. (Students may make up undergraduate deficiencies.)

Nursing (MSN)

___Earned baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program.

___Licensure as a registered nurse in the state where the student plans to complete clinical practicum.

___Undergraduate QPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale or a graduate QPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (if seeking second M.S.N. degree).

___One year of recent full-time clinical practice or two years of part-time clinical practice (2,000 hours).

___Evidence of completion of a college-level statistics course with a "C" or better.

___Resume of professional experience Completed Requirement Summary sheet.

___Essay describing his/her professional goals and expectations regarding how the program will meet these goals
Self-addressed acknowledgment card.

___Upon receipt of all these materials, the Graduate Office will notify the applicant to arrange an interview with members of the Admission, Progression, and Graduation Committee. An application is not considered complete until after the interview.


Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

___Master of Science in Nursing degree.

___National certification as an advanced practice nurse.
___Unencumbered, current license to practice as an advanced practice nurse in the state where internship hours will take place.

___Verification of a minimum of 500 supervised clinical hours from the applicant's graduate program; and
___Graduate GPA > 3.25.

___Copy of Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nursing licenses in the state where the applicant plans to complete internship hours.

___A type-written 1-2 page personal statement describing your learning goals.

 

Last Updated 9/1/17