Frequently Asked Questions

Doctoral Students

Is it acceptable to submit parts of the application at different times?

Yes, we understand required documentation may arrive at different times. No official action will be taken until required documents are received.

Once I submit official transcripts and/or other documentation for admission, at my request can those documents be returned to me?

No.  All documents submitted in connection with an application become the property of the University.

Do all future doctoral students have to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)?

Yes, the GRE is required.

What if I have missed the application deadline?

The application deadline must be adhered to and will not be waived.

What official transcripts are required to complete the application?

We require official transcripts of coursework from all colleges attended, including Marywood.

Are there assistantships/scholarships available for graduate/doctoral students?

Yes.  Marywood University awards a number of scholarships each year to graduate/doctoral students on the basis of academic promise, and professional focus and commitment. Scholarships are available to both full-time and part-time students. Full-time status scholarship recipients must take nine credits or more per semester to maintain their scholarship. Part-time status scholarship recipients must take at least six credits each semester, both Fall and Spring, to receive scholarship funds.  Additional information is available on the Graduate Financial Aid site.

Is there on-campus housing available for doctoral students?

On-campus housing is provided to graduate/doctoral students on a very limited basis. There is no guarantee that students will receive on-campus housing while attending Marywood. Graduate/doctoral students who would like to be considered for on-campus housing should contact Housing and Residence Life at or (570) 348-6236.

  • Apartments at 317 Linden St is another option for off-campus living. You can take advantage of 317's prime location in the heart of downtown Scranton and enjoy all the benefits of the modern urban lifestyle. For more information, call (570) 344-1750.

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