Admission Requirements (Graduate)

Master's Level

Applicants for admission to master's level graduate courses must meet at least two minimum requirements: (1) possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and (2) demonstrate potential for graduate work, ordinarily by having maintained a "B" average during undergraduate study. Additional prerequisites standards for admission and evidence of suitability for advanced study may be set by particular departments or for specific degree concentrations within departments. Students seeking admission should review the particular section or sections of the graduate catalog referring to the degree program of their interests. Students seeking admission should contact the Office of University Admissions as soon as possible. If admission test requirements, such as the Graduate Record Examination or Miller Analogies Test, are omitted from the admission application, your application may not be eligible for review. Test results are valid for five years from the test date. An applicant who has not completed an undergraduate degree at the time of application can gain provisional admission. The student will not gain full admission until the Office of University Admissions has received an official transcript showing the undergraduate degree awarded. Students who do not complete the admission process cannot gain full admission status to a graduate program and are not eligible for financial aid.Without gaining full admission status, students will be subject to all policy and rule changes affecting their degrees beyond their initial date for commencing coursework. Since degree requirements frequently change over a three-to-five-year period, the lack of full admission status could prolong a student's time and credit hours necessary for degree completion. Until a student fulfills all entry requirements to the department, a student is not fully admitted to graduate studies. Accumulated credit hours are evaluated by an academic adviser at the time of full admission to determine applicability to the degree program being pursued. After admission into Marywood, the student will receive notification to pay a non-refundable confirmation deposit. This will secure enrollment for the student and allow the student to register for classes.

Doctoral Programs

Applicants for admission to the Ph.D. program must hold a master's degree and meet specific additional requirements for that program. Consult the section of this catalog related to the Ph.D. program for further details.

Applicants for admission to the Psy.D. program must present at least 18 credits of Psychology coursework at the undergraduate level. A small number of students can be admitted post-master's. Refer to the section of this catalog related to the Psy.D. program for details.