An admission application is required for all students who intend to pursue a degree, licensure or endorsement program. Applications are accepted year round, and students may begin their program at the start of fall, spring, or summer semester (exception: Full time accelerated applicants should check with the School of Education for application deadlines).

Graduate work demands a high level of scholarship, emphasizing research and creativity, and requiring student initiative and responsibility. Therefore, an individual applying for admission to the graduate program in education must submit the following materials for review by the Graduate Admission Committee in order to be considered for acceptance:

  1. Graduate Application - Applicants must complete a graduate admission application and pay a $50.00 non-refundable processing fee payable to Mount St. Joseph University.
  2. Letter of Intent/Statement of Goals - Applicants must submit a letter of intent, which includes professional goals, relevant experience and reasons for applying to the program. Please include the names and contact information for 2 individuals who can be contacted for professional references.
  3. Official Transcript - Applicants must submit official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities. An official undergraduate transcript indicating an earned baccalaureate degree in a suitable field from a regionally accredited college or university must be sent by the college or university to the Graduate Admission Office, Mount St. Joseph University, 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233. A maximum of nine (9) credits of graduate level transfer course work may be applied towards the graduate program, providing the transfer courses are equivalent to current program requirements. The department will make the final determination of transferable courses.
  4. Overall GPA of 3.0/Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - Applicants should demonstrate their ability to do graduate level work by showing evidence of an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above or an acceptable score on the GRE. Contact program directors for additional information. Please note that applicants seeking licensure must meet student teaching requirements as noted in the Graduate Catalog and the Graduate Education Department Handbook.
  5. Copy of a valid teaching certification/licensure, if applicable.
  6. Résumé - All applicants should submit a résumé showing current and previous work experience.
  7. Have an admission interview;
  8. Full Time Accelerated Admission Deadlines - Because full time is a cohort program which has a specific start date, applicants must meet application deadlines. Contact the department for the specific deadline date for the given program and year. Applications will be reviewed after receipt of all application materials. Qualified applicants will be invited to meet with an advisor for an interview. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Once the application packet is complete, (i.e. when all documents are received) the program director in the Graduate Education Department reviews the materials. The program director submits his/her recommendations to the Dean of Education who is responsible for the final admission decision. The applicant will receive a letter informing him/her of this decision. All documents received by the University as part of an application for admission become the property of Mount St. Joseph University and will not be returned to students or forwarded to any other college or university.