Standard Graduate School Application Requirements

Standard Graduate School Application Requirements

 

Graduate Application

Admission Questions?
Contact Graduate Studies 570-389-4015

Application Fee

  • The online application requires a non-refundable application fee of $35 for United States applicants/$60 for International applicants that will be paid online at the end of the electronic application via credit card. The application cannot be submitted without payment.
  • Non-Degree/Act 48 Graduate Applicants must send the $35 application fee via check or money order (made payable to Bloomsburg University) along with the paper application (link above) to The Office of Graduate Studies, 212 Centennial Hall, Bloomsburg University, 400 E. Second St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301.

Official Undergraduate Transcripts, Graduate Transcripts and Additional Requirements

  • All application materials must be sent to The Office of Graduate Studies, 212 Centennial Hall, Bloomsburg University, 400 E. Second St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301.
    • If the deadline is approaching for the program and/or semester you are applying to, you may submit materials electronically to gradadmissions@bloomu.edu
    • If you are submitting application materials electronically, they MUST be in .PDF format (The Office of Graduate Studies will not accept .JPEG, Google Docs, Word Documents, or a picture of the document); if materials are received outside of the required format, they cannot be accepted and will be returned to the applicant.
    • If Letters of Recommendation are being submitted electronically to gradadmissions@bloomu.edu, the letter MUST be a scanned copy of the signed .PDF letter you received from the recommender OR must come directly from the recommender in .PDF format.
  • Transcripts should indicate degree granted and be sent directly to The Office of Graduate Studies from your respective institution. Transcripts can be sent either electronically to gradadmissions@bloomu.edu OR via mail to The Office of Graduate Studies, 212 Centennial Hall, Bloomsburg University, 400 E. Second St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301. The transcript must be issued directly to Bloomsburg University (it cannot be issued to student). If sent to the student, the transcript should be delivered to The Office of Graduate Studies in a sealed envelope from the institution.
  • Bloomsburg University Graduates DO NOT need to submit a Bloomsburg University transcript.
  • The entrance requirements to a Masters, Doctoral, or Certificate program at Bloomsburg University vary according to program. However the minimum requirements for applicants include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or the equivalent degree from a foreign institution AND a minimum undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students with a GPA of 2.7 – 2.99 will be considered for provisional acceptance.
  • Program additional requirements should be submitted upon the receipt of your application. When applying please allow sufficient time for your application materials (including test results) to be received by the Graduate Office AND updated on your MyHusky To Do List. Files will not be forwarded for review until ALL application materials are received.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR PROGRAMS WITH ROLLING ADMISSION: Application files must be complete at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester in which a student is applying.
    Although the Summer Semester is broken into three sessions (two that begin on the first day of the semester and one that begins six weeks into the semester), the Summer Semester is a Semester. Anyone applying for the Summer Semester must have a COMPLETE application packet and be accepted into a program prior to the first day of the Summer Semester.

Additional Requirements by Program

Examples of additional requirements, listed by program, are as follows:

Program Track Option (Number of Credits) Additional Materials Required Other Pertinent Information
Accounting (MAcc.) N/A [30] 2 Ltrs Rec, GMAT or GRE, Resume GMAT/GRE waived for BU Accounting majors who have a minimum 3.0 GPA in both ACCT classes and overall
Audiology (Au.D.) Traditional Audiology [120]; IONM[129] 3 Ltrs of Rec, 3 Audiology Rec. Forms, Statement of Goal, GREs, Resume Interview required; Completed application packets due February 1st
Biology (M.S) Thesis [30]; Non-Thesis [30] 2 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals
Business Administration (M.B.A) Professional MBA [36]; Fast Track ([36] Philadelphia only) 3 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals, GMAT or GRE, Resume GMAT/GRE waiver available based on academic and/or professional experience
Business Education (M.Ed.) with Certification [30]; without Certification [46] 2 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals, Resume
Clinical Athletic Training (M.S.) N/A [39] 2 Ltrs of Rec PLUS a letter of verification from the Certified Athletic Trainer, Statement of Goals, GRE, Resume Minimum of 200 hrs. of direct clinical observation/experience under the guidance of a Certified Athletic Trainer. Current First Aid and Professional Rescuer CPR certifications (including adult, child, infant CPR, and AED)
Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed.) with Certification [30]; without Certification [33] 3 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals, Teacher Certification (only for w/o Cert. option), Resume Interview required
Early Childhood Education PK-4 (M.Ed.) with Certification [30]; without Certification [54] 2 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals, Teacher Certification (only for w/o Cert. option), Resume U.S. Citizenship to be certified to teach in Pennsylvania
Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (M.S.) N/A [36] 3 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals Interview required; summer admit only; March 15th Deadline
Educational Leadership (M.Ed.) College Student Affairs [45]; PK-12 Principal Cert [33]; Supervisory Cert [30]; PK-12 Counseling Cert [45] 3 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals, Resume Interview required for all tracks except PK-12 Counseling Cert
Exercise Science Thesis [39]; Non-Thesis [39] 3 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals Fall admit only
Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) N/A [36] 3 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals, GRE, Resume
Instructional Technology (M.S.) Corporate or Education (with an option of an internship [33] or thesis [36] in both) 3 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals, Resume
Instructional Technology E-Learner Developer N/A [12] 3 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals, Resume
Management Certificate N/A [18] 3 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals, GMAT or GRE, Resume GMAT/GRE waiver available based on academic and/or professional experience
Middle Level Education Grades 4-8 (M.Ed.) With Certification (Language Arts, Mathematics; Science; Social Studies) [54] 2 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals U.S. Citizenship to be certified to teach in Pennsylvania
Nursing (D.N.P.) Doctor of Nursing Practice [33] 3 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals, Nursing License (Adv. Practice & RN), Resume Description and total number of clinical hours/cases completed in MSN program with verification from program director.
Nursing (M.S.N.) Anesthesia [68] 3 Ltrs of Rec PLUS 3 CRNA Rec Forms, Statement of Goals, Nursing License, Resume Completed applications for the CRNA program are due by July 1st. CRNA Prerequisite Course Form, CRNA Clinical Experience Form, PALS, ACLS, 8 hrs. CRNA Shadowing.
Nursing (M.S.N.) Family Nurse Practitioner [54]; Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner [45] 3 Ltrs of Rec PLUS 3 MSN Rec Forms, Statement of Goals, Nursing License, Resume Applications for MSN are due by Aug 1st for the Spring semester and January 1st for the Fall.
Nursing (M.S.N.) or (M.S.N./M.B.A) Nursing Administration [42]; Nursing 3 Ltrs of Rec PLUS 3 MSN Rec Forms, Statement of Goals, Nursing License, Resume Applications for MSN are due by Aug 1st for the Spring semester and January 1st for the Fall.
Administration/Master of Business Administration [57]
Nursing (M.S.N.) Community Health Specialization [39] 3 Ltrs of Rec PLUS 3 MSN Rec Forms, Statement of Goals, Nursing License, Resume Applications for MSN are due by Aug 1st for the Spring semester and January 1st for the Fall.
PK-12 Principal Certification N/A [30] 3 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals, Resume
PK-12 Certification in Curriculum and Instruction N/A [24] 3 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals, Resume
Reading (M.Ed.) N/A [36] 2 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals, Teacher Certificate
Speech and Language Pathology (M.S.) Thesis [56]; Non-Thesis [56] 3 Ltrs of Rec PLUS 3 Speech Path Rec. Forms, Statement of Goals, GRE, Resume Completed application packets are due by February 1st.
Special Education/ Exceptionality Programs (M.Ed.) DUAL: Special Education (PK-8) and Early Childhood Education (PK-4) (Initial Teacher Cert.) [57] 2 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals, Resume
Special Education/ Exceptionality Programs (M.Ed.) PK-8 ([42] adv. cert.) ; 7-12 ([42] adv. cert.) 2 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals, Teacher Certification, Resume
Special Education/ Exceptionality Programs (M.S.) Special Education ( [36] w/o cert.) 2 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals, Resume
Supervisory Certification in Special Education N/A [21] 2 Ltrs of Rec, Statement of Goals, Teacher Certification, Resume

 
 
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