Graduate Admissions

Graduate School Application


Graduate School 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 Admissions.

Graduate Admissions

50 E. Main St.
219 Greenly Center
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
gradadmissions@bloomu.edu
570-389-4015

Official Undergraduate Transcripts, Graduate Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation

Application materials may be mailed directly to — Bloomsburg University, Office of Graduate Admissions, 50 E. Main St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815-13031 — or submitted electronically via gradadmissions@bloomu.edu

  • If you are submitting application materials electronically, they MUST be in .PDF format (the Office of Graduate Admissions 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, 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 Admissions from your respective institution. 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 Admissions in a sealed envelope from the institution. Bloomsburg University graduates do not need to submit a BU transcript.

 

Before Applying

  • Review your resume: Most graduate programs require you to submit a resume. Your resume should reflect you as professional and showcase your skills. Whether you are starting with the basics or just looking to update the content, your resume should be a snapshot of your most applicable experiences.
  • Write a statement of goals: A statement of goals, also known as a “statement of purpose” or “personal statement” is a document that demonstrates your writing ability on a personal level. Your personal statement should discuss your personal, career, and academic goals posed by the graduate program. Be sure to check your specific program webpage to check for specific prompts or requirements.
  • Ask for letters of recommendation: While your transcripts will showcase your academic accomplishments, admissions counselors want to know more about you- from someone else. Typically, programs will require two or three letters of recommendation from previous supervisors, professors, colleagues or mentors. These letters should be written by someone who you have built up a solid relationship with that can speak extensively to at least one aspect of your graduate program whether that be academics, leadership, or personality traits. Some recommenders will need more time to submit these letters than others so be sure to ask early, give a deadline and provide all of the information that they may need to produce a quality letter on your behalf. For example, some may ask for your resume to include pertinent details based off your previous experiences.
  • Graduate standardized testing: The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are required for some program admission. Consult your program webpage or program coordinator for specific admission/score requirements.

Additional Admission Requirements

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 to 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.
  • Programs with Rolling Admission: Application files must be completed and submitted 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.

United States Applicants

Before filling out the application, you must create an account.

When you have finished filling out the application; you must pay the $35 online application fee via credit card.

  • If you are applying for re-activation in the same program, within 2 years of your acceptance at Bloomsburg University, please contact our office directly before you complete any application.
  • Have your official college or university transcripts sent directly to our office at the address indicated in the "Contact Us" section. The Transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope. Graduates of Bloomsburg University do not need to submit their BU transcripts.
  • All other application materials must also be sent directly to the address indicated in the "Contact Us" section.  
  • Please refer to the "To Do List" on your BU student account for specific program application requirements.
  • Files are not reviewed until ALL materials required for the program are received in the School of Graduate Studies.

International Applicants

Before filling out the application, you must create an account.

When you have finished filling out the application, you must pay the $60 online application fee with a credit card.

  • Have your official college or university transcripts sent directly to our office at the address indicated in the "Contact Us" section. The Transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope. Graduates of Bloomsburg University do not need to submit their BU transcripts.
  • Submit credentials to an outside evaluation agency for course-by-course transfer evaluations. Typically our students use the World Educational Services at www.wes.org
  • All other application materials must also be sent directly to the address indicated in the "Contact Us" section.
  • Please refer to the "To Do List" on your BU student account for specific program application requirements.
  • Submit the results of the Test of English Foreign Language (TOEFL) if the applicant's native language is not English. Minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 590 on the paper test, 243 on the computer, and 100 (minimum of 20 in each category) on the web-based test.
  • We will also accept official scores of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7.5.
  • English Language Equivalency Tests 
  • A Foreign Student Financial Statement: All international Graduate students are required to submit a Certified Bank Statement in English and converted to US Dollars verifying they have a minimum of $36,990 US. If a sponsor is someone other than a parent, the sponsor's bank statement must meet the above requirements and include the name of the student being sponsored OR a Financial Guarantee from your country of citizenship may be submitted.
  • A copy of your current valid passport and/or visa.
  • Files are not reviewed until ALL materials required for the program are received in the School of Graduate Studies.

Admissions Notice

Bloomsburg University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.

Bloomsburg University is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual safety, security and crime statistics report as well as the fire safety and fire statistics are available on BU's Annual Security Report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Bloomsburg University or student organizations that are officially recognized by the institution; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault and other matters. To obtain a printed copy of the annual safety and security report or the fire safety report contact: Bloomsburg University Police, 400 E. Second St., Bloomsburg PA 17815-1301. Office: 570-389-4168; Fax: 570-389-3075.