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Graduate Admission

Graduate Division


Graduate Student Studying

Thank you for considering Mount Saint Mary’s University for your graduate education. Applicants who hold an undergraduate degree are welcome to apply. The student's previous academic record must give evidence of the ability and the preparation necessary for successfully pursuing graduate study. Admission will be based on an evaluation of the applicant's potential for success in both the program and the profession.

Application and admission requirements, as well as entry points and admission deadlines, vary by program and concentrations/credentials, and may change from time to time. Therefore, we encourage you to contact and regularly keep in touch with your Graduate Counselor and/or Faculty Advisor. You can find admission requirements and available entry points for your program below.  

Please note that all programs require an application, application essay, resume, transcripts from all schools attended and 2 letters of recommendation. Any additional application requirements are noted below.  

Admission Requirements

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Program Entry Terms Application
Add'l Application
Humanities  Fall; Spring; Summer Rolling Basis    
Religious Studies Fall; Spring; Summer Rolling Basis    
MFA Creative Writing  Fall; Spring; Summer  Rolling Basis 10-20 Page
Writing Sample
MFA Film & Television  Fall; Spring  Rolling Basis Creative Portfolio  
Business Administration (MBA)  Fall; Spring; Summer  Rolling Basis Open  Foundation Courses 
Counseling Psychology  Fall; Spring  Rolling Basis   Introductory Course to Psychology 
Education Fall; Spring; Summer Rolling Basis CBEST; CSET  
Nursing (MSN) Fall; Spring; Summer Rolling Basis RN License BSN Degree; 1 Year of RN Work Experience

Healthcare Administration

Summer; Fall Rolling Basis   Foundation Courses
Doctor of Physical Therapy Fall December 1 GRE; 1 additional letter of recommendation (3 total) See DPT Prerequisites
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology  Fall  December 1  GRE; 1 additional letter of recommendation (3 total)  See PsyD Prerequisites


International Admission

International applicants are encouraged to submit their application and supporting documents at least 4-6 months prior to the term they would like to begin. This will allow for proper processing time to obtain a student visa. Please note that international students are required to submit additional supporting documents than those listed above. For more information, please visit our international student site.

Contact Us

If you would like to schedule an individual appointment with a Counselor or Program Advisor please call 213-477-2800 or email at