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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 are subject to change. Therefore, we ask that you visit your program's webpage regularly and contact your Graduate Counselor and/or Faculty Advisor for the most up-to-date information. Admission requirements and available entry points for your program can be found below. We encourage all applicants to submit and complete their applications by the priority application deadlines below. Applications received after the priority deadlines are certainly welcome, and will be considered for admission on a rolling and space-available basis.     

All programs require an applicationapplication essayresumetranscripts from all schools attended and 2 letters of recommendation at the very minimum. Any additional application requirements are noted below.  

Admission Requirements


Program Entry Terms Additional Requirements
Humanities  Fall; Spring; Summer  
Religious Studies Fall; Spring; Summer  
MFA Creative Writing  Fall; Spring; Summer  10-20 Page
Writing Sample
MFA Film & Television  Fall; Spring  Creative Portfolio
Business Administration (MBA)  Fall; Spring; Summer   
Counseling Psychology  Fall; Spring   
Education Fall; Spring; Summer Varies by credential and degree program. Please visit the Education site.
Nursing (MSN) Fall; Spring; Summer RN License; BSN Degree

Healthcare Administration

Summer; Fall  
Doctor of Physical Therapy Fall GRE; 1 additional letter of recommendation (3 total); See DPT Prerequisites
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology  Fall  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