Admission to the Ph.D. Program is competitive. Marywood seeks Master's students that exhibit superior academic achievement, a sensitivity to interdisciplinary inquiry, and a potential for professional leadership in their respective discipline fields.

The application deadline for the Fall semester is February 20. The application for the Spring semester is September 20. To apply, visit the Graduate Admissions site.

General Admissions Requirements:

    • A Master's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university with a cumulative QPA of 3.00> 
    • An official graduate transcript from each college, university, and/or professional school attended 
    • Three letters of recommendation from course instructors and/or current supervisors addressing the applicant's qualifications for doctoral level work. The letters of recommendation must be current and not be older/written beyond 1 year at the time of submission.
    • A reflective essay of approximately 1000 words addressing your professional goals and research interests and how they can be achieved in this program
    • A copy of your resume
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller's Analogy Test (MAT) general test scores taken with the last 5 years**
    • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, if an international student
    • If an applicant meets the minimum requirements from the above listed items, then the student will be Invited for an on-campus interview
    • **The GRE or MAT scores will be waived if the student has earned a Master's degree within the last 5 years and earned a cumulative QPA 3.5>

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