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Admission to the School of Graduate Studies

All applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. or proof of the equivalent from a foreign college or university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (4.0-point scale). Applicants with lower GPAs may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis or asked to provide additional material. All applicants will be asked to submit:

  • A completed Application for Admission with $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions previously attended
  • Three professional or academic recommendations, appraising the candidate's potential and capacity for graduate study, on the reference form provided
  • A 500-word personal statement addressing your personal and career goals, your interest in the chosen DelVal program or specialization area, and a brief summary of your strengths and areas for growth
  • A comprehensive, current professional résumé

Please review the notes below specific to your intended major/specialization area for additional admission requirements.

International Applicants

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 80 (IBT) or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5. DelVal's TOEFL institution code is 2510. Course-by-course evaluations of all academic transcripts from institutions outside of the U.S. are required. Upon acceptance, additional documentation will be required including a certification of finances and visa forms.

Visiting Students

Visiting or guest students who wish to enroll in graduate-level classes at DelVal may register via the Visiting Student Registration form. This form is for students who are not seeking a degree or credit certificate (i.e., not intending to matriculate into a program) but plan to take classes to transfer or for professional/personal development. Applicants for a degree or certificates should use one of the links below.

Program-Specific Admission Details

M.A. in Counseling Psychology      Apply Now
Specializations: child and adolescent counseling, social justice community counseling
Certificate: advanced counseling psychology graduate certificate
Admission term: fall
Classes: evenings
Additional admission criteria: Applicants with a degree in psychology, counseling or related field are preferred, however, degrees in other fields are welcome to apply. Proof of completion of at least four psychology courses, one of which must be Introduction to Psychology, with a 3.0 or better in each. Interview with admission committee.

M.A. in Policy Studies      Apply Now
Specializations: community and international development, food and agriculture, sustainability and environment
Admission terms: fall, spring
Classes: evenings

Master of Business Administration (MBA)      Apply Now
Specializations: general business, accounting, food and agribusiness, supply chain management
Admission terms: fall (I and II), spring (I and II), summer (I and II), winter
Classes: evenings, online traditional and/or online accelerated
Additional admission criteria: Applicants with GPAs lower than 3.0 are required to submit GMAT scores

M.S. in Educational Leadership and Post-graduate administrative/curriculum certifications      Apply Now
Specializations: school administration, supervisor of curriculum and instruction
Certificates: Post-graduate school administration or supervisor of curriculum and instruction
Admission terms: fall (I and II), spring (I and II), summer (I and II)
Classes: evenings, off-campus cohorts

M.S. in Special Education and Post-graduate special education supervisory certification     Apply Now
Specializations: assistive technology, transition education skills, supervisor of special education
Certificates: Post-graduate assistive technology specialization, transition education skills specialization, or supervisor of special education
Admission terms: fall (I and II), spring (I and II), summer (I and II)
Classes: evenings, off-campus cohorts

M.S. in Teaching and Learning      Apply Now
Admission terms: fall (I and II), spring (I and II), summer (I and II)
Classes: evenings

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Superintendent Letter of Eligibility     Apply Now
Specializations: K-12 with PA superintendent letter of eligibility, higher education administration
Certificates: Post-graduate Superintendent Letter of Eligibility
Admission term: fall
Classes: on-campus weekend cohort
Additional admission criteria: Applicants must hold a master’s degree with a minimum 3.25 GPA. K-12 Superintendent applicants should also address how superintendents shape learning in school districts as part of the personal statement. Interview with admission committee in early spring of the anticipated start term.

Have questions? Talk with a program representative.

Counseling Psychology: Email Terry Jackson, 215.489.2324
Policy Studies: Email Terry Jackson, 215.489.2324
MBA: Email Catherine Sinclair, 215.489.4840
Master's Education: Email Leonard Schwartz, 215.489.4452
Doctoral Education: Email Robert Laws. Ed.D., 215.489.4123

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