At DelVal, we pledge to give our graduate degree program students the knowledge and experience they need to tackle the most important issues of our time. Our education strategy focuses on individualized attention and an applied approach to teaching. Our practitioner-based faculty members are current with the present and ever-changing trends in their respective fields, bringing their firsthand knowledge into the graduate school classrooms. They combine their expertise with experience to provide a challenging and relevant academic program.

Already started your application? Continue working on your master's application or your doctoral application.

Admission to the Graduate Program

All DelVal graduate school applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. Alternatively, entrants may furnish proof of the equivalent from a foreign college or university. Students must have also earned a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0-point scale. Applicants earning lower GPAs may be considered for admission on an individual basis, or we may request additional material.

All applicants must submit:

  • A completed application for admission with the $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions previously attended
  • Three professional or academic recommendations with information about the candidate's potential and capacity for graduate study
  • A 500-word personal statement that includes personal and career goals, interest in the chosen DelVal graduate degree program or specialization area, and a summary of strengths and areas for growth
  • A comprehensive and current professional résumé

Students must review details below for each major/specialization area to learn additional admission requirements.

Master's Programs 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 a 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 but higher than a 2.7 may be admitted on a conditional basis. Applicants with GPAs lower than a 2.7 are required to submit GMAT scores of 500 or higher.

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 (G1 and G2), spring (G3 and G4), summer (G5 and G6)
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 (G1 and G2), spring (G3 and G4), summer (G5 and G6)
Classes: evenings, off-campus cohorts

M.S. in Teaching and Learning and Post-Baccalaureate STEM Courses     Apply Now
Admission terms: fall (G1 and G2), spring (G3 and G4), summer (G5 and G6)
Classes: evenings

Doctoral Programs Admission Details

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: weekend cohort on main campus or Lehigh Valley 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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