At DelVal, we promise to give you the knowledge and experience to tackle the most important issues of our time - with individualized attention and an applied approach to teaching. Practitioner-based faculty are up-to-date on the current and changing trends in their fields, bringing that experience to the classroom. They blend their knowledge and experience to provide a challenging, relevant academic program.

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

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.

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.

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, entrepreneurship, global executive leadership, finance, food and agribusiness, human resource management, supply chain management
Admission terms: fall (I and II), spring (I and II), summer (I and II), winter
Classes: evenings, online, off-campus cohorts

M.S. in Educational Leadership      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, online, off-campus cohorts

M.S. in Special Education      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, online, 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, online

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership      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.

Have questions? Talk with a program representative.

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