Graduate work demands a high level of scholarship, emphasizing research and creativity, and requiring student initiative and responsibility. Therefore, an individual applying for admission to the graduate program in education must submit the following materials for review by the Graduate Admission Committee in order to be considered for acceptance:


Requirements for Admission:


Graduate Application

Applicants must complete a graduate admission application and pay a $50.00 non-refundable processing fee to Mount St. Joseph University.


Letter of Intent/Statement of Goals

Applicants must submit a letter of intent, which includes professional goals, relevant experience, and future plans for pursuing an educational career. Please include the names and contact information for 2 individuals who can be contacted for professional references.


Official Transcript

Applicants must submit official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities. An official undergraduate transcript indicating an earned baccalaureate degree in a suitable field from a regionally accredited college or university must be sent by the college or university to:


ATTN: Graduate Admission Office
Mount St. Joseph University
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45233


A maximum of nine (9) credits of graduate level transfer course work may be applied towards the graduate program, providing the transfer courses are equivalent to current program requirements. The department will make the final determination of transferable courses. Official transcripts can be sent to


Overall GPA of 3.0

Applicants should demonstrate their ability to do graduate level work by showing evidence of an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above.  Any applicant who does not meet the GPA requirement will be admitted at the discretion of the individual’s program director.


Copy of a valid teaching certificate/license, if applicable.



All applicants should submit a résumé showing current and previous work experience.


Additional Requirements

In addition to requirements  listed above, applicants for the program must:

  • have an admission interview with the program director
  • pass the appropriate PRAXIS II content test (applies to AYA only). AYA applicants who do not pass PRAXIS II will be required to take undergraduate mathematics or science courses in the deficit area before continuing with the program, and then retake and pass PRAXIS II during their first semester of enrollment.


Full-time Accelerated Program Admission Deadlines

Because full-time programs have a specific start date, applicants must meet application deadlines. Contact the School of Education for the specific deadline date for the given program and year. Applications will be reviewed after receipt of all application materials. Qualified applicants will be invited to talk with an advisor for an interview. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.


Once the application packet is complete, (i.e. when all documents are received) the Graduate Admission Committee in the Graduate Education Department reviews the materials. The Committee submits its recommendations to the chairperson of the Graduate Education Department who is responsible for the final admission decision.


The applicant will receive a letter informing him/her of this decision. All documents received by the University as part of an application for admission become the property of Mount St. Joseph University and will not be returned to students or forwarded to any other college or university.