Graduate Certificate/Certifications Application Process and Admissions Requirements
If you have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited institution and have completed prerequisites in your proposed area of concentration with a “B” average, you may apply for admission to a certificate or certification program. If you are interested in initial Pennsylvania state certification, you must satisfy a six-credit undergraduate requirement both in mathematics and English.
You must submit the following materials to the College of Graduate Studies:
- Online application form.
- A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 in the form of a check or money order.
- Official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate school you have attended should be sent directly to the College of Graduate Studies from the school registrar(s).
- Two reference forms appraising your personal and professional qualities as well as your capability for graduate study. References should be completed by academic professors or employers and forwarded directly to the Graduate Office.
- A one-page essay discussing your professional goals and how graduate study at Immaculata will enable you to achieve those goals.
You must also participate in an official interview with the department chair and/or a faculty member.
Be advised that some departments have specific prerequisites for admission to their certification programs. When applying for a certification program, be sure to request information about the prerequisites required for admission to the program.