Contact Info

          School of Graduate Studies
          140 Butterfield Hall
          310 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2856
          Toll Free: (888) 845-2890
          Fax: (814) 732-2611
          Email: gradstudies@edinboro.edu

          Jess Albert
          Graduate Admissions Coordinator
          Office: Butterfield 140
          Phone: (814) 732-2856
          Email: jalbert@edinboro.edu

          Applying to Graduate School
          Edinboro University’s highly acclaimed Graduate Studies program can take you to the next level in your career. Apply online today. 

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          Welcome to Edinboro’s Graduate Studies Program!

          If you’re ready to start this journey, you must first create an account. After creating your account please complete the two page application.

          International students please click here for directions on how to apply to Edinboro University.

          Please note: Edinboro University’s graduate programs have limited enrollment; meeting admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Late applications may be considered if space is available in the program.

          Application Requirements

          To enter Edinboro’s Graduate Studies program, you must comply with the general admission requirements for EU students listed below, as well as with any additional admission requirements for your selected program.

          For admission to Edinboro’s Graduate Studies program, a student must:

          1. Complete the online application.
          2. Pay an application fee of $30 (if non-EU student), or $7 (if EU student).
          3. Provide an official transcript from each college or university at which undergraduate or graduate credit has been earned. Note: If you have not yet graduated, file a partial transcript at the time the application is completed and file a complete transcript as soon as the degree is awarded. Transcripts must be received directly from the issuing school and will not be accepted if “issued to student.”
          4. Additional application requirements—Please view your specific program page for a complete list of application requirements.

          Only complete applications will be given full consideration. A complete application is defined as one in which all materials required for the admission decision have been received by the Graduate Office. Applicants must arrange for the Graduate Office to receive an official transcript from each college or university at which graduate or undergraduate credit has been earned. Transcripts must be received directly from the issuing school and will not be accepted if “issued to student.” Applicants who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree may submit a partial transcript at the time the application form is submitted. This may entitle the applicant to conditional admission pending receipt of the official transcript with posting of graduation.

          An applicant for admission may be admitted on an unconditional, conditional, special student, non-degree teacher certification, post-baccalaureate certificate, post-master’s program basis or denied admission.

          Dispositions. Dispositions are the character traits, attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and emotional qualities necessary for specific professions and graduate study in general. If the faculty believes that an individual does not have the appropriate dispositions for the field of study/profession in question, they may recommend to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research denial of admission even if undergraduate grades and admissions test results are exemplary.

          For complete information on applying, see the Edinboro University Graduate Catalog.

          Application Procedures

          Post-baccalaureate applicants are not admitted by individual administrators, faculty, or the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Applicants are encouraged to apply online, although paper application forms are available in the Graduate Office. Applicants are also encouraged to apply at least four weeks in advance of program-specific application deadlines or four weeks in advance of the date of anticipated enrollment in the case of programs with rolling admissions.

          Only complete applications will be given full consideration. A complete application is defined as one in which all materials required for the admission decision have been received by the Graduate Office. Applicants must arrange for the Graduate Office to receive an official transcript from each college or university at which graduate or undergraduate credit has been earned. Transcripts must be received directly from the issuing school and will not be accepted if “issued to student.” Applicants who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree may submit a partial transcript at the time the application form is submitted. This may entitle the applicant to conditional admission pending receipt of the official transcript with posting of graduation.

          Admissions Categories

          At the time of admission to graduate study, students are classified as degree-seeking, non-degree-seeking initial teacher certification, degree-seeking initial teacher certification, advanced certificate, or special.

          Degree-Seeking Student

          An applicant who has been admitted to a master’s degree program is classified as degree-seeking. An individual who is seeking admission to a master’s degree program but does not have a completed application, will be permitted to enroll as a special student. However, no more than nine semester hours of credit earned prior to official acceptance as a degree-seeking student will be accepted to meet degree requirements.

          Special Student

          An individual who wishes to take graduate courses for purposes of personal or professional development or for transfer to another institution and who is not seeking a degree, certification, or certificate through Edinboro University is classified as a special student.

          Non-Degree Seeking Student

          An applicant who has been admitted into a non-degree program, including initial teacher certification, post-baccalaureate certificate, post-master’s certification, post-master’s licensure and post-master’s certificate programs is classified as non-degree seeking. An applicant who has been admitted into both a non-degree seeking program and a degree program is classified as a degree-seeking student. 

          Post-baccalaureate Plans of Study for Teacher Certification

          Both degree and non-degree seeking initial teacher certification students must have an individually designed plan for meeting Pennsylvania certification standards. Students should meet with a Graduate School admissions counselor to discuss certification options.

          For complete information on applying, see the Edinboro University Graduate Catalog.

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          Annual Safety and Security Report
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          Edinboro University is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual safety and security report and crime statistics are available here. The fire safety and fire statistics are available here.

          The annual safety and security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Edinboro University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. These reports also include institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety awareness, inclusive of policies concerning sexual assault.

          To obtain a copy of the annual safety and security report, please contact:

          Edinboro University Police Department
          911 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2921

          To obtain a copy of the fire safety report, please contact:

          Manager of Environmental Health and Safety
          Edinboro University
          200 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2709
          Fax: (814) 732-224