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Graduate Program Requirements

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To learn more about requirements for admission to individual Graduate Programs, please select the program you are interested in from the list below

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All applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university, preferably with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Prerequisite

Applicants to all graduate business programs must have satisfactorily completed one college-level composition course and one college-level math course at the level of algebra or above. Application materials may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or online at www.rosemont.edu. Formal admission to the program is granted only after all admissions materials have been received and reviewed, and all standards have been met.

To apply to the Master of Business Administration program, the following must be completed:

  1. Application. Either in paper accompanied by a non-refundable $50 fee, or online where the fee will be waived;
  2. Request that all previous undergraduate (and graduate) institutions send official transcripts to Rosemont;
  3. Request two letters of recommendation, preferably from those who can address your academic and/or professional competencies;
  4. For applicants whose native language is not English, official copies of TOEFL scores are required;
  5. Statement of Purpose:
    Applicants must submit an essay (2-3 pages typed, double-spaced) addressing the following statement: With an understanding that leadership involves influencing others, define your vision of leadership. Describe a professional situation in which you have facilitated organizational change. Discuss your professional goals in applying to enter Rosemont’s graduate business program.
  6. Current Resume.

All written documents (writing sample, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation) must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document to gpsadmissions@rosemont.edu.

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Applicants for the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university, preferably with a major in psychology or a closely related discipline and a GPA of 3.0 or higher (some exceptions may apply).

Pre-requisite

  • All candidates for admission must have had a major or minor in psychology OR satisfactorily completed the following college-level psychology courses: Introduction to Psychology, Personality, and Statistics.
  • Applicants seeking Educational Specialist I Certification in Elementary or Secondary School Counseling must have satisfactorily completed two college-level courses in English (composition and literature) and two college-level courses in mathematics.
  • Deficiencies at the undergraduate level must be remediated before graduate admission is granted.

Formal admission to the program is granted only after all admissions materials have been received and reviewed, and all standards have been met. 

To apply to the M.A. in Counseling Psychology program, complete the following:

  • Application
  • Transcripts - request that all previous undergraduate (and graduate) institutions send official transcripts to Rosemont;
  • Request three letters of recommendation, preferably from those who can address your academic and/or professional competencies;
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, official copies of TOEFL scores are required;
  • Statement of purpose: Please submit an essay (2 to 3 pages, typed, double-spaced) describing your professional goals in applying to enter Rosemont’s graduate program in Counseling Psychology.
    • Discuss any work-related, volunteer, academic, or life experiences that have influenced your interest in applying to this program.
    • Do you plan to focus your professional work on any specific counseling issues and/or any particular treatment populations?
  • Personal interview

* All written documents (writing sample, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation) must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document to gpsadmissions@rosemont.edu.

All applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or  university, preferably with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Most importantly, applicants must demonstrate proficiency and promise in the writing genre of their choice through submission of a writing sample. Application materials may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or online at www.rosemont.edu. Formal admission to the program is granted only after all admissions materials have been received and reviewed, and all standards have been met.

To apply to the MFA in Creative Writing program, the following must be completed:

  • Application. Either in paper accompanied by a non-refundable $50 fee or online where the fee will be waived;
  • Request that all previous undergraduate (and graduate) institutions send official transcripts to Rosemont;
  • Request three letters of recommendation, preferably from those who can address your academic and/or professional competencies;
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, official copies of TOEFL scores are required;
  • Writing sample and statement of purpose. Your full name, date of submission, email, and phone number should appear on the first page. On each subsequent page, your full name should appear as the header along with the page number.

Writing Sample

  • For fiction/nonfiction, a maximum of twenty pages. The submission may be an excerpt from a longer work, preferably from the opening.
  • For poetry, submit five poems.
  • For dramatic writing, submit the first 20 pages of your script.

Include with the writing sample a one-page reflection in which you discuss why you selected this particular writing and what areas you’d like to develop while in the program.

Statement of Purpose

Please submit an essay (typed, double-spaced, 500 words maximum) detailing your goals in earning an MFA in Creative Writing. In your statement of purpose address not only why Rosemont would be a good place for you, but what you think you can contribute to the writing community here.

All written documents (writing sample, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation) must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document to . Please include your name and contact information on the documents.

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Candidates for admission should have attained a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (some exceptions may apply). Interview: Candidates for the graduate education program are required to schedule an admissions interview with the Program Director.

To apply to the MA in Education program, the following must be completed:

  1. Application
  2. Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate (and graduate) institutions
  3. Letters of recommendation (1), preferably from those who can address your academic and/or professional competencies
  4. Official copies of TOEFL scores are required For applicants whose native language is not English
  5. Statement of purpose

Statement of Purpose

Please submit an essay (typed, double-spaced, approximately 250 words) explaining your professional goals in applying to the graduate education program at Rosemont. Your essay will be evaluated on content, style, punctuation, grammar, and logic.


*All written documents (writing sample, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation) must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document to .

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Candidates for admission should have attained a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (some exceptions may apply). Interview: Candidates for the graduate education program are required to schedule an admissions interview with the Program Director.

To apply to the MA in Education program, the following must be completed:

  1. Application
  2. Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate (and graduate) institutions
  3. Letters of recommendation (1), preferably from those who can address your academic and/or professional competencies
  4. Official copies of TOEFL scores are required For applicants whose native language is not English
  5. Statement of purpose

Statement of Purpose

Please submit an essay (typed, double-spaced, approximately 250 words) explaining your professional goals in applying to the graduate education program at Rosemont. Your essay will be evaluated on content, style, punctuation, grammar, and logic.


*All written documents (writing sample, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation) must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document to .

 

Visit the Program Page

Candidates for admission should have attained a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (some exceptions may apply). Interview: Candidates for the graduate education program are required to schedule an admissions interview with the Program Director.

To apply to the MA in Education program, the following must be completed:

  1. Application
  2. Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate (and graduate) institutions
  3. Letters of recommendation (1), preferably from those who can address your academic and/or professional competencies
  4. Official copies of TOEFL scores are required For applicants whose native language is not English
  5. Statement of purpose

Statement of Purpose

Please submit an essay (typed, double-spaced, approximately 250 words) explaining your professional goals in applying to the graduate education program at Rosemont. Your essay will be evaluated on content, style, punctuation, grammar, and logic.


*All written documents (writing sample, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation) must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document to .

Visit the Program Page

Candidates for admission should have attained a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (some exceptions may apply). Interview: Candidates for the graduate education program are required to schedule an admissions interview with the Program Director.

To apply to the MA in Education program, the following must be completed:

  1. Application
  2. Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate (and graduate) institutions
  3. Letters of recommendation (1), preferably from those who can address your academic and/or professional competencies
  4. Official copies of TOEFL scores are required For applicants whose native language is not English
  5. Statement of purpose

Statement of Purpose

Please submit an essay (typed, double-spaced, approximately 250 words) explaining your professional goals in applying to the graduate education program at Rosemont. Your essay will be evaluated on content, style, punctuation, grammar, and logic.


*All written documents (writing sample, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation) must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document to .

Visit the Program Page

Candidates for admission should have attained a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (some exceptions may apply). Interview: Candidates for the graduate education program are required to schedule an admissions interview with the Program Director.

To apply to the MA in Education program, the following must be completed:

  1. Application
  2. Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate (and graduate) institutions
  3. Letters of recommendation (1), preferably from those who can address your academic and/or professional competencies
  4. Official copies of TOEFL scores are required For applicants whose native language is not English
  5. Statement of purpose

Statement of Purpose

Please submit an essay (typed, double-spaced, approximately 250 words) explaining your professional goals in applying to the graduate education program at Rosemont. Your essay will be evaluated on content, style, punctuation, grammar, and logic.


*All written documents (writing sample, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation) must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document to .

Visit the Program Page

Candidates for admission should have attained a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (some exceptions may apply). Interview: Candidates for the graduate education program are required to schedule an admissions interview with the Program Director.

To apply to the MA in Education program, the following must be completed:

  1. Application
  2. Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate (and graduate) institutions
  3. Letters of recommendation (1), preferably from those who can address your academic and/or professional competencies
  4. Official copies of TOEFL scores are required For applicants whose native language is not English
  5. Statement of purpose

Statement of Purpose

Please submit an essay (typed, double-spaced, approximately 250 words) explaining your professional goals in applying to the graduate education program at Rosemont. Your essay will be evaluated on content, style, punctuation, grammar, and logic.


*All written documents (writing sample, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation) must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document to .

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Applicants for the Master of Science in Forensic Sociology/Criminology must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university with a background in Sociology/Criminology, Social Forensics, Criminal and/or Juvenile Justice, Corrections or another related field. A GPA of 3.0 or higher (some exceptions may apply) is required.


Formal admission to the program is granted only after all admissions materials have been received and reviewed, and all standards have been met. 

To Apply, Complete the Following:

  • Application
  • Transcripts - request that all previous undergraduate (and graduate) institutions send official transcripts to Rosemont;
  • Request three letters of recommendation - one each referencing the following:
    • Academic
    • Field Experience
    • Character
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose: Please submit a 2-page essay describing your rationale in applying to enter Rosemont’s graduate program in Forensic Sociology/Criminology
  • Personal interview with the program director - at his/her discretion

* All written documents (writing sample, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation) must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document to .

Visit the Program Page

All applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university, preferably with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Application materials may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or online at www.rosemont.edu. Formal admission to the program is granted only after all admissions materials have been received and reviewed, and all standards have been met.

To apply to the M.A. in Publishing programs, the following must be completed:

  1. Application. Either in paper accompanied by a non-refundable $50 fee, or online where the fee will be waived;
  2. Request that all previous undergraduate (and graduate) institutions send official transcripts to Rosemont; 
  3. Request three letters of recommendation, preferably from those who can address your academic and/or professional competencies; 
  4. For applicants whose native language is not English, official copies of TOEFL scores are required; 
  5. Statement of purpose.
  6. Writing (a business letter or report, for example) and/or design sample
  7. Resume

Statement of Purpose: Please submit an essay (3-5 pages, typed, double-spaced) that
addresses: What brought you to this program? What are your educational purposes
in attending this program? Your professional goals?

Writing/Design Sample: A writing sample of at least 5-10 pages. For those pursuing design, submit a design sample.

All written documents (writing sample, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation) must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document to

ALL CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING:

1.    Completed Application for Admission
2.    Official College Transcript
3.    Statement of Purpose (How will this certificate program help your career: 2-3 paragraphs)
4.    Resume