Graduate Admissions

Dynamic, practical, and up-to-the-minute, Rosemont’s master’s programs are designed to provide you with the opportunities needed to enter into, or advance within, your career. Fostering a learning environment that propels you towards academic and professional success, our small classes are taught by professionals in the field. Classes are conveniently held during the evening at our scenic suburban campus or at our downtown location or online for our business programs.

 

Take the first step to pursuing your passions or advancing your career at Rosemont College. Our dedicated Admissions team and program directors welcome you to inquire, visit campus, or apply now.

Program Requirements

Master of Business Administration

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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 the following must be completed:

  1. Application Free to apply online.
  2. Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate (and graduate) institutions
  3. Two letters of recommendation, preferably from those who can address your academic and/or professional competencies
  4. Official copies of TOEFL scores are required for those whose native language is not English
  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

M.A. in Counseling Psychology

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Prerequisites

  • All candidates for admission must hold a bachelor's degree with either a major or minor in psychology OR satisfactorily completed the following college-level psychology courses: Introduction to Psychology, Personality, and Statistics. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required (some exceptions may apply).
  • 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 remedied before graduate admission is granted.

Materials

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

Requirements for the Addictions Counselor Certificate (Separate Credential)

Candidates seeking the Addictions Counselor Certificate must have earned a master's degree in psychology, counseling, or a closely related field.

Candidates must submit the following:

  • Application
  • Official transcripts for all previous undergraduate and graduate programs plus photocopies of catalog course descriptions for all graduate courses. 
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, an interview with the program director and official copies of TOEFL examination scores are also required. 
  • Following an individualized transcript evaluation, candidates will be notified of the requirements for the certificate. Required coursework may be waived depending on previous graduate education.

Requirements for Elementary or Secondary School Counseling Certification (Separate Credential)

  • Candidates must have earned a master's degree in psychology, counseling, education, or a closely related field.
  • Candidates seeking Certification in School Counseling must have completed two college-level courses in English (one in composition and one in literature) and two college-level courses in mathematics as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The courses must be at the 100 level or above, and cannot be remedial classes. Math courses must fulfill the general education mathematics requirement. A grade of C- or higher is required for these undergraduate classes. The Pennsylvania Department of Education allows advanced placement (AP) credits or successful completion of a College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examination as fulfillment of the undergraduate prerequisites in math and English. Acceptable CLEP examinations include college mathematics, college algebra, English literature, and English composition.

Candidates must submit the following:

  • Application
  • Official transcripts for all previous undergraduate and graduate programs plus photocopies of catalog course descriptions for all graduate courses. 
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, an interview with the program director and official copies of TOEFL examination scores are also required.

Following an individualized transcript evaluation, candidates will be notified of the requirements for Certification. Typically, this includes coursework, Supervised Pre-Practicum, a 2-semester Supervised Practicum, Praxis I and II Assessments, and any additional work deemed necessary to fulfill Pennsylvania State Department of Education standards. Required coursework may be waived depending on previous graduate education.

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

M.F.A. in Creative Writing

 

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 important, applicants must demonstrate proficiency and promise in the writing genre of their choice through submission of a writing sample. 

 

M.F.A. in Creative Writing program requirements:

  1. Application
  2. Official transcripts to Rosemont from all previous undergraduate (and graduate) institutions
  3. Letters of recommendation (3), preferably from those who can address your academic and/or professional competencies
  4. Official copies of TOEFL scores are required for those whose native language is not English
  5. Writing sample
    1. 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.
    2. For fiction/nonfiction, a maximum of twenty pages. The submission may be an excerpt from a longer work, preferably from the opening.
    3. For poetry, submit five poems.
    4. For play writing, submit the opening of one scene/act, approximately twenty pages.
    5. 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.
  6. Statement of Purpose
    1. Please submit an essay (typed, double-spaced, 500 words maximum) detailing your goals in earning an M.F.A. in Creative Writing.
 

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

M.A. IN EDUCATION AND PK-4 CERTIFICATION

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Pre-Requisites

  • 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.

Materials

  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: 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 gpsadmissions@rosemont.edu.

M.S. in Leadership Studies

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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. Applicants to all graduate business programs must also have satisfactorily completed one college-level composition course and one college-level math course at the level of algebra or above.

Admission Requirements:

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

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

M.A. in Publishing

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

M.A. in Publishing program requirements:

  1. Application
  2. Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate (and graduate) institutions
  3. Letters of recommendation (3), preferably from those who can address your academic and/or professional competencies;
  4. Official copies of TOEFL scores are required for those whose native language is not English
  5. Statement of purpose
    1. 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?
    • What are your professional goals?
  6. Writing and/or design sample
  7. Resume

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

Certificate Programs

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

Contact Information

gpsadmissions@rosemont.edu
610.526.2966

Office of Admissions
Rosemont College
1400 Montgomery Ave.
Rosemont, PA 19010

Upcoming Events

Aug29

Grad Student Move-In Day

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM