Application Process

Applicants for Master degree programs should submit the following items at least six weeks before the semester begins.

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Application Requirements for each program:

Education
  • Nonrefundable $25 application fee
  • Completed and signed application form
  • Two official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended
  • Two recommendation forms/letters of reference
    Principal Certification/Master's in Educational Leadership applicants must provide 1 recommendation letter from a current Principal or 1 recommendation letter from a Superintendent. Recommendation forms are not accepted for the Principal Certification.
  • 1-2 page (250-500 word) personal statement of interest in the education field, future professional plans and goals, and reasons for requesting admission. The quality of the applicant's statement will be of critical importance to the success of the application for admission.
  • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with an undergraduate cumulative GPA less than 3.0 must submit the results of the GRE or MAT prior to being considered for admission.
    For information on the MAT, visit milleranalogies.com
    For information on the GRE, visit ets.org/gre
  • Copies of all valid teaching certificates if already a certified teacher
  • For those seeking the Middle Level Education Master's/Certification program - applicants must have completed 12 undergraduate content area courses in the desired subject area or provide passing scores on the Middle Level Content Area Praxis prior to admission into the university.

Counseling Psychology
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • An undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a four-point scale. Applicants with an undergraduate cumulative grade-point average less than 3.0 must submit results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) prior to being considered for admission.
  • Two satisfactory letters of recommendation or recommendations forms from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic or professional work.
  • An application form with a nonrefundable $25 application fee.
  • A 250- to 500-word personal statement of applicant’s interests in the field, future professional plans and goals, and reasons for requesting admission. The quality of the applicant's statement will be of critical importance to the success of the application for admission.
  • Official transcripts of all previous college or university work. Applicants will be considered based on their academic ability, expression of interests and goals, life experience, and personal interview. Admissions are rolling with the majority in the fall semester and a limited number in the spring. Prior to admission, selected applicants will be invited to complete a personal interview with Counseling Psychology faculty. Notification of acceptance into the program usually is completed within two weeks of the personal interview.
    Please note that the program is limited in size because of the intensive training requirements. Although many applicants meet the criteria for admission, it may not be possible to admit all qualified students. 

Prerequisite Requirements
An undergraduate course in General Psychology is required prior to admission into the program. In addition, two undergraduate prerequisites are required prior to enrollment in select courses in the counseling psychology program:

  • Statistics
  • Research Methods or Experimental Psychology (This can be any general course in experimental psychology, a research methods course, or a course in one of the specific areas of experimental psychology such as learning or cognition.)

Human Resource Management
  • Completed and signed application form
  • Statement of your professional plans and goals (1-2 pages)
  • Two official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
  • Two recommendation forms/letters of reference
  • Résumé
  • Students entering the program with an undergraduate degree in a non-business field and no related experience will be required to take a Common Professional Component(CPC) exam*. Coursework and business experience will be evaluated by the Associate Dean or designate. An applicant with a GPA of less than 3.0 may submit a written petition to the Associate Dean and pending approval by the Dean may be admitted on a probationary basis. Probationary students must complete six hours of graduate coursework in the program at Holy Family, earning a GPA of at least 3.0 and a minimum grade of B in each course to be removed from probationary status and matriculated in the program.

*The Common Professional Component(CPC) test is a requirement for HRM students who do not have an undergraduate business degree or comparable work experience in a business-related profession. The test covers business areas required by the Accreditation Council for Business (ACBSP): Accounting, Finance, management, Economics, social environment, legal environment, international business, information systems, and quantitative analysis. The cost of the test is covered by the School of Business Administration. A student getting less than 40% on the CPC test in an area(s) will need to take an on-line leveling course to gain proficiency in the area(s). The cost for the on-line leveling course is $35 per course, which must be paid by the student. Since the test is a proficiency test, there is no study regimen to prepare for the test.

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Information Systems Management
  • Completed and signed application form
  • Statement of your professional plans and goals (1-2 pages)
  • Two official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
  • Two recommendation forms/letters of reference
  • Résumé
  • Students entering the program with an undergraduate degree in a non-business field and no related experience will be required to take a Common Professional Component(CPC) exam*. Coursework and business experience will be evaluated by the Associate Dean or designate. An applicant with a GPA of less than 3.0 may submit a written petition to the Associate Dean and pending approval by the Dean may be admitted on a probationary basis. Probationary students must complete six hours of graduate coursework in the program at Holy Family, earning a GPA of at least 3.0 and a minimum grade of B in each course to be removed from probationary status and matriculated in the program.

*The Common Professional Component(CPC) testis a requirement for ISYM students who do not have an undergraduate business degree or comparable work experience in a business-related profession. The test covers business areas required by the Accreditation Council for Business (ACBSP): Accounting, Finance, management, Economics, social environment, legal environment, international business, information systems, and quantitative analysis. The cost of the test is covered by the School of Business Administration. A student getting less than 40% on the CPC test in an area(s) will need to take an on-line leveling course to gain proficiency in the area(s). The cost for the on-line leveling course is $35 per course, which must be paid by the student. Since the test is a proficiency test, there is no study regimen to prepare for the test.

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Nursing
  • A BSN from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited nursing program at a regionally accredited institution;
    or
  • An RN from an NLNAC-accredited program with a BS or BA in a related area may be admitted, but must meet BSN equivalent competencies* in nursing leadership, research, and community health as prerequisites to certain courses.
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of C or better (must be completed prior to enrolling in graduate research courses).
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be admitted on a probationary basis. Students admitted on probation will be considered for full admission after satisfactory completion of six credits of graduate coursework with a grade of B in each course.
  • Two professional references (former faculty member, an employer or supervisor, or a professional colleague).
  • Licensure as a registered nurse in the US.
  • Application form with $25 fee.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  • A 250- to 500-word personal statement concerning the student’s interest and reason for applying.
  • Professional resume.

Criminal Justice
  • Application form with statement of your professional plans and goals (1-2 pages)
  • Official transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions attended
  • 2 recommendation forms or letters of reference
  • An example of scholarly writing, such as an undergraduate paper or an article authored by the applicant
  • $25 application fee
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Professional Studies

For the Ed.D program requirements, click here.


Application Requirements for International Students

 
LINKS AND FORMS
PREFERRED APPLICATION DEADLINES
  • Fall Semester - July 1
    Fall application deadline is extended to August 15th!
  • Spring Semester - November 1
  • Summer Semester - April 1

Graduate Admissions Office
Northeast Philadelphia Campus

Holy Family Hall, Room 102
267.341.3327
gradstudy@holyfamily.edu