Graduate Admission Requirements

Each LHU graduate program has its own admission requirements. The requirements are outline below.  


Alternative Education (Master of Education) 100% online delivery

Concentrations available in Early Childhood & Instructional Technology 

Application deadline for fall is August 15.  Summer walk-in registration is available.

  • Online application
  • Official college transcript(s)
  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals knowledgeable about the applicant’s academic preparation and/or relevant experience
  • Copy of teaching certificate (if applicable)
  • Writing Sample
    • Review a pertinent scholarly journal article or report published in a recent professional journal. Include the problem or issue, the author's viewpoint and supporting ideas. Also include your professional opinion in the final paragraphs of the essay. Your essay should not exceed 300 words. (You must submit a copy of the full text of the article along with your essay.)

Applicants with a 2.85 - 2.99 undergraduate GPA with relevant life experience may be considered  and if admitted to the graduate program, would be required to achieve a 3.0 GPA or better in their first 9 credit hours to remain in good academic standing.


 Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Master of Science) 100% online delivery

 Application deadline for the fall semester is July 15

  • Online application
  • Official college transcript(s).  Candidate should have an undergraduate degree in psychology (or a related discipline such as education, criminal justice, sociology, etc.) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 
  • Completed coursework in research/statistics at the undergraduate level with a minimum grade of "B" in each course prior to matriculation into the program.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals knowledgeable about the applicant’s academic preparation and/or relevant experience.
  • Statement of professional goals
  • A strong personal interview with a CMHC faculty member (either in-person on campus or through computer software that allows a real-time, face-to-face meeting)

Professional goal statement must include a thorough discussion on the applicant’s career goals. Furthermore, the statement needs to describe the purpose of attaining a degree in CMHC at Lock Haven University, specifically how this degree will help the applicant attain his/her professional goals.  

Applicants with a 2.85 - 2.99 undergraduate GPA with relevant life experience may be considered for an interview.  If admitted to the graduate program, would be required to achieve a 3.0 GPA or better in their first 9 credit hours to remain in good academic standing. 


Health Science(Master of Health Science)  100% Online Delivery

Concentrations in Health Promotion/Education & Healthcare Management

Application deadline for fall is August 15.

  • Online application
  • Official college transcript(s)
  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals knowledgeable about the applicant’s academic preparation and/or relevant experience
  • Personal mission statement – one page in length

Applicants with a 2.85 - 2.99 undergraduate GPA with relevant life experience may be considered  and if admitted to the graduate program, would be required to achieve a 3.0 GPA or better in their first 9 credit hours to remain in good academic standing.


 Physician Assistant (Master of Health Science) 

The next application cycle for May entry will begin in April.

Physician Assistant applicants apply through the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA)

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Satisfactory completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Satisfactory completion of all prerequisite courses listed below:
    • 2 Courses in General Chemistry
    • 2 Courses of General Biology or Zoology
    • Human Anatomy
    • Human Physiology
    • Human Genetics
    • Microbiology
    • Statistics
  • Anatomy and Physiology courses must be completed within 5 years of matriculation. (a combined two semester anatomy/physiology is acceptable)
  • All required courses must be completed within 10 years of matriculation.
  • Science courses with labs are preferred.
  • While not required, the following courses are recommended, as they better prepare students for the rigor of the program:
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Physics
    • Additional coursework in the behavioral sciences: Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology

Sports Science (Master of Science) 100% Online Delivery

Concentrations available in Sport Administration & Sport and Exercise Psychology

Application deadline for fall is August 15

  • Online application
  • Official college transcripts
  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals knowledgeable about the applicant’s academic preparation and/or relevant experience.
  • Statement of professional goals

Teaching and Learning (Master of Education) 100% online delivery

 Concentrations available in Early Childhood Concentration & Instructional Technology

 Application deadline for fall is August 15.  Summer walk-in registration is available.

  • Online application
  • Official college transcript(s)
  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals knowledgeable about the applicant’s academic preparation and/or relevant experience
  • Copy of teaching certificate (if applicable)
  • Writing Sample
    • Review a pertinent scholarly journal article or report published in a recent professional journal. Include the problem or issue, the author's viewpoint and supporting ideas. Also include your professional opinion in the final paragraphs of the essay. Your essay should not exceed 300 words. You must submit a copy of the full text of the article along with your essay.

 

Applicants with a 2.85 - 2.99 undergraduate GPA with relevant life experience may be considered  and if admitted to the graduate program, would be required to achieve a 3.0 GPA or better in their first 9 credit hours to remain in good academic standing.

 

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