Graduate Admission Requirements

Each of the Graduate programs at Lock Haven University has their own admission requirements. Each of these requirements are detailed below. 

 

Master of Science (MS) Programs

 

MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling 
(100% Online Delivery)

Application deadline for Fall 2015 - May 1, 2015

  • Online application.
  • Official college transcripts
    • An undergraduate degree in psychology (or a related discipline such as education, criminal justice, sociology, etc.) from an accredited institution.
    • A minimum grade point average (GPA) 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.
      • Applicants with a 2.85 - 2.99 undergraduate GPA with relevant life experience may be considered for an interview 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.
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Strong letters of reference from individuals knowledgeable about the applicant’s academic preparation and/or relevant experience.
  • Statement of professional goals
    • Work and/or life experience relevant to the study of clinical mental health counseling.
  • A strong personal interview with a CMHC faculty member (either in in person on campus or through computer software that allows real-time, face to face meetings)

 

MS Sports Science
Concentrations available in Sport Administration & Sport and Exercise Psychology

(100% Online Delivery)

Application deadline for Spring 2015 - January 13, 2015

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

 

 


Master of Education (MEd.) Programs

 

MEd. Alternative Education
Concentrations available in Early Childhood Concentration & Instructional Technology 
(100% Online Delivery)

Application deadline for Spring 2015 - January 13, 2015

  • Online application
  • Official college transcripts
    • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
    • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
      • 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.
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Strong letters of reference 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.)

 

MEd.Educational Leadership
with Principal Certification
(100% Online Delivery)

Application deadline for Spring 2015 - January 13, 2015

  • Online application
  • Official college transcripts
    • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
    • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
      • 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.
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Strong letters of reference from individuals knowledgeable about the applicant’s academic preparation and/or relevant experience.
  • Copy of teaching certificate
  • Minimum of three years classroom teaching experience
  • A statement regarding the candidate’s desire to earn Principal Certification.
  • 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.

 

 

MEd. Teaching and Learning

(100% Online Delivery)

Application deadline for Spring 2015 - January 13, 2015

  • Online application
  • Official college transcripts
    • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
    • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
      • 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.
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Strong letters of reference 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.

 


 

Master of Health Science (MHS) Programs

 

Master of Health Science
Concentrations in Health Promotion/Education & Healthcare Management
(100% Online Delivery)

Application deadline for Spring 2015 - January 13, 2015

  • Complete an Online application
  • Official college transcripts
    • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
    • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
      • 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.
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Strong letters of reference from individuals knowledgeable about the applicant’s academic preparation and/or relevant experience.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Applications will be accepted without the GRE scores.
  • Personal mission statement – one page in length

 

MHS Physician Assistant
Application deadline - October 1, 2014 for May 2015 program entry.

Physician Assistants (PA) applicants apply through the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) - Candidates for the MHS: Physician Assistant program do not apply directly to Lock Haven University.

  • 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
  • While not required, the following courses are recommended as they better prepare students for the rigors of the program:
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Physics
    • Additional coursework in the behavioral sciences: Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology
  • 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.

 For more information on the PA program, please visit the PA Program website.

 

 

 

 

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