Application for Admission

Application Information

A message from the campus:

Please complete one online application for each program you wish to apply to. When you are finished, click SUBMIT located to the far left of any application screen. The $40 application fee must be paid online with a credit card or electronic check for each application submitted.

Eligibility for Admission

  • A bachelors degree or its equivalent from an acceptable accredited college or university. Applicants who have not yet completed the baccalaureate degree may submit transcripts for course work completed. (Final transcripts noting the completion of the degree will be required.)
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 2.75/4.0 at the undergraduate level. Some programs require a higher undergraduate GPA. Please review the program admission requirements.

Information regarding the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) may be obtained from their respective websites.

Submit your test scores (if required) and official transcripts for ALL universities attended to:

Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Office of Graduate Admissions
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA 16214


Applicants to all programs must submit at least three current faculty and/or professional recommendations following the options below.  Non-waiver of rights of access is not prejudicial to the application.  References should be from individuals familiar with you as a student.  If you cannot access such individuals, seek references from individuals for whom you have worked.  Recommendation forms completed by friends, family, or clergy will not be accepted.  Ask those who will be submitting your recommendations to document your potential and/or effectiveness in your area of study and/or professional performance. (Graduates from Clarion University with a baccalaureate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) or Pre-K to 8 and 7-12 Dual Special Education within the last 10 years do not need to provide recommendations in order to apply to their respective graduate program.)

Download and print 3 copies of the Recommendation Form. Applicants must use only this form. Access information must be completed first by the applicant.  Send the recommendation forms to your evaluators for completion.  Completed forms must be signed by the evaluator and placed in an envelope with the evaluators signature across the seal.  The applicants mail the forms to:

Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Office of Graduate Admissions
131 Harvey Hall
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA 16214

Resume and Supporting Documents

All applicants must submit a current resume. Please refer to the specific program requirements.

Additional Admission Requirements

Program Checklists, in addition to Clarion Universitys Eligibility for Admission requirements

MSN Application Procedures and Materials

International Students

Deadlines to have all required documents on file in the Office of Graduate Admissions.

It is the policy of Clarion University of Pennsylvania that there shall be equal opportunity in all of its educational programs, services and benefits, and there shall be no discrimination with regard to a studentís or prospective studentís race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation/affection, gender identity, veteran status or any other factors that are protected under local, state, and federal laws. Direct related inquiries to the Director of Social Equity, Second Floor Carrier Administration Building, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA 16214-1232.  Email or phone 814-393-2109.

Notice of Availability Ė Safety and Security Report/Fire Safety Report Clarion University is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security.  The Annual Security Report contains three years of campus crime and fire statistics, certain campus security and fire policy statements, as well as statistics for public areas  immediately adjacent to campus as required by the Jeanne Clery Act. The 2015 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Clarion Campus can be found here.  The 2015 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Clarion University-Venango college can be found here.   To obtain either a printed copy of the safety and security report or a fire safety report, please contact: Department of Public Safety, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 840 Wood Street, Thorn 1 Clarion, PA 16214; telephone: (814) 393-2111; fax: (814) 393-2038.

Last updated: 3/4/2016 7:48AM PST


Contact Us

Office of Graduate Admissions
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA  16214

In-state telephone: 814-393-2337
Out-of-state telephone: 814-672-7171
Fax number: 814-393-2722


To complete this online application, type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be reentered prior to submittal.

Once you have completed the application, click the SUBMIT button located on the left column to submit the application.

Click here if you have any technical questions or need assistance with this online application.

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