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Addictive Disorders
Graduate Certificate (100% Online): Addictive DIsorders

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Certificate:  Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.90 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.90 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited institution
  • Interview may be required
  • One-page resume of work and education may be required
  • International Graduate Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Certificate:  Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 2.90 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended may be requested
    • Interview may be required
    • One-page resume of work and education may be required


How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:

Email: gradschool@calu.edu
Phone: 724-938-4187 

Out of State Students:

All students who will be seeking certification outside of Pennsylvania are responsible for securing and following the certification requirements in the state in which they intend to apply for certification.

Applied Behavior Analysis
Master of Education: Applied Behavior Analysis (100% Online)

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.80 or a 3.00 in last 48 credits earned (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst Prep Certificate Only: Master's degree in an area approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) with a GPA of 3.30 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.30 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Copy of teaching certificate (not required for Behavior Analyst Preparation Certificate or ABA M.Ed. General Track)
  • International Graduate Applicants

Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 2.80 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Behavior Analyst Prep Certificate Only: Master's degree with a GPA under 3.30 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts

Program Requirements


How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:
Email: gradschool@calu.edu 
Phone: 724-938-4187


Out of State Students:

All students who will be seeking certification outside of Pennsylvania are responsible for securing and following the certification requirements in the state in which they intend to apply for certification.

Applied Criminology
Master of Arts in Social Science: Applied Criminology
Graduate Certificate (100% Online): Applied Criminology

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • International Global Online Applicants:   a satisfactory viva voce interview with a member of the graduate faculty of the Department of Criminal Justice may be considered in lieu of the minimum score.


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Resume
    • 500-word essay supporting application


How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: appliedcriminology@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Applied Mathematics

Professional Science Master's: Applied Mathematics

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher in math, science, engineering, statistics or related discipline (Students with a GPA below 3.00 or a degree outside the areas listed may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Prerequisite courses (if applicable) passed with a C or better grade
  • International Global Online Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s or pre-requisite course/s, have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Applicants without a degree in math, science, engineering, statistics or related discipline will be reviewed by the program coordinator for an admission decision
    • May be required to take Pre-requisite Course/s after a transcript review

 

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: appliedmath@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Arabic
Master of Arts in Social Science: Arabic Language and Linguistics
Graduate Certificate (100% Online): Arabic Language and Culture

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree in Arabic language, linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies, or equivalent with a GPA of 2.80 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission).
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • International Global Online Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • GPA under 2.80 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Resume
    • American College English Program Instruction Course Requirements (up to 6 credits if required)

 

Program Requirements

    • Applicants admitted to the program have to show/prove/provide a proficiency in Arabic language. The applicant has to have a BA degree, associate degree or certificate in Arabic. The applicant who does not hold any of these degrees/certificates has to score at least High intermediate or 2 in the ACTFL or ILR speaking and writing assessment tests. This requirement will be for both natives & non-natives speakers of Arabic.
    • Proof of English Language Proficiency:  All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School.  In addition to the above referenced degree/s, proficiency can also be demonstrated by:
      • TOEFL or IELTS will be required where the primary language of instruction is not English.
      • Submission of an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based tests) or 76 (internet) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language.
      • Submission of an official International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic Module score report with a minimum score of 6 from the International English Language Testing System or an (ITEP) score of 4.
      • Non-native speakers of English, if admitted to the program, may be required at least 6 credits of English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction during the first semester.  Assessment by faculty will determine if the student requires additional ESL courses after the first semester.  

 

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: arabiconline@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Athletic Training

Master of Science: Athletic Training

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below a 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Submit the Graduate Athletic Training Program (GATEP) Application Form :
    • Must be BOC certified or have completed exam requirements
    • Must be Eligible for Athletic Training licensure from PA State Board of Medicine
    • Must have current emergency cardiac care certification before starting an assistantship
    • Must have liability insurance before starting an assistantship
    • Must have appropriate clearances before starting an assistantship
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Cover letter and Resume

International Graduate Applicants

  • International Graduate Applicants:  Also, International applicants possessing a degree from an accredited professional athletic training program or Canadian candidates who have completed a Canadian athletic therapist program and who are eligible to take the Board of Certification Exam may also apply for and be considered for admission.


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under a 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Applicants who are currently BOC certified athletic trainers with a 2.50 GPA or higher will be given strong consideration
    • Unofficial transcripts

 

Program Requirements

    • Must be BOC certified or have completed exam requirements
    • Must be Eligible for Athletic Training licensure from PA State Board of Medicine
    • Must have current emergency cardiac care certification before starting an assistantship
    • Must have liability insurance before starting an assistantship
    • Must have appropriate clearances before starting an assistantship
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Cover letter and Resume
  • Submit ALL Program Requirements to:

Shelly Fetchen DiCesaro, PhD, LAT, ATC
Director, Graduate Athletic Training Education Program
dicesaro@calu.edu

 

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: gradschool@calu.edu
Phone: 724-938-4187

Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Business Administration (Campus or Online)
Master of Business Administration: Business Analytics
Master of Business Administration: Entrepreneurship
Master of Business Administration: Healthcare Management

 

Admission Requirements (Regular) 


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements. Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s or foundation courses, have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Deficiencies in Foundation Courses

 Foundation Courses

  • Applicants may remove deficiencies in the following foundation courses at Cal U or another accredited institution prior to regular admission or after conditional admission:
    • Financial Accounting
    • Principles of Microeconomics or Elements of Economics
    • Business Statistics or Statistics
    • College Algebra (if applicable based on SAT/ACT or Placement Testing scores)
  • To satisfy your outstanding foundation course requirements you may take the courses with Cal U, take the equivalent course at another accredited school, or take the equivalent course with Peregrine Academics.   

 How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:

Email: calugo@calu.edu 

Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Business Administration (MBA) - Nursing Administration

MBA in Nursing Administration and Leadership

Admission Requirements (Regular) 


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements. Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s or foundation courses, have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Deficiencies in Foundation Courses

 Foundation Courses

  • Applicants may remove deficiencies in the following foundation courses at Cal U or another accredited institution prior to regular admission or after conditional admission:
    • Financial Accounting
    • Principles of Microeconomics or Elements of Economics
    • Business Statistics or Statistics
    • College Algebra (if applicable based on SAT/ACT or Placement Testing scores)
  • To satisfy your outstanding foundation course requirements you may take the courses with Cal U, take the equivalent course at another accredited school, or take the equivalent course with Peregrine Academics.   

 How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:

Email: calugo@calu.edu 

Phone: 1.866.595.6348

 Admission Requirements for MBA Nursing Administration and Leadership

  • Applicants must meet the MBA Admission Requirements and hold an MSN degree.
  • Cal U MSN alumni who have completed the required MBA foundation courses (ACC 200, ECO 201, MKT 300) can complete the MBA component by taking an additional 33 credits.
  • Cal U MSN alumni who have NOT completed one or more of the required MBA foundation courses (ACC 200, ECO 201, MKT 300) can complete the degree by completing up to nine additional foundation credits as instructed by the program coordinator.
  • Graduates from other MSN programs in nursing administration who desire the coveted MBA degree portion for nurse administrators can also apply but may have additional coursework to complete based upon their MSN degree.
  • Students who have completed the required MBA foundation courses can complete the dual degree with only 54 credits instead of the 81 credits required if the MSN and MBA programs were taken separately. Students without the required foundation courses would need to complete up to nine additional credits.



Communication Disorders

Master of Science: Communication Disorders

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Three letters of recommendation from someone who can attest to your ability in the field  (waived for Cal U CMD undergraduates)
  • GRE Scores
  • 2-3 page personal essay regarding your decision to pursue a master's degree in Communication Disorders
  • International Graduate Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s or pre-requisite courses, have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Deficiencies in Pre/Co-requisite courses (up to two maximum terms to satisfy foundation course requirements)

Pre/Co Requisite Courses

  • Applicants may remove deficiencies in the following foundation courses at Cal U or another accredited institution prior to regular admission or after conditional admission:
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Articulation/Phonology
    • Introduction to Audiology
    • Introduction to Communication Disorders
    • Phonetics
    • Speech and Language Development
    • Speech Science

Applicants without a degree in communication disorders will need to complete a minimum of 36 undergraduate credits in communication disorders prior to being considered for graduate admission; 21 of these pre/co-requisite credits must cover the areas listed above.

Admission Deposit

Admission to this program is highly competitive.  Students admitted to the program are required to submit a non-refundable $250 deposit.  The deposit is due to the university within two weeks of the student accepting the University's offer of admission.  When the deposit is not received by the due date, the offer of admission will be withdrawn and offered to another applicant.

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above),
    email ( gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: gradschool@calu.edu  
Phone: 724-938-4187

Conflict Resolution

Master of Arts in Social Science: Conflict Resolution

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • International Global Online Applicants 

 

Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Resume

 

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: conflictresolution@calu.edu

Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Master of Science: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Master's and Certification Only:  Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.90 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.90 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Post-Master's Only: Master's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited institution (for Bachelor's and Master's degrees)
  • Two professional recommendations from professors or employers.
  • Master's and Certification Only:  One-page resume of work and education
  • Master's and Certification Only:  A 1,000 word psychobiography typed (see CED Handbook)
  • International Graduate Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Master's and Certification Only:  Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 2.90 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Post-Master's Only:  Master's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • MAT with a 395 or higher or GRE with a 290 or higher
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Interview


How to Apply:

*Early Admit:  Feb 15 (for Summer or Fall starts), Sept 15 (for Spring starts)

*Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until classes are full

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: gradschool@calu.edu
Phone: 724-938-4187

Out of State Students:

All students who will be seeking certification outside of Pennsylvania are responsible for securing and following the certification requirements in the state in which they intend to apply for certification.

Counseling - School Counseling
Master of Education: School Counseling
Campus Graduate Licensure Program: Counseling Post-Master's

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Master's and Certification Only:  Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.90 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.90 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Post-Master's Only: Master's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited institution (for Bachelor's and Master's degrees)
  • Two professional recommendations from professors or employers.
  • Master's and Certification Only:  One-page resume of work and education
  • Master's and Certification Only:  A 1,000 word psychobiography typed (see CED Handbook)
  • International Graduate Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Master's and Certification Only:  Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 2.90 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Post-Master's Only:  Master's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • MAT with a 395 or higher or GRE with a 290 or higher
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Interview


How to Apply:

*Early Admit:  Feb 15 (for Summer or Fall starts), Sept 15 (for Spring starts)

*Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until classes are full

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: gradschool@calu.edu
Phone: 724-938-4187

Out of State Students:

All students who will be seeking certification outside of Pennsylvania are responsible for securing and following the certification requirements in the state in which they intend to apply for certification.

Counseling - Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Counseling

Graduate Certificate (100% Online): Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Counseling

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Certificate:  Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.90 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.90 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited institution
  • Interview may be required
  • One-page resume of work and education may be required
  • International Graduate Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Certificate:  Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 2.90 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended may be requested
    • Interview may be required
    • One-page resume of work and education may be required


How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: gradschool@calu.edu

Phone: 1.866.595.6348



Counseling - Sports Counseling

Graduate Certificate (100% Online): Sports Counseling

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Certificate:  Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.90 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.90 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited institution
  • Interview may be required
  • One-page resume of work and education may be required
  • International Graduate Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Certificate:  Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 2.90 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended may be requested
    • Interview may be required
    • One-page resume of work and education may be required


How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: sportcounseling@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Criminal Justice (Doctorate)

Admission Requirements (Regular)

  • Earned master's degree from a regionally accredited institution (or foreign equivalent) in criminal justice, criminology or a cognate discipline such as law (criminal justice-related LL.M.), anthropology, sociology, psychology or public administration.  J.D. degree with demonstrated professional experience in criminal justice will also be considered.
  • Minimum grade-point average of 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) or foreign equivalent, with required graduate-level coursework in academic research methods, and graduate or undergraduate coursework in criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal justice, corrections and the court systems. Note: The prior criminal justice-related courses may be waived based upon actual training and experience. 
  • Current resume, including academic and professional achievements.
  • Two letters of professional recommendation.
  • Submission of a personal statement that will be assessed by utilizing a standardized programmatic rubric to determine writing ability and skill at the doctoral level.
  • International Global Online Applicants  

Admission Requirements (Conditional)

Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:

  • GPA between 3.00 and 3.49 with demonstrated patterns of significant professional accomplishment in the field of criminal justice.
  • Unofficial transcripts.
How to Apply:

                 School of Graduate Studies and Research
                 California University of Pennsylvania
                 Box 91
                 250 University Ave.
                 California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

Deadlines: Summer 2018

Application deadline:             February 12, 2018

Cal U Decision deadline:         April 2, 2018

 

More information
Email: calugo@calu.edu
Phone: 1-866-595-6348

 

Cybersecurity

Professional Science Master's in Cybersecurity

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher from relevant computing disciplines such as computer science, computer information systems, information technology, computer engineering, electrical engineering or mathematics  (Students with a GPA below 3.00 or a degree outside the areas listed may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Prerequisite courses (if applicable) passed with a C or better grade
  • International Global Online Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s or pre-requisite course/s, have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Applicants without a degree in computer science, computer information systems, information technology, computer engineering, electrical engineering or mathematics or related discipline will be reviewed by the program coordinator for an admission decision
    • May be required to take Pre-requisite Course/s after a transcript review


How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: cybersecurity@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Education - Administrative Program for Principals
Master of Education: Administrative Program for Principals
Graduate Certification: Administrative Program for Principals

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Certification Only: Master's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited institution
  • Copy of teaching certification
  • A letter of endorsement from applicant's principal or immediate supervisor
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae
  • A completed Applicant Data Sheet
  • Statement of career goals and degree objectives
  • International Global Online Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Certification Only:  Master's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision

 

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: adminprinprog@calu.edu 
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Out of State Students:

Out of state students are welcome to apply but should first contact their state department of education for further information regarding certification requirements and reciprocity agreements.

 

Education - Advanced Studies in Secondary Education

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.80 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Copy of teaching certification
  • International Global Online Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 2.80 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Copy of teaching certification

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:
Email: calugo@calu.edu 
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Education - Early Childhood Education
Master of Education: Early Childhood Education
Graduate Certificate (100% Online): Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education (MEd plus Certification)

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.80 or a 3.00 in last 48 credits earned (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Master's with certification AND Certification Only: Copy of PA teaching certification in elementary, early childhood or special education
    • Applicants in other states will have six months after admission to secure and submit evidence of PA Department of Education certification
  • Master's Only:  Resume will be evaluated on the basis of prior studies and/or significant professional experience
  • International Global Online Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 2.80 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts

 

How to Apply:

  • Complete the Graduate School Application
  • Under Planned Course of Study:
    • Select “Teacher Education (MEd)” and then choose “Early Childhood Education (MEd without Cert)” as the designated program
    • Or Select “Teacher Education (MEd)” and then choose “Early Childhood Education (MEd with Cert)” as the designated program
    • Or Select “Early Childhood Education (Cert Only)”
  • Submit the non-refundable $25 Application Fee
  • Mail official transcript to:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:

Email: elemedonline@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Out of State Students:

All students who will be seeking certification outside of Pennsylvania are responsible for securing and following the certification requirements in the state in which they intend to apply for certification.

Education - Educational Leadership: Educational Studies

Master of Education: Educational Leadership: Educational Studies

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree in teacher education with a GPA of 2.80 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission) or 12 credits completed with a grade of B or better in a graduate education program
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • International Global Online Applicants

 

Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in teacher education with a GPA of 2.80 or higher will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
    • Goal Statement outlining why you are pursuing a degree in Educational Studies versus the traditional route to obtain teacher certification
    • Resume review by program coordinator

 

Exceptional Admission Requirements

  • Exceptional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.80 or higher will be reviewed for a decision
    • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
    • Goal Statement outlining why you are pursuing a degree in Educational Studies versus the traditional route to obtain teacher certification
    • Resume review by program coordinator

 

How to Apply:

  • Complete the Graduate School Application
  • Complete the Curriculum Intent Form and identify Cognate & Focus Areas for review and approval by the program coordinator
  • Submit the nonrefundable $25 Application Fee
  • Mail official transcript to:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: calugo@calu.edu 
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Education - English as a Second Language
Master of Education: English as a Second Language
Graduate Certificate (100% Online): English as a Second Language
English as a Second Language (MEd plus Certification)

 

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.80 or a 3.00 in last 48 credits earned (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Master's with certification  AND Certification Only: Copy of teaching certification
    • Applicants in other states will have six months after admission to secure and submit evidence of PA Department of Education certification
  • Master's Only:  Resume will be evaluated on the basis of prior studies and/or significant professional experience
  • International Global Online Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 2.80 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts

 

How to Apply:

  • Complete the Graduate School Application
  • Under Planned Course of Study:
    • Select “Teacher Education (MEd)” and then choose “English as a Second Language (MEd without Cert)” as the designated program
    • Or Select “Teacher Education (MEd)” and then choose “English as a Second Language (MEd with Cert)” as the designated program
    • Or Select “English as a Second Language (Cert Only)”
  • Submit the nonrefundable $25 Application Fee
  • Mail official transcript to:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:

Email: elemedonline@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

 

Out of State Students:

All students who will be seeking certification outside of Pennsylvania are responsible for securing and following the certification requirements in the state in which they intend to apply for certification.

 

Education - Elementary and Special Education (Dual Degree)
 Master of Education: Elementary/Special Education (Dual)

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.80 or a 3.00 in last 48 credits earned (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Copy of teaching certificate (not required for Autism Spectrum Disorders Letter of Completion if ASD certification is not desired or M.Ed. Dual Special/Elementary)
  • International Graduate Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 2.80 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts

 

Program Requirements

  • The following Undergraduate/Graduate classes are needed for certification:
    • Mathematics (6 credits)
    • English Composition I (3 credits) or English/American literature (3 credits)
    • Instructional Technology
    • U.S. History
    • English Composition II
    • Physical Science
    • Biology
    • Environmental / Earth Science
    • Educational Psychology
    • Economics

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: gradschool@calu.edu  
Phone: 724-938-4187

Out of State Students:

All students who will be seeking certification outside of Pennsylvania are responsible for securing and following the certification requirements in the state in which they intend to apply for certification. 

Education - Elementary Education (PreK-4)

Master of Education: Elementary Education (PreK-4)

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.80 or a 3.00 in last 48 credits earned (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • International Graduate Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 2.80 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts

 

Program Requirements


How to Apply:

  • Complete the Graduate School Application
  • Under Planned Course of Study:
    • Select “Teacher Education (MEd)” and then choose “Pre-K-Grade 4 (MEd without Cert)” as the designated program
    • Or Select “Teacher Education (MEd)” and then choose “Pre-K-Grade 4 (MEd with Cert)” as the designated program
    • Or Select “English as a Second Language (Cert Only)”
  • Submit the nonrefundable $25 Application Fee
  • Mail official transcript to:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:

Email: gradschool@calu.edu  
Phone: 724-938-4187

Out of State Students:

All students who will be seeking certification outside of Pennsylvania are responsible for securing and following the certification requirements in the state in which they intend to apply for certification.

 

Education - Master of Arts Teaching Program

Master of Arts Teaching Program

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.80 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • International Graduate Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 2.80 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts

Program Requirements

    • Depending on the area of certification chosen, the department will provide guidance if any foundation undergraduate courses need to be completed before applying for student teaching
  • Clearances:  Students are responsible for updating clearances annually through the Office of Field Experience.  In addition, clearances must be on file before applying for student teaching  - Acts 24, 34, 114, and 151

 

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: gradschool@calu.edu  
Phone: 724-938-4187

Out of State Students:

All students who will be seeking certification outside of Pennsylvania are responsible for securing and following the certification requirements in the state in which they intend to apply for certification.

 

Education - Special Education

Admission Requirements (Regular) for PreK-8, 7-12, and Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.80 or a 3.00 in last 48 credits earned (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • MEd or MEd plus Certification ONLY:  Copy of teaching certificate
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate ONLY:  Copy of teaching certificate is not required if certification is not desired.

Conditional Admission Requirements
  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 2.80 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts

Program Requirements

How to Apply:

                  School of Graduate Studies and Research
                  California University of Pennsylvania
                  Box 91
                  250 University Ave.
                  California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:

Email: gradschool@calu.edu  

Phone: 724-938-4187

Out of State Students:

All students who will be seeking certification outside of Pennsylvania are responsible for securing and following the certification requirements in the state in which they intend to apply for certification.


 

Education - STEM Education
Master of Education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education
Graduate Certificate (100% Online): STEM Education

 

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.80 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Resume
  • Student Essay to Support Application
    • In your statement please describe how this degree fits into your plans for developing your ability to teach children the STEM disciplines AND how you envision this degree will help you enhance your teacher leadership skills in STEM education
  • Teaching Certification or documentation of teaching experience in formal or non-formal settings
  • International Global Online Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 2.80 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts

 

How to Apply:

  • Complete the Graduate School Application
  • Under Planned Course of Study:
  • Select “Teacher Education (MEd)” and then choose “STEM” as the designated program
  • Submit the nonrefundable $25 Application Fee
  • Mail official transcript to:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: stemonline@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

 

Education - Technology Education

Master of Education: Technology Education

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • International Global Online Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts


How to Apply:

  • Complete the Graduate School Application
  • Under Planned Course of Study:
    • Select “Technology Education (MEd+STEM LOC)” for the MEd Only and for the MEd + STEM LOC option
    • Or Select “STEM (LOC Only)”
  • Submit the nonrefundable $25 Application Fee
  • Mail official transcript to:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: techedonline@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Exercise Science
Master of Science, Exercise Science & Health Promotions:
Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention
Rehabilitation Sciences
Sport Psychology
Wellness and Fitness
Wellness Coaching
Perf Enh and Inj Prev AND Rehab Science
Perf Enh and Inj Prev AND Sport Psychology
Perf Enh and Inj Prev AND Wellness Coaching
Rehab Science AND Sport Psychology
Rehab Science AND Wellness Coaching
Sport Psychology AND Wellness Coaching
Wellness and Fitness AND Rehab Science
Wellness and Fitness AND Sport Psychology
Wellness and Fitness AND Wellness Coaching

Certificate:
Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention
Rehabilitation Sciences
Sport Psychology
Wellness & Fitness
Wellness Coaching

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.50 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.50 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • International Global Online Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 2.50 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Resume may be requested
    • Two professional references may be requested
    • Two professional letters of recommendation may be requested
    • An interview by the program coordinator may be requested to determine potential for success in the program.

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:

Email: calugo@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Forensic Accounting Certificate

Admission Requirements

These admission requirements apply to prospective students applying for the 100% online Forensic Accounting Certificate program.

To be considered for admission to Cal U as a degree-seeking student, please submit the following:

  • Your completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • An official high school transcript and, if applicable, GED certificate and scores (this requirement is waived for students who hold associate or higher degrees)
  • Official copy of your SAT or ACT scores (this requirement may be waived for those two years out of high school or completed 3 credits or more of college level coursework)
  • Students must declare on the application and request that official transcripts be submitted to the Office of Admissions from all postsecondary institutions attended or received college credit at the time of application. Students will not be granted transfer credits from other institutions after acceptance.
  • Minimum of a 2.00 cumulative GPA and in good academic standing.
  • International Global Online Applicants

Please submit all correspondence and official documentation to:

California University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Admissions - Box 94
250 University Avenue
California, Pa 15419
Phone:  724-938-4404
Fax:  724.938.4564
Email:  admissions@calu.edu

Additional Admissions Information

For in-depth admissions information on Transfer Students, High School Early Admit, Veterans, International Applicants, Visiting Students, and Non-Degree Students

For more information about our Global Online classes, contact the Global Online Office at 724.938.5958 or toll-free at 1.866.595.6348 or e-mail us at calugo@calu.edu

Gifted Endorsement

Admission Requirements (Regular) 

  • Bachelor's degree in teacher education with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.0 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Teaching certification in the State of Pennsylvania
  • Current resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • International Global Online Applicants

 

Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in teacher education with a GPA of 3.0 or higher will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution

 

 How to Apply:

                 School of Graduate Studies and Research
                 California University of Pennsylvania
                 Box 91
                 250 University Ave.
                 California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: calugo@calu.edu 
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Health Science (Doctorate)

Doctorate of Health Science: Health Science and Exercise Leadership

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Overall minimum graduate (master's or doctorate) cumulative GPA of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale verified with official transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - All applicants must submit their GRE score, which may not be more than five years old.
  • Proof as a licensed or credentialed allied health care provider; health, wellness or exercise professional, or two years of recent experience as a practitioner, administrator, educator, clinician, or researcher in health, wellness or exercise discipline
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae including personal, educational, and professional achievements
  • Two letters of professional recommendation
  • Submission of Writing Sample - Students will submit a writing sample centered upon a provided topic prompt. The writing sample will assess the applicant's writing ability, the capability to locate appropriate and contemporary evidence to provide support, and the capacity to adhere to the expected writing style. The sample will be assessed upon a programmatic standardized rubric.
  • Advanced Standing: Graduates of the California University Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotions program will be given advanced placement and will not need to retake the PRF courses 720, 765, & 770. This would result in a balance of 41 credits to earn the DHSc degree; including 36 didactic course work credits and 5 dissertation credits.
  • International Global Online Applicants

Conditional Admission Requirements
  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Master's degree with a GPA under 3.5 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts

How to Apply:

                School of Graduate Studies and Research
                California University of Pennsylvania
                Box 91
                250 University Ave.
                California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)
Deadlines:
  • Application Deadline:  October 1st
  • Decision Deadline:  November 2nd
For additional information:

Email: DHSc@calu.edu

Phone: 1.866.595.6348

 
Legal Studies
Master of Science in Legal Studies: Criminal Justice
Master of Science in Legal Studies: Homeland Security
Master of Science in Legal Studies: Law and Public Policy

 

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • International Global Online Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Resume with contact information for three professional references with an overview of professional work experience
    • 500-word essay supporting the application

 

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: legalstudiesonline@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Nursing - MSN-MBA Dual Degree

MSN-MBA Dual Degree

Admission Requirements (Regular) 


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements. Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s or foundation courses, have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Deficiencies in Foundation Courses

 Foundation Courses

  • Applicants may remove deficiencies in the following foundation courses at Cal U or another accredited institution prior to regular admission or after conditional admission:
    • Financial Accounting
    • Principles of Microeconomics or Elements of Economics
    • Business Statistics or Statistics
    • College Algebra (if applicable based on SAT/ACT or Placement Testing scores)
  • To satisfy your outstanding foundation course requirements you may take the courses with Cal U, take the equivalent course at another accredited school, or take the equivalent course with Peregrine Academics.   

 How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)


For additional information:

Email: calugo@calu.edu 

Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Admission Requirements for MSN-MBA Dual Degree

  • Applicants must meet the MSN Admission Requirements to apply for this dual degree.
  • Students who have completed the required MBA foundation courses can complete the dual degree with only 54 credits instead of the 81 credits required if the MSN and MBA programs were taken separately. Students without the required foundation courses would need to complete up to nine additional credits.
  • Students who have completed the required MBA foundation courses (ACC 200, ECO 201, MKT 300) can complete the dual degree in just 54 credits.
  • Students who have NOT completed one or more of the required MBA foundation courses (ACC 200, ECO 201, MKT 300) can complete the dual degree by completing up to nine additional foundation credits as instructed by the program coordinator.
  • Graduates from other MSN programs in nursing administration who desire the coveted MBA degree portion for nurse administrators can also apply but may have additional coursework to complete based upon their MSN degree.
Nursing - MSN Nursing Administration and Leadership

Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration and Leadership 
Graduate Certificate (100% Online): Nursing Administration and Leadership

Admission Requirements (Regular)  


MSN Administration and Leadership

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) with a GPA of 3.00 or higher in the undergraduate nursing degree or in the last 60 credits completed (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited BSN program
  • Unencumbered RN licensure in the state in which the applicant is employed in nursing
  • Current Resume indicating at least one year of experience working in nursing, preferably, nursing management
  • An essay to include career goals and objectives as well as a description of how the student plans to use the MSN degree
  • International Global Online Applicants
    • Scholastic record must be comparable to that reflected by a 3.00 GPA verified with official transcripts and applicant needs to be licensed in their country of residence
    • Applicants must submit a credential evaluation from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) for nursing course work and World Education Services (WES) for non-nursing course work

 

Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s or pre/co-requisites, have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Deficiencies in Pre/Co-requisite Courses (up to two maximum semesters to satisfy the deficiencies)

Nursing Administration and Leadership Post Master's Certificate

  • Master of Science in Nursing degree (MSN) with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited MSN program
  • Unencumbered RN licensure in the state in which the applicant is employed in nursing
  • Current Resume indicating at least one year of experience working in nursing, preferably, nursing management
  • International Global Online Applicants
    • Scholastic record must be comparable to that reflected by a 3.00 GPA verified with official transcripts and applicant needs to be licensed in their country of residence
    • Applicants must submit a credential evaluation from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) for nursing course work and World Education Services (WES) for non-nursing course work


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s or pre/co-requisites, have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Master's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Deficiencies in Pre/Co-requisite Courses (up to two maximum semesters to satisfy the deficiencies)

 

Pre/Co-Requisite Courses

  • Applicants may remove deficiencies in the following pre/co-requisite courses at Cal U or another accredited institution prior to regular admission or after conditional admission
    • 3 credits undergraduate or graduate level Statistics

 

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: msnonline@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

 

Nursing - MSN Nursing Education
Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Education
Graduate Certificate (100% Online): Nursing Education Post Master's Certificate

 

Admission Requirements (Regular)  


MSN Nursing Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) with a GPA of 3.00 or higher in the undergraduate nursing degree or in the last 60 credits completed (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited BSN program
  • Unencumbered RN licensure in the state in which the applicant is employed in nursing
  • Current Resume indicating at least one year of experience working in nursing, preferably, nursing management
  • An essay to include career goals and objectives as well as a description of how the student plans to use the MSN degree
  • International Global Online Applicants
    • Scholastic record must be comparable to that reflected by a 3.00 GPA verified with official transcripts and applicant needs to be licensed in their country of residence
    • Applicants must submit a credential evaluation from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) for nursing course work and World Education Services (WES) for non-nursing course work

 

Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s or pre/co-requisites, have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Deficiencies in Pre/Co-requisite Courses (up to two maximum semesters to satisfy the deficiencies)


Nursing Education Post Master's Certificate

  • Master of Science in Nursing degree (MSN) with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited MSN program
  • Unencumbered RN licensure in the state in which the applicant is employed in nursing
  • Current Resume indicating at least one year of experience working in nursing, preferably, nursing management
  • International Global Online Applicants
    • Scholastic record must be comparable to that reflected by a 3.00 GPA verified with official transcripts and applicant needs to be licensed in their country of residence
    • Applicants must submit a credential evaluation from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) for nursing course work and World Education Services (WES) for non-nursing course work


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s or pre/co-requisites, have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Master's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Deficiencies in Pre/Co-requisite Courses (up to two maximum semesters to satisfy the deficiencies)

 

Pre/Co-Requisite Courses

  • Applicants may remove deficiencies in the following pre/co-requisite courses at Cal U or another accredited institution prior to regular admission or after conditional admission
    • 3 credits undergraduate or graduate level Statistics

 

How to Apply:

                   School of Graduate Studies and Research
                   California University of Pennsylvania
                   Box 91
                   250 University Ave.
                   California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: msnonline@calu.edu

Phone: 1.866.595.6348

 

Reading Specialist
Master of Education: Reading Specialist
Certificate: Reading Specialist Certificate

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Copy of Teaching Certification
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • International Graduate Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Pending Teaching Certification
    • Unofficial transcripts


How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: gradschool@calu.edu
Phone: 724.938.4187

Out of State Students:

All students who will be seeking certification outside of Pennsylvania are responsible for securing and following the certification requirements in the state in which they intend to apply for certification.

 

SAS Data Science

Graduate Certificate (100% Online): SAS Data Science

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • SAS Data Science Graduate Certificate:  A bachelor's degree in any major with a minimum of 2.80 grade-point average may register for the post-baccalaureate SAS Data Science Graduate Certificate program
  • SAS Data Science Undergraduate Certificate:  Applicants for the undergraduate SAS Data Science Certificate program must have completed an associate degree, or currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program.
  • International Global Online Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s or pre-requisite course/s, have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • GPA under 2.80 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts

 

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: calugo@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

School Psychology
Master of Science: School Psychology
Graduate Certificate (100% Online) School Psychology

 

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

    • School Psychology Master's Only:  Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a GPA of 3.00 or higher or at least 15 credits of psychology with a 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
    • School Psychology Certificate Only:  Master's degree in school or educational psychology with a GPA of 3.00 (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
    • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution (for master's) or graduate institution (for certification)
    • Autobiographical essay focusing on student's motivation to become a school psychologist
  • School Psychology Master's Only:  Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores
  • Two professional letters of recommendation from professors or employers


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • School Psychology Master's Only :  Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • School Psychology Certificate Only:  Master's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts

 

Program Requirements

  • Clearances- Acts 24, 34, 114, and 151 prior to practicum or internships
  • It is recommended that students obtain liability insurance through the National Association of School Psychologists prior to practicum or internships
  • School Psychology Master's Only:  Undergraduate statistics course with a B or better

 

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)



For additional information:

Email: gradschool@calu.edu
Phone: 724-938-4187

 

Out of State Students:

All students who will be seeking certification outside of Pennsylvania are responsible for securing and following the certification requirements in the state in which they intend to apply for certification.

 

Social Work

Admission Requirements (Regular) 

  • Regular Full/Part Time:  Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Advanced Standing Full/Part Time:  CSWE accredited Bachelor of Social Work degree within six years of application to the MSW program with an overall GPA of 3.00 and a 3.25 or higher in the undergraduate social work major.  (Students with a GPA of 3.00 to 3.24 in the undergraduate social work major may still be reviewed for an Advanced Standing decision at the discretion of the department/coordinator.  Students who do not meet the requirements for advanced standing may be considered for regular admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
Conditional Admission Requirements

Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:

    • Regular Full/Part Time:  Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
Program Requirements

In addition to submitting the graduate application for admission, MSW applicants must also complete the below MSW Program Requirement Packet for a decision to be rendered.  Each hyperlink below will take you to the required materials for completion. 

School of Graduate Studies and Research

California University of Pennsylvania

250 University Avenue

California, PA  15419

724-938-4187

gradschool@calu.edu 

 

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: gradschool@calu.edu
Phone: 724-938-418

Sports Management
Master of Science in Sports Management Studies: Intercollegiate Athletic Administration 
Master of Science in Sports Management Studies: Sport Management 
Master of Science in Sports Management Studies: Strategic Sport Analysis

 

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • International Global Online Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Resume listing at least two professional references

 

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: sportmgt@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Student Affairs Practice

Graduate Certificate (100% Online): Student Affairs Practice

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.90 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.90 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • International Graduate Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 2.90 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts


How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: gradschool@calu.edu
Phone: 724-938-4187

Superintendent Letter of Eligibility (SLE)

Superintendent Letter of Eligibility (SLE) Program

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Master's or Doctorate degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited graduate institution
  • Copy of teaching certification
  • A letter of endorsement from applicant's principal or immediate supervisor
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae
  • A completed Applicant Data Sheet
  • Statement of career goals and degree objectives
  • International Global Online Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Master's or Doctorate degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Copy of teaching certification
    • A completed Applicant Data Sheet and/or a current resume or curriculum vitae

 

How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: superletr@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348

Out of State Students:

Out of state students are welcome to apply but should first contact their state department of education for further information regarding certification requirements and reciprocity agreements.



Threat Assessment and Management in Schools

Graduate Certificate (100% Online): Threat Assessment and Management in Schools

Admission Requirements (Regular)  

  • Certificate:  Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 2.90 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.90 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited institution
  • International Graduate Applicants


Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements.  Those admitted conditionally based on missing document/s have up to a maximum of two semesters to satisfy these requirements:
    • Certificate:  Bachelor's degree with a GPA under 2.90 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended may be requested
    • One-page resume of work and education may be required


How to Apply:

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

 

For additional information:

Email: gradschool@calu.edu
Phone: 1.866.595.6348