Steps to apply

Graduate students applying for admission to Carlow University should submit the following items (requirements may differ by program and are included on individual program pages):

Adult undergraduates write in notebooks while sitting at desks in a classroom.
  • Completed online application
  • Personal essay (uploaded with online application)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (uploaded with online application)
  • Two recommendations
  • Official transcripts
  • Test of English language proficiency (international students)

The program director may schedule an interview with qualified applicants.

Additional information

Supporting documentation

Supporting documentation not uploaded through the application (e.g., official transcripts, TOEFL scores) should be submitted to:

Office of Admissions
Carlow University
3333 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
admissions@carlow.edu 

Essays and resumes

The essay prompt will vary by program.

Current resume or curriculum vitae should contain information on education, professional experience, membership in professional organizations, professional and academic honors, research and publication activities, and relevant public service activities, if applicable.

Recommendations and transcripts

Recommendation letters should appraise your academic, professional and/or personal qualities. You will be asked to supply the names and contact information for your recommenders as part of the online application process. An email will be generated to those individuals to complete an online reference form and upload an additional letter of recommendation, if desired.

Applicants are asked to request official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate institutions. Although a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferred, some programs may require a higher GPA. Official transcripts should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions through their electronic delivery service or by mail in sealed envelopes.

Contact Admissions

Once you inquire or apply, you will be assigned an enrollment counselor. Your counselor will help guide you through the enrollment process.

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