Led by faculty who work in the fields they teach, DelVal’s graduate degree programs in education, business, counseling psychology, healthcare, agribusiness, public policy, and criminal justice are designed to prepare you for leadership roles in your field.


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All DelVal graduate program applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. Alternatively, applicants may furnish proof of the equivalent from a foreign college or university. Students must have also earned a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0-point scale. Applicants earning lower GPAs may be considered for admission on an individual basis and may be required to submit additional information.

The MBA, MPP, and MCJ programs offer an option for DelVal seniors to begin earning their graduate degrees as 4+1 students. Please consult these programs for specific eligibility and admission requirements.

All applicants submit:

· A completed application for admission with the $50 application fee

· Official transcripts from all previously attended academic institutions

· Three professional or academic recommendations with information about the candidate's potential and capacity for graduate study on the form provided

· A minimum 500-word personal statement that includes personal and career goals, interest in the chosen DelVal graduate program, and a summary of strengths and areas for growth

· A comprehensive and current professional résumé

International Applicants

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 80 (IBT) or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5. DelVal's TOEFL institution code is 2510. Course-by-course evaluations of all academic transcripts from institutions outside of the U.S. are required. Additional documentation will be required upon acceptance, which includes a certification of finances and visa forms.

Apply to a Master's Degree Program

Counseling Psychology (M.A.) Apply Now
Specializations: child and adolescent counseling, social justice community counseling
Admission term: fall only
Classes: evenings
Additional admission criteria: All applicants must have completed four pre-requisite courses in psychology with a 3.0 GPA in each. Those with degrees in psychology, counseling, or a related field are preferred and will likely not need additional prerequisites. Personal interview, by invitation only, is also required (in person or virtually).

Criminal Justice (M.A.) Apply Now
Admission terms: fall, spring (the inaugural term is scheduled for fall 2020)
Classes: online
Additional admission criteria for 4 + 1 students: Current DelVal undergraduate student, junior standing, minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Educational Leadership (M.S.) and Post-graduate Administrative/Supervisory certifications Apply Now
Specializations: school administration, supervisor of curriculum and instruction
Certificates: Post-graduate school administration or supervisor of curriculum and instruction
Admission terms: fall (G1 and G2), spring (G3 and G4), summer (G5 and G6)
Classes: evenings, off-campus cohorts
Additional admission criteria: PA Instructional I or II certification

Special Education (M.S.) and Post-graduate Special Education Supervisory certification Apply Now
Specializations: assistive technology, transition education skills, supervisor of special education, supervisor of special education and principal (dual)
Certificates: Post-graduate assistive technology specialization, transition education skills specialization, or supervisor of special education
Admission terms: fall (G1 and G2), spring (G3 and G4), summer (G5 and G6)
Classes: evenings, off-campus cohorts
Additional admission criteria: PA Instructional I or II certification

Teaching and Learning (M.S.) and Post-Baccalaureate STEAM Courses Apply Now
Specializations: lead teacher, STEAM education
Admission terms: fall (G1 and G2), spring (G3 and G4), summer (G5 and G6)
Classes: evenings
Additional admission criteria: PA Instructional I or II certification

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Apply Now
Specializations: general business, accounting, food and agribusiness, supply chain management
Admission terms: fall (I and II), spring (I and II), summer (I and II), winter
Classes: evenings, online traditional and/or online accelerated
Additional admission criteria: Applicants with GPAs lower than 3.0 but higher than a 2.7 may be admitted on a conditional basis. Applicants with GPAs lower than 2.7 are required to submit GMAT scores of 500 or higher.
Additional admission criteria for 4 + 1 students: Current DelVal undergraduate student, junior standing, minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Master of Agribusiness Management (M.S.) Apply Now
Specializations: agribusiness, food and agriculture
Admission terms: fall, spring
Classes: online with a one-week summer residency
Additional admission criteria for 4+1 students: Current DelVal undergraduate students, senior standing, minimum 3.0 GPA. Personal interview, by invitation only, is also required (in person or virtually)

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Apply Now
Admission terms: fall, spring
Classes: online

Management and Organizational Leadership (M.A.) Apply Now
Admission terms: fall (I and II), spring (I and II), summer (I and II)
Classes: online and accelerated ((four 7.5 week terms, two 6 week terms)
Additional admission criteria for 4 + 1 students: Current DelVal undergraduate student, junior standing, minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Apply to our Doctoral Program

Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) and Superintendent Letter of Eligibility Apply Now

Specializations: K-12 with PA superintendent letter of eligibility, higher education administration

Certificates: Post-graduate Superintendent Letter of Eligibility

Admission Term: Fall

Classes: weekend cohort on the main campus or Lehigh Valley cohort
Additional admission criteria: Applicants must hold a master’s degree with a minimum 3.25 GPA. K-12 superintendent applicants should also address how superintendents shape learning in school districts as part of the personal statement. Interview with the admission committee in the early spring of the anticipated start term.

Contact Information

Counseling Psychology: Tanya.Casas@delval.edu, 215.489.6362

Public Policy: Tanya.Casas@delval.edu, 215.489.6362

Criminal Justice: Danielle.Pedrotty@delval.edu, 215.489.4975

Healthcare Administration: Danielle.Pedrotty@delval.edu, 215.489.4975

MBA: Catherine.Sinclair@delval.edu, 215.489.4840

Agribusiness: John.Urbanchuk@delval.edu, 215.489.2328

Management and Organizational Leadership: Catherine.Sinclair@delval.edu, 215.489.4840

Education: Todd.Fay@delval.edu, 215.489.4123