Graduate Students


Welcome to Edinboro's School of Graduate Studies. Apply to one of our highly acclaimed graduate programs that can take your career to the next level.

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If you're ready to start your graduate degree journey, complete the application and pay the $35 application fee.


Due to Colorado regulations regarding workers compensation, only paid field experiences are permitted. Students in programs requiring an unpaid field experience/internship/practicum may not complete their experience in Colorado.

To enter Edinboro's Graduate Studies program, you must comply with the general admission requirements as well as with any additional admission requirements for your selected program.

All electronic transcripts can be sent to Physical transcripts can be mailed to:

PennWest Graduate Admissions
California Campus
250 University Avenue, Box 91
California, PA 15419

Materials not sent to either of these addresses may result in a delayed or incomplete application.


Interested in Online Graduate Programs?

PennWest Edinboro is an approved SARA* institution. Through SARA membership and state authorization, PennWest Edinboro may admit online graduate students from all 50 states.

It is important that online applicants who are applying to graduate programs leading to state licensure in states other than Pennsylvania be aware of the various state professional licensure requirements. Please check the licensure requirements by state.

*SARA is the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, which is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. Pennsylvania's SARA membership was effective Jan. 1, 2017, and PennWest Edinboro is a participating SARA institution. If you have any questions about PennWest Edinboro's state authorization, please email

Other Important Information

PennWest Edinboro's graduate programs have limited enrollment. Meeting admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Late applications may be considered if space is available in the program.

Only complete applications will be given full consideration. A complete application is defined as one in which all materials required for the admission decision have been received by the Graduate Office. Applicants must arrange for the Graduate Office to receive an official transcript from each college or university at which graduate or undergraduate credit has been earned. Transcripts must be received directly from the issuing school and will not be accepted if "issued to student." Applicants who have not yet earned a bachelor's degree may submit a partial transcript at the time the application form is submitted. This may entitle the applicant to conditional admission pending receipt of the official transcript with posting of graduation.

An applicant for admission may be admitted on an unconditional, conditional, special student, nondegree teacher certification, post-baccalaureate certificate, post-master's program basis or denied admission.

Dispositions. Dispositions are the character traits, attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and emotional qualities necessary for specific professions and graduate study in general. If the faculty believes that an individual does not have the appropriate dispositions for the field of study/profession in question, they may recommend to the Dean of Graduate Studies denial of admission even if undergraduate grades and admissions test results are exemplary.

For complete information on applying, see the PennWest Edinboro Graduate Catalog.

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PennWest Graduate Admissions
Phone: 724-938-4187