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Graduate Admission Information

For admission to Providence College Graduate Programs, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college. The following are requirements for admission:

  • Online application
  • Application fee of $55.00: Waived for applications submitted by October 15th (does not include the School of Business or the School of Continuing Education)
  • Official graduate and undergraduate transcripts
  • Application requirements for the program, outlined below
  • International students may have additional requirements and earlier deadlines, please click here for more information

ADMINISTRATION

  • Two letters of recommendation (one from current principal)
  • Essay on Philosophy of Leadership
  • Résumé
  • Copy of professional certification
  • Copy of most recent professional evaluation
  • Signed Release of Records for current principal and superintendent
  • Record of Support from current superintendent
  • Interview and on-demand writing sample

GLOBAL EDUCATION AND TESOL

  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a faculty advisor or work supervisor)
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a faculty advisor or work supervisor)
  • Résumé
  • Personal Statement

HISTORY

  • Transcripts must include 24 credits in history with a minimum “B” average
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

LITERACY

  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a school supervisor, i.e., cooperating teacher or college supervisor)
  • Professional statement
  • Teacher Evaluation (most recent) with response option
  • Copy of teacher certification
  • Interview / presentation

MATHEMATICS

  • Transcripts must include 24 credits in mathematics beyond pre-calculus; or 18 credits in mathematics beyond pre-calculus, plus 6 credits in education with a minimum “B” average
  • Statement of purpose

SCHOOL COUNSELING

  • Two letters of recommendation
    – both from school administrators/supervisors (educators)
    – both from undergraduate professors (non-educators)
  • Personal statement
  • Personal interview/role playing session with the admissions committee

THEOLOGY
Biblical Studies, Theology, Theological Studies

  • Transcripts must include 18 credits in Theology with a minimum “B” average
  • Statement of purpose
  • Reason for pursuing graduate study
  • Personal and academic background
  • Assumed responsibility for your own personal growth

URBAN TEACHING

  • Two letters of recommendation (preferably submitted by a past or present instructor/supervisor)
  • Statement of Intent
  • Copy of teacher certification

For more information about the Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers (PACT), please click here.

Non-degree students: students with an undergraduate degree may register for up to 2 courses.

Deadlines

March 1 for Summer | July 1 for Fall | November 1 for Spring
M.Ed. in Administration
M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.Ed. in Literacy
M.Ed. in School Counseling

Rolling Admission
MA in Biblical Studies
MA in Global Education and TESOL
MA in History
MA in Teaching Mathematics
MA in Theology
Master of Theological Studies
M.Ed. in Urban Teaching

Official Transcripts

Applications will not be reviewed until we receive official transcripts from your college or university. Electronic transcripts are preferred.
Email: gradschool@providence.edu
Mail: Lisa Lombardo, Office of Admission, Providence College, One Cunningham Square, Providence, RI 02918-0001