Application for Admission

Application Information

A message from the campus:

This application will no longer be available for use at 11:00 PM on Saturday, August 26th.  If you do not plan to complete the application by that time and date please wait until August 27 to use our new improved mobile friendly applcation.  This will be available by going to on August 27th.

To begin the application process please scroll to the bottom of the page after reviewing important procedures for applying and click the Apply Now box.

Please complete one online application for each program you wish to apply to. When you are finished, click SUBMIT located to the far left of any application screen. The $40 application fee must be paid online with a credit card or electronic check for each application submitted.

Eligibility for Admission

  • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an acceptably accredited college or university. Applicants who have not yet completed the baccalaureate degree must submit transcripts for course work completed. (Final transcripts noting the completion of the degree will be required upon admission.)
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 2.75/4.0 at the undergraduate level. Some programs require a higher undergraduate GPA. Please review the program admission requirements.

Information regarding the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) may be obtained from their respective websites.

Submit test scores (if required) and official transcripts (visit to:

Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Office of Graduate Admissions
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA 16214


Please visit to determine if recommendations are required for the application process in your program of study. If required, download and print the amount of required copies of the Recommendation Form. Applicants must use only this form. Access information must be completed first by the applicant. Non-waiver of rights of access is not prejudicial to the application. Ask those who will be completing your recommendations to document your potential and/or effectiveness in your area of study and/or professional performance. Evaluators will return the forms to the applicant in sealed envelopes with their signature across the seal. Applicants mail the sealed envelopes to the address above.

Resume and Supporting Documents

All applicants must submit a current resume. Do not send another resume if uploaded with application. Please refer to the specific program requirements.


Additional Admission Requirements

Program Checklists, in addition to Clarion Universitys Eligibility for Admission requirements

MSN Application Procedures and Materials

International Students

Deadlines to have all required documents on file in the Office of Graduate Admissions.

It is the policy of Clarion University of Pennsylvania that there shall be equal opportunity in all of its educational programs, services, and benefits,  and there shall be no discrimination with regard to a student's or prospective student's gender, gender identity, race or color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, religion or creed, genetic information, affectional or sexual orientation, veteran status, or other classifications that are protected under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other pertinent state and federal laws and regulations.  Direct inquiries to the Title IX Coordinator, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 103 Carrier Administration Building, or phone 814-393-2351, or  the Director of Social Equity,  210 Carrier Administration Building 16214-1232; Email or phone 814-393-2109. Inquiries may also be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education, 330 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20201.


Notice of Availability of Safety and Security Report/Fire Safety Report Clarion University is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security.  The Annual Security Report contains three years of campus crime and fire statistics, certain campus security and fire policy statements, as well as statistics for public areas  immediately adjacent to campus as required by the Jeanne Clery Act. The 2016 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Clarion Campus can be found here.  The 2016 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Clarion University-Venango college can be found here.   To obtain either a printed copy of the safety and security report or a fire safety report, please contact: Department of Public Safety, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 840 Wood Street, Clarion, PA 16214; telephone: (814) 393-2111; fax: (814) 393-2038.

Last updated: 8/26/2017 10:09AM PST


Contact Us

Office of Graduate Admissions
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA  16214

In-state telephone: 814-393-2337
Out-of-state telephone: 814-672-7171
Fax number: 814-393-2722


To complete this online application, type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be reentered prior to submittal.

Once you have completed the application, click the SUBMIT button located on the left column to submit the application.

Click here if you have any technical questions or need assistance with this online application.

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