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To apply to a graduate or certificate program at John Carroll University, please follow the steps below. If you have any questions throughout the application process, do not hesitate to contact us at 216.397.4284.

 

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Spring 2024, Summer 2024, Spring 2025, Summer 2025, Fall 2025 Academic Program Application: Application is not yet available. Complete this brief form and we will email you when the application is available.

 

A completed application file consists of the online application and any necessary supporting materials. The materials required vary by department and can be found in the supporting materials section below.

** International Students - Please Note: Per government guidance, individuals seeking student visas are not eligible to complete 100% fully online degree programs and depending on the visa type may only be eligible for one online or distance learning course each term. Further we are not authorized to offer online programs outside of the United States. Please check with the Graduate School if you have questions about international student enrollment.

Readmission Application Form: https://gradadmission.jcu.edu/register/readmit

Following a break in enrollment of one semester or more, graduate students at John Carroll University must apply for readmission, if they did not request an official Leave of Absence prior to their break in attendance. Applicants for readmission to their graduate program should complete this online form. If the student is continuing in the same program, in many cases this form will reactivate their  student status to “current”, if an Official Leave of Absence Form was not submitted or expired. If the student is applying to a new program at John Carroll University, a new program application must be submitted, not the readmission application.

If the student has gone to another institution since attending John Carroll or has not attended the University  for an extended period of time, the student may be asked to submit additional documentation such as transcripts, recommendations or participate in an admission interview. The Graduate School will notify students if additional information is needed.

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate School at gradadmit@jcu.edu or 216.397.4284.

Applications for 2023-2024 Graduate Assistantships are open. Please note the deadline of February 15, 2023. 

Learn more about JCU Graduate Assistantships & the application process.

Apply Now: Graduate Assistant Application  

*If applying for a M.S. in Biology, a separate graduate assistantship application is not necessary. All students applying for admission to the M.S. in Biology will be considered for a department graduate assistantship. The deadline for this program application is February 1 for Biology.

You can upload supporting materials when completing the online application or by logging back in and uploading to your status page. Documents can also be mailed or emailed.

Official Transcripts from each school attended are required to be sent directly to John Carroll University from the issuing institution:

Graduate School
John Carroll University
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118
     -or-
Electronic transcripts sent via secure delivery systems can be sent to: gsapp@jcu.edu   

 

Program

Supporting Materials

Boler College of Business

MBA - Emerging Leader
(formerly Full Time)

Application, Official Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose, 1 Letter of Rec, Resume

MBA - Professional
(formerly Part Time)

Application, Official Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose, 1 Letter of Rec, Resume, GRE or GMAT

M.S. in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Application, Official Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose, 1 Letter of Rec, Resume

College of Arts and Sciences

Biology M.A. and M.S.

Application, Official Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Resume

Clinical Mental Health

Application, Official Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview, Resume, Photograph

School Counseling

Application, Official Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview, Resume, Photograph

Post-Master's Clinical Mental Health

Application, Official Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview, Resume

Post-Master's School Counseling

Application, Official Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview, Resume

Substance Use Disorder Counseling Online Certificate

Application, Official Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose, 1 Letter of Rec

Digital Marketing & Communication Strategies M.S.

Application, Official Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec

Digital Marketing & Communication Strategies Certificates
(Digital Marketing Analytics, Content Marketing, Digital Advertising & Social Media Marketing)

Application, Official Transcript(s)

Education: Advanced Studies M.Ed.

Application, Official Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Copy of Teaching License

Educational Leadership M.Ed.

Application, Official Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview, Copy of Teaching License, Resume

Educational Psychology M.Ed.

Application, Official Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview, Copy of Teaching License

School Based Initial Teacher Licensure M.Ed.

Application, Official Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview

Professional Teacher Initial Teacher Licensure M.Ed.

Application, Official Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview

Assessment, Research and Measurement Certificate

Application, Official Transcript(s)

K-12 Reading Endorsement

Application, Official Transcript(s), Copy of Teaching License

Nonprofit Administration M.A.

Application, Official Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview, Resume

Nonprofit Administration Certificate

Application, Official Transcript(s)

Pre-Medical Post Baccalaureate

Application, Official Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec

Sports Leadership M.A.

Application, Official Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Resume

Theology and Religious Studies M.A.

Application, Official Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Writing Sample

Theology and Religious Studies Certificates (Theological Education and Ecclesial Ministry) 

Application, Official Transcript(s)

Other Post Baccalaureate Work

Application, Official Transcript(s)

International Students

Materials Needed

All Programs

TOEFL, Copy of Passport Picture Page, Affidavit of Financial Support, Transcript Evaluation (WES or ECE)

John Carroll welcomes applications from students across the globe*.

In addition to the online academic program application linked above, international students are required to send the supporting materials for the program of study and the materials listed below.

Required Materials:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. All transcripts from every college and university must be evaluated by WES or ECE and forwarded by the agency to the John Carroll University Graduate School. 
  • Evaluation of English proficiency. Students whose native language is not English must demonstrate the necessary level proficiency in the English language by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A student from abroad whose native language is English, who has completed his or her work at a foreign university where English is the language of instruction, or who has graduated from an American institution is exempt from this testing requirement, please contact us to have the requirement waived.
  • Financial Guarantee Statement
  • Current passport photo page, or copy of your current visa sticker.

*Please note: Per government guidance, individuals seeking student visas are not eligible to complete 100% fully online degree programs and depending on the visa type may only be eligible for one online or distance learning course each term. Further we are not authorized to offer online programs outside of the United States. Please check with the Graduate School if you have questions about international student enrollment.

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