Submitting Graduate Admission Applications

Submitting Graduate Admission Applications

Submitting Graduate Admission Applications

Prospective students are encouraged to apply online at

Admission decisions are based on the “whole person” concept. Elements of this approach include quality of undergraduate work as evidenced by transcripts, performance on standardized tests, a personal statement, and, when required, a personal interview.

Students who seek admission to graduate education at Mercyhurst are expected to meet the minimum requirements as listed below, noting that there may be additional requirements unique to each program. Specific program requirements are listed in that program’s section. Students will submit the following items as proof of meeting minimum requirements:

  • A completed application form, which can be found online at The Master’s of Science in Athletic Training program requires application via ATCAS, available at
  • A current professional résumé or curriculum vitae. 
  • An undergraduate degree in the area of intended graduate study or in an approved, related field. All official transcripts from accredited higher education institutions are required to apply. Transcripts from international universities must be evaluated by World Education Services or an equivalent service approved by the Office of GCE. Please use “course-by-course report”. 
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 overall, with at least 3.0 in their major field. (Some programs have established higher requirements.)
  • Academic, scholarship and leadership potential as evidenced by at least one (1) academic reference. Some programs request up to three positive recommendations.  
  • A personal statement outlining in narrative form the candidate’s career path, career aspirations and professional interests. 
  • Some programs will request satisfactory scores from the Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Record Exam.
  • Some programs may require or request a personal interview.  

Conditional Admission Policy:

When the applicant has an undergraduate GPA of:

3.0 or above: Admissions admits unconditionally
2.75-2.99: Admissions consults with program director; if the student is admitted it is an automatic conditional admit
Below 2.75: 
OAA approval is required to admit. If admission is approved, it is a required conditional admit; the conditions of admission will be determined by OAA.

Additional admissions information is available by 

Submitting a written request to:
Mercyhurst University
Office of Graduate and Continuing Education
501 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16546

Calling or faxing us at:
Local: (814) 824-3351
Toll Free: 1 (800) 825-1926, ext. 3351
Fax: (814) 824-3297

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