Requirements & Deadlines

Graduate Admissions Requirements

Graduate Admissions Requirements & Deadlines

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We Make It Easy to Apply

Follow our simple process to apply to the Graduate Studies program at Peirce. We also have an application checklist tool that lets you track your progress and determine the next steps. Access the checklist tool in the top left corner of the site.

If you earned an undergraduate degree at a program located outside of the United States, you’ll need to contact the Office of Graduate Studies to learn about additional requirements.


Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 2.75 or above
  • Submit the following documents to Peirce:
    • A completed application for admission with $100 application fee
    • Official transcripts from all accredited undergraduate and graduate institutions attended*
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • A current resume
    • A statement of intent**

*Provide one official transcript from all accredited undergraduate and graduate schools you’ve attended. You don’t need to submit undergraduate transcripts from Peirce.

** This should be written in a one – two page essay format. Discuss your professional and personal goals and how completing a graduate degree at Peirce will prepare you to meet them. Also tell us how your academic and professional backgrounds have prepared you for graduate study. Learn more about how your essay will be evaluated on the application form or by contacting the Graduate Studies Admissions Office.


Requirements Specific to Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Applicants for admission to the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHCA) degree must present evidence of completion of an undergraduate or higher degree in a healthcare field (healthcare administration, nursing, medicine, etc.) or an undergraduate concentration/certificate/minor in a healthcare field or evidence of three years or more experience working in a healthcare field (as evidenced by completed recommendation forms and a resume).

Applicants for admission to the MSHCA program who have not met this requirement will be considered on an individual basis for conditional acceptance to the program and may be required to complete undergraduate preparatory courses in Healthcare at Peirce College as a prerequisite for admission.


Deadlines for Application

Our flexible program admits students at three different times throughout the year. The application deadline dates for the 2015-2016 school year are:

Program DateApplication Deadline
May 2016April 15, 2016
September 2016July 30, 2016
January 2017November 30, 2016

Need some help? You can always request more information, review our list of Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership & Management_FAQs or reach out to the Office of Graduate Studies at 215.670.9325.