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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.

The application for 2021-2022 Academic Year is open, we are currently accepting applications for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 start.

2021-2022 Academic Program Application: Available Here

2022-2023 Academic Program Application: Request Here*

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 table below.

*If you are interested in a future term please complete this brief form and we will email you when the application is available.

Applications for Graduate Assistantships for Fall 2021 are now closed for all departments but Education and School Psychology. The deadline was February 15, 2021. 

Graduate Assistant Application: Available Here

*If applying for a M.S. in Biology or M.A. in English, a separate graduate assistantship application is not necessary. All students applying for admission to the M.S. in Biology or M.A. in English will be considered for a department graduate assistantship. The deadline for this program application is February 1, 2021 for Biology.(Please note: if interested in assistantship in a department other than Biology or English, you will need to complete the Graduate Assistantship application).

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

International Students: Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended are required. All transcripts from every college and university must be evaluated by WES or ECE and forwarded by the agency to the John Carroll University Office of Graduate Studies.    

 

Program

Supporting Materials

Boler College of Business

MBA - Emerging Leader (formerly Full Time)

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 1 Letter of Rec, Resume

MBA - Professional (formerly Part Time)

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 1 Letter of Rec, Resume, GRE or GMAT

MS in Accountancy

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 1 Letter of Rec, Resume

MS in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 1 Letter of Rec, Resume

College of Arts and Sciences

Biology MA and MS

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Resume

Clinical Mental Health

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview, Resume, Photograph

School Counseling

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview, Resume, Photograph

Post-Master's Clinical Mental Health

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview, Resume

Post-Master's School Counseling

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview, Resume

Substance Use Disorder Counseling Online Certificate

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 1 Letter of Rec

Education:Advanced Studies

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview

Educational Leadership

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview, Copy of Teaching License, Resume

Educational Psychology

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview, Copy of Teaching License

School Psychology (John Carroll is pausing recruitment to the School Psychology Program for one year - not enrolling a cohort in Fall 2021 - because of COVID-related complexities. If you are interested in staying on our mailing list for future terms, please complete this form and we will send you updates on the program.)

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview, GRE

School Based Initial Teacher Licensure

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview

Professional Teacher Initial Teacher Licensure

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview

Certificate of Advanced Studies in Education

Application, Transcript

Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement

Application, Transcript, Copy of Teaching License

Reading Endorsement

Application, Transcript, Copy of Teaching License

English MA

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Writing Sample, GRE with Writing (for GA applicants)

Nonprofit Administration MA

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview, Resume

Nonprofit Certificate

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Interview

Pre-Medical Post Baccalaureate

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec

Theology and Religious Studies MA

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Writing Sample

Theology and Religious Studies Certificate of Advanced Studies

Application, Transcript, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Rec, Writing Sample

Other Post Baccalaureate Work

Application, Transcript

International Students

Materials Needed

All Programs

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

Thinking of Graduate School? Why Choose JCU?

  • High rankings in "master’s programs" and "affordability" by U.S. News and World Report in the recently released edition.

  • A strong Jesuit tradition of developing graduates who become leaders in their community.

  • Competitive tuition rates comparable to surrounding public university options. Graduate assistantships are available in many departments.

  • Exceptional faculty who have earned the highest degrees in their respective fields and who strive for excellence in teaching and research.

  • Small class sizes, with personal attention to the admissions process.

  • Both part-time and full-time options for study.

  • Located on a 60-acre campus in a suburb of Cleveland, John Carroll combines the advantage of urban living with a vibrant college community. The city offers major league sports, great restaurants and opportunities to engage the arts at University Circle – all within a half hour of campus.

  • Opportunities for study as a non-degree student. Students interested in pursuing coursework, yet not seeking a degree, are invited to enrich their professional careers or enjoy life-long learning opportunities.

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