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Graduate Admissions Process

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Doctoral degree candidates must submit the following:

  • Appropriate completed application form.
  • $30 application fee (The fee is waived if you apply online!)
  • Official copies of all college and university transcripts from an accredited American institution or its equivalent from a recognized institution outside the United States. Official transcripts:
    - Have a seal or statement indicating no seal
    - Have an authorized signature
    - Are mailed to Point Park by the issuing institution to:
      Point Park University  |    Graduate & Adult Enrollment Office
      201 Wood Street  |    Pittsburgh, PA  15222
    OR

    - Are submitted electronically by the institution utilizing Parchment or E-script online transcript services
  • Three letters of recommendation. These should be sent directly to the Graduate & Adult Enrollment Office.
  • For further information, please see Doctoral Requirements.

Master's degree candidates must submit the following:

  • Appropriate completed application form.
  • $30 application fee (The fee is waived if you apply online!)
  • Official copies of all college and university transcripts from an accredited American institution or its equivalent from a recognized institution outside the United States. Official transcripts:
    - Have a seal or statement indicating no seal
    - Have an authorized signature
    - Are mailed to Point Park by the issuing institution to:
      Point Park University  |    Graduate & Adult Enrollment Office
      201 Wood Street  |    Pittsburgh, PA  15222
    OR

    - Are submitted electronically by the institution utilizing Parchment or E-script online transcript services
  • Two work or school-related letters of recommendation addressing the applicant's motivation and seriousness of purpose for graduate work. These should be sent directly to the Graduate & Adult Enrollment Office.
    NOTE: Master of Fine Arts candidates are not required to submit letters.
  • For further information, please see Graduate Requirements.

Non-degree candidates must submit the following:

  • Appropriate completed application form 
  • $30 application fee (The fee is waived if you apply online!)
  • Official copies of all college and university transcripts sent directly from the college or university to the Graduate & Adult Enrollment Office, 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15222

International Students

International students also may apply for full-time admission to the graduate programs at Point Park University. In addition to the above, international students must submit the following:

  • Official TOEFL and TWE scores, if required. Please contact the ISSE Office for additional information. 
  • Completed International Student Affidavit of Support Form and notarized/certified bank statements.
  • Certified copies of original and translated transcripts of post-secondary education.
  • Students who apply for full-time F-1 visa status are prohibited from attending part-time classes by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
  • Please contact Rebecca Lee at rlee1@pointpark.edu regarding International admissions. 

Rolling Admissions

  • Applications from qualified students are accepted throughout the year.
  • Students are admitted into the graduate programs for the Fall (September), Spring (January) and Summer (May) terms. Doctoral and M.F.A. in Acting candidates will be admitted for the fall term only.
  • International student applications must be completed one month before the first term of study.