Graduate and Doctorate Application

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Tara Byers '07M, '22Ed.D
Counselor Education and Supervision
“The best part of the degree was getting to know the faculty on a deeper level, connecting with others in my cohort, and growing and getting to push myself regardless of every obstacle put in my way.”
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Further your education, build professional relationships, and take your career to the next level with a school that’s focused on you.

Begin your application for a graduate or doctoral program at Shippensburg University today.

Graduate Application Checklist

1. Complete a Graduate Admissions Application

For quicker processing, apply online.

Paper applications can be requested by contacting the Office of Admissions.

A $45.00 non-refundable application fee is due at the time of submission.

2. Submit official transcripts

Include each and every institution that has awarded you college credit. This allows us to have the most accurate view of your academic history. At a minimum, you must show you have been awarded a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the institution, or mailed to:

Shippensburg University
Office of Graduate Admissions
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Emailed copies or scanned copies sent directly from the student will not be accepted.

3. You may be required to take the GRE, MAT or GMAT

This is most common for applicants with a GPA below 2.75.

4. Check your program's requirements for supplemental application materials

Submit supplemental materials by email as a PDF or Word document attachment to Be sure to submit these items prior to the application deadline. You may also send documents via postal mail or facsimile to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Please note your file is not complete until we receive all of these supplemental documents.

5. Track your application status

Ship’s online portal allows you to check your application and see which items are still outstanding.

View the status of your application.

Application Review Process

Once you have successfully completed the application process, your file will be sent to the appropriate academic department for initial review. Faculty within that department will review your application and may contact you to schedule a formal interview. After the review process, the chair of the department will submit a recommendation to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. The Office of Graduate Admissions will complete a secondary review and a decision will be rendered.

You are encouraged to routinely check your application status online.

Still have questions or need more information? We're here to help. Email the Office of Graduate Admissions at or call (717) 477-1213.