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Graduate Admissions Procedures

If at any time you have questions regarding Admissions Procedures adult undergraduate, graduate or doctoral programs please give us a call at 1-800-732-7669.

Graduate Admissions Procedures

  • To be considered for admission to Eastern University’s graduate programs, please submit the following items:
  • Completed and signed application for admission
  • A non-refundable $35.00 application fee payable to Eastern University
  • Official transcript(s) from institution that granted your baccalaureate degree
  • Letters of recommendation indicating your ability to pursue graduate studies
  • Current resume or CV indicating work and educational history and professional affiliations
  • Official results of standardized tests (if required) by program
  • Graduates of an educational system outside the United States whose language of instruction was not English must submit an official score report with a minimum acceptable score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or In- ternational English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum acceptable scores for TOEFL are 79 for the Internet-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, and 550 for the paper-based test. The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 6.5.
  • Completed required essays
  • Disclosure of Online Learning Expectations (DOLE Form) 

Doctoral Admissions Procedures

To be considered for admission to the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, please submit the following items:

  • Completed and signed application for admission
  • A non-refundable $75.00 application fee payable to Eastern University
  • Official transcript(s) from institution that granted your baccalaureate degree
  • Official trascript (s) from master’s degree granting institution and for all other graduate-level coursework completed
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (see Academic/Professional Recommendation form)
  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Score Report for the GRE and/or MAT exam
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample (a copy of a research thesis or research project that showcases the student’s prior work)
  • DOLE Form
  • Leadership Record 

Important Information For All Applicants

  • Completed and signed original documents are required for all application forms. Faxed transcripts are considered unofficial documents and are not acceptable for admission to the University. Completed applications with all necessary documentation are reviewed on a regular basis.  For doctoral applications only, all completed application portfolios are reviewed together following the application deadline.
  • It is the individual applicant’s responsibility to monitor the status of his/her application file and to ensure the completion of his/her file.
  • Once the application, application fee, official transcript (s), resume, recommendation forms, essay(s), DOLE form and any additional credentials required have been received, the applicant’s records will be evaluated and he/she will receive notice of admission status by mail.
  • Applicants interested in applying for Financial Aid should contact the Financial Aid Office at 610-225-5102
  • From time to time, personal interviews may be requested by a program director and/or admissions director prior to an admission decision being rendered.
  • Applications, documentation and application fee are valid for two years upon receipt by the University.
  • Eastern University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and does not discriminate in any of its policies, programs, or activities on the basis of gender, race, handicap, marital or parental status, or national or ethnic origin.

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