Admissions Requirements

Eastern University values diversity in background and experience. We select highly motivated students who have a commitment to the nonprofit sector and have demonstrated a high level of potential for leadership and career growth.

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Admissions Requirements

This program is open to all applicants who:

  1. Hold a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Have a preferred GPA of 3.0 (2.5 to 2.99 GPA considered with outstanding leadership track record).
  3. Have a demonstrated proficiency in the language of delivery (English), demonstrated by acceptable scores on TOEFL or IELTS examinations.
  4. Have a demonstrated leadership track record of 3 or more years as evidenced in CV and essays.
  5. Have ready access to high-speed Internet.

Admissions Procedures

To apply to this program, students must provide the following (Download materials):

  • $35 Application Fee (waived for online applicants)
  • Application Form
  • Admissions Essay
  • Academic Writing Sample
  • One Letter of Recommendation submitted with Eastern University recommendation forms. Letters and forms must be sent directly from your references in a sealed and signed envelope. The letter of recommendation should come from a current or recent supervisor, and speak to the professional/academic abilities of the applicant that will help him/her be successful at graduate level education. The recommender should provide specific examples of when the applicant has demonstrated initiative, self-motivation and critical thinking skills.
  • Official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges or universities (see transcript request form)
  • Current resume (CV)
  • DOLE (Disclosure of Online Learning Expectations)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores (international students only)

Graduate and Professional Studies Admissions
1300 Eagle Road
St. Davids, PA 19087-3696

If you have any questions concerning our admissions process, please contact us at 1-800-452-0996.

Note: If your native language is not English, applicants must submit the official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Eastern requires a minimum paper-based score of 550 or a computer-based score of 213.

During the admissions process, we will give special consideration to:

  • Your potential to successfully complete rigorous academic requirements and contribute to highly interactive, intensive classroom experiences
  • Your motivation for pursuing the MS in Nonprofit Management degree as indicated in the essay portion of your application, your letters of nomination, and - if and when requested - a personal interview.
  • Your leadership ability, based on performance in the workplace, the classroom, and your community

For more information, click here to use our online inquiry form.

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