Application and Admission Requirements

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Application and Admission Requirements

To apply for this program, students must complete the following requirements:

  • $35 application fee.*
  • Official sealed transcript(s) of undergraduate/graduate coursework.
  • Administrative certificate (photocopy)
  • Personal statement - a letter of intention outlining the candidate's professional goals and educational objectives for attending the program of their choice.
  • Portfolio items:
    • Essay concerning how superintendents shape learning in their schools
    • Resume that includes Evidence of leadership potential (other leadership roles)
    • Applicant's educational philosophy
    • A written description of a problem based learning activity
  • Two letters of recommendations from school district administrators; one of which must be from the applicant's supervising administrator. Both letters must substantiate the candidate's leadership potential and qualifications to become a school administrator.
  • An interview may be required at the discretion of the Program Director.

*The $35 application fee will be waived for all applicants that attend a Graduate Studies Open House and complete the online satisfaction survey or are SJU alums.


Questions regarding the application process:

Telephone: 610-660-3131

Please submit supplemental documents to:

Office of Graduate Operations
Saint Joseph's University
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Telephone: 610-660-1101