Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to the Organization Development and Leadership Graduate Program must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. In addition, applicants to the Adult Learning and Training concentration must have two or more years of professional work experience. Those applying to the Organizational Psychology and Development concentration must have four or more years of professional work experience. A minimum of eight years professional work experience is required for those applying to the Organizational Dynamics and Leadership program.

The recommended undergraduate GPA is 2.8. Applicants with minimal work experience may have to, at the Program Director's discretion, submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores or request provisional status for admission.

To Apply:

  • Please complete the Saint Joseph's University Graduate application.
  • Submit the additional documents listed under Application Requirements to:

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

Questions regarding the application process:
Telephone: 610-660-3131


Application Requirements:

  • A $35 application fee.*
  • Official transcripts of all coursework from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended.
  • A letter of intention outlining the candidate's professional goals and educational objectives for attending the program of his or her choice.
  • A current resume detailing professional work experience.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • An interview with the Program Director may be required after the application is completed.

*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.

Application Deadlines

Saint Joseph’s University operates on a rolling admissions basis for graduate applications. This means that documents can be submitted to the Office of Graduate Operations at any time throughout the year for admission consideration.

International students should visit the International Graduate Applicant page for additional admission requirements.