Information for Prospective Graduate Students
Gwynedd Mercy University offers a range of graduate programs designed for busy working professionals who are seeking to move their careers to the next level or change their career path altogether.
With a close-knit graduate community, experienced faculty and admissions staff, we provide all of our students:
A personal touch: Throughout each step of the application process (and your journey as a student) you will receive the information you need in a timely, efficient manner delivered in a format that works for you.
A caring environment: The staff and faculty will know you. They will take the time to understand what your explicit goals are and help you achieve those goals.
Energized class-time: Our instructors understand that you’ve been at work all day. They won’t lecture at you. Instead the classroom is energized by group work, discussions and projects, all designed to keep you motivated and engaged in class.
Graduate Admissions Personal Appointments
Need a personalized appointment? Prospective students may schedule their own, one-on-one Information Session. This can be held at a time and date that are best for you. For nursing programs, call 267-448-1349 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For education programs, call 877-499-6333, ext 102 , or email@example.com.
Applying to the School of Education
For those pursuing a master’s degree in education, Gwynedd Mercy University offers unique degree options designed with your unique goals in mind. These graduate programs are offered in a 100% accelerated online format to allow for flexibility for the working student. Find out more about Gwynedd Mercy University’s Graduate Education programs.
SEE INFORMATION ON APPLYING TO THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
The following materials are required in order for you to be considered for acceptance into a graduate education program:
A completed graduate application. DOWNLOAD - APPLICATION FORM
A $30 application fee is required, checks and money-orders are accepted and should be made out to Gynedd-Mercy College.
Two professional references. References must be completed by academic professors or supervisor. CLL Reference Forms (PDF)
A registration form. CLL Registration Form
Official sealed undergraduate transcripts where your degree was conferred.
Applicants for Elementary and Secondary Education certification must have completed at least 6 semester credits in college level mathematics and at least 6 credits in college level English composition and literature.
Applicants without previous teaching experience may be required to complete undergraduate coursework as a requirement for certification.
Master of Science in Special Education and Certification Only: A copy of your valid instructional certificate is required. If you do not hold a valid instructional certificate, you must take and pass the three Praxis I exams.
Information regarding the Praxis I exam can be obtained by contacting the Educational Testing Service at 1-800-772-9476 or online at www.ets.org/praxis.
Disclaimer: Students with an undergraduate GPA under 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis and are encouraged to apply. Previous graduate coursework may reduce program length.
All documents are to be forwarded to this address:
Gwynedd Mercy University
Plymouth Meeting at East Norriton/Graduate Admissions
480 E. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19462
Applying to the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions
The Master of Science in Nursing programs prepares professional nurses for advanced practice nursing professions as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), with a concentration in adult with gerontology, Nurse Practitioner (NP), with specializations in adult gerontology or pediatrics, or Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), which serves as a basis for doctoral study. A 25-credit Post-MSN Primary Care certificate program to become a Nurse Practitioner with specializations in adult gerontology and pediatrics is also available. Find out More about Gwynedd Mercy University's graduate nursing programs.
The following documents are required to be considered for acceptance into a graduate nursing program:
- Online application. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM
- Two references from professional nurses. DOWNLOAD — Reference Form
- Statement of advanced practice nursing goals. NR Goals Statement (doc)
- Official sealed transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. (An undergraduate statistics and physical assessment course are required).
- Results of the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). This requirement is waived for applicants who earned a cumulative average of 3.6 or better in their undergraduate nursing courses. Information regarding the GRE visit www.ets.org/gre. Information regarding the MAT visit at www.milleranalogies.com.
- Valid RN license.
- Current professional liability insurance as an RN.
- Applicants with an active RN and a bachelor's degree in another field (i.e., not nursing) are required to take the National League for Nursing Baccalaureate Achievement (NLN) exam.
- Personal Interview.
Note: For those applying to the Nurse Practictioner Pediatric track, current Pediatric experience is required.
All documents are to be forwarded to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Gwynedd Mercy University
1325 Sumneytown Pike
P.O. Box 901
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437
Non-matriculated students may take up to (2) courses or six credits while compiling their documentation for formal acceptance into the School of Nursing graduate programs. These courses are limited to NUR 530, NUR 610 and NUR 510 or electives approved by the MSN director. Applicants requesting non-matriculated status must complete an online application and submit copies of their undergraduate transcripts to the Director of Graduate Admissions for approval. For additional information contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 267-448-1349 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Your Information
Information collected in the demographic section of the online application is used for reporting purposes only; it is not used to make admissions decisions. Gwynedd Mercy University provides an equal educational opportunity for all students who disclose disabilities in accordance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information regarding programs and services, please contact the Coordinator of Disability Support Services at 215-646-7300 ext. 427 or visit the Disability Support webpage.
If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 1-800-205-5900 (education) or 267-448-1349 (nursing) or at email@example.com.
NOTE: If you are applying for any programs offered through the School of Graduate and Professional Studies call 1-877-GWYNEDD. information.
Gwynedd Mercy University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, national origin, religion, sex, or disability in the administration of its educational, admission, scholarship, or loan policies.