Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admission Requirements
Take your career to the next level.
Broaden your knowledge.
Gain a sense of accomplishment.

Whatever motivates you to earn a master’s degree, you’ll find that the rewards are exceptional. Alvernia University has offered master's degrees for more than 10 years — delivering the programs you need to achieve your goals. Whether you want to take your career to the next level, pursue a new field, or simply broaden your interests and knowledge, Alvernia University has the graduate programs you need to reach your goals.

Application to Alvernia University is on a rolling admissions basis, which means that we are constantly accepting and reviewing applications. Following are the admission requirements for the graduate programs at Alvernia University. Contact us today about starting your degree program. Or click here for Academic Information.

Graduate Degree Programs

Master in Business Administration
Master of Education
Master of Arts in Community Counseling

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies for Community Leadership
Master of Science in Nursing

Online Graduate Degree Programs

Master in Business Administration Online

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Infinite Possibilities.
With several degree and certification programs, Alvernia University will help you get where you want to go, whether you’ve set your career sights higher or want to move in a new direction. Not sure which program is right for you? Make an appointment with a graduate coordinator today. We’ll help you figure out which program is a match for your goals and interests.

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Offices of the Graduate & Adult Education Division

Reading Office of Graduate & Adult Education Admissions

610.796.5187 or
888.258.3764 x6
Fax: 610.796.8367

Office Hours
Mon - Thurs 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Philadelphia Office of Graduate & Adult Education Admissions

215.635.4734 or
888.258.3764 x7
Fax: 215.635.4590

Office Hours
Mon - Thurs 8:30 am – 8:00 p.m.
Fri - By appointment
Sat - By appointment

Schuylkill Office of Graduate & Adult Education Admissions

570.385.2382 or
888.258.3764 x9
Fax: 570.385-2386

Office Hours
Mon - Thurs 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Fri - Sat, By Appointment

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Reading Campus

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Schuylkill Center

For students who work or live in northeast Pennsylvania, our Schuylkill Center's Open Houses are convenient for you. Learn More

Philadelphia Center

If you live close to the Philadelphia region, then our Philadelphia Center's Open Houses are the location for you. Learn More

Facts & Figures
It's simple: our engaging, dynamic faculty members are the heart of Alvernia.
  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • More than two-thirds of our professors hold the highest degree in their field
  • Most classes are 20 students or fewer
  • 785 graduate students and growing
  • Accredited doctoral in leadership program

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