How to Apply


To begin the admission process, please complete an online application and submit a non-refundable $50 application fee. Please note that the online system allows you to save and edit sections prior to submitting your application.


Admission eligibility requirements include: 


  • Official transcript(s) indicating that the applicant has earned a Master's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Personal Statement: a one-page statement that summarizes the value of the Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility program for your personal and professional growth and development.
  • Professional Resume.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors, employers, or supervisors familiar with the applicant’s professional experiences.
  • Interview with the Ph.D. Program Director: after all the required application materials have been received, each applicant will be contacted to arrange for a personal interview.
  • International applicants may have additional requirements and can review the application process for international students.

Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility with Ph.D. Program


  • If you plan to apply to the Ph.D. Program along with the Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility, scores from a graduate entrance exam, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), may be needed in consideration of an applicant with a Master's Degree GPA below 3.25. 


Mailing Information

Alvernia University
Graduate & Adult Education - Admissions
400 St. Bernardine St.
Reading, PA 19607


Questions? Contact: 

Graduate Admissions



Kelly Burr, M.Ed.

Associate Director of Graduate Admissions



Heather Lewis

Enrollment Coordinator, Schuylkill Campus



Tracey Marino

Director, Philadelphia Campus


Graduate Admissions

Francis Hall at sunset
Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility
Learn more about the program.