Beginning Your Application

Welcome! We are excited you’re here and ready to begin the next important step in your educational journey with Alvernia.

To get started, please select the link below in the left hand column that corresponds to the appropriate Alvernia program application. Selecting the correct link is important to ensure the proper admission requirements are reflected in the application. The online application includes instructions to guide you through the process. You may also monitor the progress of your application through the application link below.  We strongly recommend using either Firefox or Chrome browsers when completing the online application. Please note that Internet Explorer versions prior to version 9 are no longer supported. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office at 610-796-5187.

PLEASE NOTE: If you applied for admission to the School of Graduate & Adult Education at Alvernia University prior to September 22, 2017, you are currently unable to view your application status online due to system enhancements. You can email any outstanding documentation to

If you have any questions, please contact us at or call us at 610-796-5187.



Bachelor's Degrees
  • Accounting
  • Behavioral Health
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Criminal Justice Administration
    with Behavioral Health minor
  • Early Childhood Education
    (Grades Pre K-4)
  • Early Childhood Education (PreK-4) with Special Education (PreK-8)
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Healthcare Science
  • Human Resource Management
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • RN to BSN
  • Social Work
Associate of Science Degree
  • Business
Credit Certificate Programs
  • Behavioral Health



Master of Education Degrees
  • Educational Leadership
  • Urban Education
  • Special Education
Master of Education with Graduate
Education Certifications
  • M.Ed. with Special Education Certification (Grades Pre K-8 and 7-12)
  • M.Ed. with Principal Certification
  • M.Ed. with Secondary Education Certification (Grades 7-12)
English as a Second Language Program Specialist  
Secondary Education Certification (Grades 7-12)  
Special Education Certification (Grades Pre-K-8 and 7-12)  
Certificate in Disabilities and Inclusive Communities  
Principal Certification
Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling

Master of Business Administration


Executive Healthcare MBA

Master of Arts in Leadership  
Certificate in Organizational Leadership
Master of Science in Nursing
Certificate in Nursing Leadership

Entry-Level Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

The deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Alvernia will be accepting applications for Fall 2019 beginning July 1, 2018.
Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership/Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility Certification
  • Corporate, Educational, or Community Leadership Ph.D. concentrations
  • Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility Certification
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Applicants interested in applying for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Alvernia University will need to apply through PTCAS.  The application will be available as of July 1st.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Post-Baccalaureate
  • Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Post-Master's Online
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Health Systems Leadership