Apply to Gannon

  • The Application Process

    Prospective applicants must submit a completed application for graduate study. Applicants should direct all application materials and questions regarding the process of admission to the Office of Graduate Admissions. An admissions representative will be happy to assist you with any questions regarding program admission requirements or the decision process.

    Domestic Graduate Students

    Global Admissions and Outreach Students

    Please view the global admissions and outreach page for more information on applying to Gannon.

    Admission Requirements

    While the requirements for admission to various programs differ, the general requirements and procedures are listed below. Please refer to the individual program factsheet for specific details or contact Graduate Admissions at 814-871-7474.

    General Requirements

    Applicants for graduate study must hold a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited college or university, and demonstrate the motivation, ability, and preparation needed to pursue graduate study successfully. A determination of this capacity will be made by the graduate program director and/or the respective Academic Dean, based upon records of undergraduate achievement, prior graduate work (if any), scores on required standardized tests (GRE, GMAT, etc.), letters of recommendation, and other information. Official transcripts and test scores must be sent directly from the appropriate institution to the Office of Graduate Admissions of Gannon University.

    Letters of Recommendation

    Three letters of recommendation must be forwarded for all degree and certificate-seeking applicants. Letters should be submitted by individuals who are familiar with the student's academic and professional background. Non-matriculant and non-degree students are not required to submit recommendations. 

    Download the recommendation form.

    Standardized Admission Tests

    Each of the programs has its own requirements with regard to standardized admission tests. Please refer to the individual program descriptions for the appropriate tests or contact a graduate admissions representative. An applicant who already holds a graduate degree is not required to take an exam when applying to a Gannon master’s degree program. The results of standardized tests should be sent directly to the above office from the test administrator.

    Centralized Application Service (CAS)

    The following programs receive and review applications from the Centralized Application Service (CAS). Please visit the page listed below for your program of interest.

    Master of Athletic Training Application

    Location Student Audience CAS Student  Level Deadline
    Erie, PA External Candidate ATCAS - https://atcas.liaisoncas.com Post Baccalaureate January 31, 2018
    Erie, PA Internal Candidate (GU) Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions 814-871-7474 3+2 January 31, 2018
    Ruskin, FL External Candidate ATCAS - https://atcas.liaisoncas.com Post Baccalaureate January 31, 2018

    Doctor of Nursing Practice Application

    Location Student Audience CAS Student  Level Deadline
    Online External Candidate NURSINGCAS - www.nursingcas.org Post Masters N/A

    Occupational Therapy Application

    Program Location Student Audience CAS Student  Level Deadline
    Occupational Therapy Doctorate Ruskin, FL      
    External Candidate OTCAS - www.otcas.org Post Baccalaureate December 15, 2017
    Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Erie, PA     
    Internal Candidate (GU)
    OTCAS - www.otcas.org Post Baccalaureate December 15, 2017
    Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Online
    External Candidate
     OTCAS - www.otcas.org Post Professional December 15, 2017

    Doctor of Physical Therapy Application

    Location Student Audience CAS Student  Level Deadline
    Erie, PA     
    External Candidate PTCAS - www.ptcas.org
    Post Baccalaureate December 1, 2017
    Erie, PA     
    Internal Candidate (GU)
    Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions 814-871-7474 3+3, 4+3 and Pre-PT October 15, 2017
    Ruskin, FL
    External Candidate
     PTCAS - www.ptcas.org Post Baccalaureate December 1, 2017
    Ruskin, FL     
    Internal Candidate (GU)
    Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions 814-871-7474 3+3, 4+3 and Pre-PT October 15, 2017