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Saint Joseph's University

Graduate Programs in Education

Philadelphia, PA

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Saint Joseph's University


Saint Joseph's University / Graduate Programs in Education is located in Philadelphia, PA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Special education PK-8
(Certificate) Superintendent's letter of eligibility
Master of Science (MS) Professional education
(Certificate) Secondary education
Master of Science (MS) Special education
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Educational leadership
Master of Science (MS) Secondary education
Master of Science (MS) Reading specialist
(Certificate) Elementary education
(Certificate) Reading supervisor
(Certificate) Teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing
(Certificate) Special education 7-12
(Certificate) Curriculum supervisor
(Certificate) Reading specialist
Master of Science (MS) Elementary education
Master of Science (MS) Educational leadership
(Certificate) Principal
Master of Science (MS) Organizational development and leadership
(Certificate) Elementary/middle school education
(Certificate) Supervisor of special education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 340
Doctoral Degrees 13
Other Advanced Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported July 15th No
Spring deadline Not reported November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements 2 letters of recommendation, minimum GPA of 3.0, official transcripts, personal statement
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree from accredited institution, minimum graduate GPA of 3.5, computer competence, interview with program director

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 3.1%
Black or African American 14.33%
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.57%
Asian 1.72%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.11%
Two or more races 0.69%
Unknown 9.06%


Male (23%)
Female (76%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 63
Male (21)
Female (60)


Focus of faculty research: Factors predicting early mathematics skills for low income children, early child care and development, preschool quality, parent communication and home-school collaboration issues, education of terminally ill children, preparing literacy teachers for urban schools
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19131-1395
United States
Contact Dr. John Vacca
Associate Dean, Education
Phone: 610-660-3131