APPLICATION FEE Applications may be printed or typed, and must be accompanied by the non-refundable application fee of $70 in
the form of a check or money order in US dollars payable to Pace University.
RESUME/CURRICULUM VITAE A resume or typewritten outline, describing at least the past five years of your employment history and
significant community, professional, or college extracurricular activities, should be sent. Please include
recognitions of achievement you have received (e.g. licenses, publications, awards).
The Actors Studio MFA applicants should submit an artistic resume and headshot (for actors), or portfolio (for
directors), or writing samples (for playwrights).
Doctor of Philosophy in Mental Health Counseling applicants must submit a CV that outlines your clinical
field experience (internship and practica if applicable) and work history.
PERSONAL STATEMENT Send an essay explaining to the members of the Graduate Admission Committee why you would like to
pursue the program of graduate study you have chosen. Additional information regarding your academic
performance, as well as professional experience, may also be included as a supplement.
Candidates for the MS in Environmental Studies and MA in Environmental Policy should use this
opportunity to discuss their particular areas of interest in the environmental science and environmental policy
arenas. MA in Media and Communication Arts applicants must submit a writing sample or a portfolio in
addition to the personal statement.
MA in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security applicants must submit two separate essays
from the following topics: a. Personal statement on a current political or economic issue; b. Experiences and
accomplishments essay about a new problem in your current environment and how you would solve it; and c.
Self assessment essay about your background and your reasons for applying to this graduate program.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Two recommendations from individuals who can knowledgeably comment on your ability to successfully complete graduate study are required. These references may be either academic or professional and must be forwarded in envelopes sealed by the recommenders. Recommendation forms can be found in this application packet and may be reproduced. Recommenders may write their recommendation on personal stationery or company/university letterhead. MSEd and PsyD applicants must submit three letters of recommendation.
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS Please arrange for an official transcript from each academic institution you have attended to be sent directly to
the Office of Graduate Admission. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent directly from the academic
institution(s) to Pace University, or if you submit them unopened and in the institution’s original sealed envelope.
A general GRE score, no more than five years old, is required for the MSEd in School Psychology, PsyD in School/Clinical Child Psychology, and the PhD in Mental Health Counseling. While not mandated for initial admission, the Psychology subject exam may later be required of candidates in the MSEd and PsyD programs.
The reporting code for Pace University NYC is 2635, and Westchester is 2644. For more information about the GRE, visit www.gre.org.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
If you earned a bachelor’s degree in a country where English is not the official language, you are required to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearson PTE score. The ETS reporting codes for Pace University are: New York City,2635; Westchester, 2644. Students who submit proof of citizenship from a country where English is the official language may have the English language proficiency test requirement waived.
Note: All documents submitted in support of an application for admission become the permanent possession of Pace University and cannot
be returned to the applicant or photocopied for the applicant. For your records, please make photocopies of all materials submitted, except for
transcripts and recommendation forms, which must be received unopened, in the original, sealed envelopes.