How to Apply to Graduate Programs

Admissions requirements and deadlines vary by program. Please refer to individual graduate program pages for program-specific requirements.

Graduate Program Applications

Arcadia Application

Online Application

Who should use this application: domestic and international applicants to all Arcadia graduate programs except programs offered by Physical Therapy programs and Physician Assistant programs (find applications to those programs below). The application will ask you to create an account or log in to complete an already-started application. Application fee: $25.

Physician Assistant Master’s Application

CASPA Application

Who should use this application: applicants to the Physician Assistant Master of Medical Science program. Please note that the application used for this program is the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants.

Physical Therapy Doctorate Application

PTCAS Application

Who should use this application: applicants to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Please note that the application used for this program is the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service.

If you are a transitional/post-professional D.P.T. applicant, use Arcadia's online application.

Application Documents


In addition to fulfilling your program’s requirements, you are also required to submit one official transcript from each university or professional school you have attended.

Please have the school that issued the transcript send the transcript directly to Arcadia in a sealed envelope (with the exception of PTCAS and CASPA applicants-transcripts should be sent directly to PTCAS or CASPA).  The transcript must contact the appropriate signatures and seals to be considered official.

If there are transfer credits on any of your transcripts, they must include the grade you earned. If they do not, you must submit an official transcript from the original school.

Letters of Recommendation

For recommendation letters that your program may require (see individual programs for details), please keep in mind that:

  • If the person recommending you opts to mail a letter of recommendation or graduate recommendation form (versus completing it electronically on the online graduate application), it must be sent by mail or email by the person recommending you, rather than you sending it yourself.
  • Recommendations must be of a professional or academic rather than personal nature.
  • If you have been out of school five years or less, at least one letter of recommendation must be from a professor.
  • If you have been out of school for five years or more, you may submit letters from employers or persons who know you in some professional capacity.
A Note About Your Application Documents

Please be aware that all documents you send to Arcadia during the application process become property of Arcadia University. We will not duplicate them, return them to you or forward them to any other college, university, individual or agency.

Where To Send Application Materials

Mail all paper application materials to:

Office of Enrollment Management
Arcadia University
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

Electronic materials may be e-mailed to: