Johnstown State University is looking for students with strong Christian character and demonstrated potential for outstanding academic achievement. We are proud of our Christ-centered learning environment and welcome prospective students from all walks of life to apply.

Applying to Johnstown State University is easy. Our online application guides you through each step of the process. And, you can save your progress at any time to complete later. You can start your educational journey today by clicking to here to apply!

Doctorate Admission Requirements

Regionally accredited graduate degree with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

For non-native English speakers, a current TOEFL score at the mean level or higher

Current professional vita

Christian faith statement (two- to three-page essay)

Minimum of three full-time years of successful experience in a related field

Professional writing sample: minimum of five pages (e.g., articles, graduate research papers/assignments, published work, etc.)

Two letters of recommendation:



Background check consent form

* Failure to meet one of these standards may not immediately disqualify a candidate depending upon the strength of the other components. For example, an applicant with a 3.5 GPA but only two years of experience may still be considered by the graduate admission committee. Other requirements are detailed on the application. Applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis, and the decision of the committee is final.