Objective of the Graduate Schools
The Graduate Schools maintain the guiding principle common to all graduate study: scholarship, the spirit of inquiry as expressed by original studies and training in research, breadth as well as depth in the study of advanced subject matter, ability to communicate results of creative work, preparation for an intellectual career, and mastery of essential techniques. The emphasis is upon the extension of the frontiers of knowledge as well as the transmission of knowledge. The chief purpose of the Schools is to train scholars, research workers and teachers.
The Graduate Schools offer instruction in the following disciplines: Theology, Philosophy and Psychology. The programs in Peace Studies / Conflict Management and Organizational Management / Diplomacy at the United Nations are included with the School of Psychology at this time.
It is our desire that there also be a School of Art and Architecture. Preliminary investigation is being done to explore the feasibility of working with the Hatay Museum in Antakya (Antioch). It is our hope that our Jewish, Christian and Islamic students would work together in restoring their heritage on site in Antioch.
Please read the material carefully in the Directory under Accreditation.
IGNATIUS UNIVERSITY, Indianapolis, Indiana, uses the New York administrative office for processing applications.
Please download the application form. Please send by first class mail and NOT by registered, certified or any other special delivery service.
Application Instructions for Graduate Study:
This application form, information and materials are for graduate-level students seeking admission to IGNATIUS UNIVERSITY graduate programs. This application may be used for full-time or part-time students in classes scheduled during the day, evening, weekend or Distance Learning.
Completed application, application fee, transcripts, letters of recommendation, test scores and other supporting information should be sent directly to:
Graduate Admissions Processing Office
2295 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
If you need further information, e-mail at IgnatiusU@aol.com.
Please note: Applicants are urged to consult the particular Graduate School for further information regarding their program of study (see web).
- Application for Admission Form
Complete the form as thoroughly and as accurately as possible. Incomplete applications often cause delays in the admissions process.
- Application Fee
Enclose the application fee of $50. All applications for admission must be accompanied by a check or money order made payable to Ignatius University . This application fee is non-refundable.
- Transcripts of College Courses
All degree- seeking candidates must forward copies of their undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts. These transcripts must be sent from the school directly to Ignatius University. Student copies are not acceptable.
Please enclose the following photographs: A good photocopy of both your driver’s license and your passport or other official document containing your picture; an original passport photo-not a photocopy; several non-professional snap shots of yourself with relatives and /or friends. Please put your signature on each item submitted. These are for your file and not for publication without your permission.
- Transcripts for Non-Collegiate Studies
Students may request that prior non-collegiate studies (seminars, conferences, institute training, etc. ) be accepted for graduate credit. However, they must provide official documentation; again this is sent directly from the institution to Ignatius University. It is the responsibility to the issuing institution to provide its brochure, title of study, a description of the study, number of hours, dates, location, instructor(s) including credentials, and other relevant material that may assist in the evaluation. Where this material is missing the activity will not be evaluated. There is a fee of $10 per graduate credit awarded by Ignatius University. When your fees are received, an Ignatius University transcript will be sent to you, verifying the graduate credits awarded.
- Graduate Record Exam
GRE is required for all graduate degree programs. The student is to take, the Verbal, Quantitative and Analytic Writing. Where there is a subject exam available in the field which the student is planning to do graduate study, this exam must be taken e.g. psychology. GRE now has a required English Assessment exam.
Scores for all non-native English speaking students and those who have not graduated from an English speaking institution are required.
- Letters of Recommendation
All applicants are required to provide three letters of recommendation. The letters should be from an academic source, preferably from a teacher or academic official who is familiar with your academic history and achievement. If you have been out of school for several years, recommendations may be from your employer or supervisor. Please use Letter of Recommendation form below.
- Notarized Disclaimer
All students applying to the graduate program are required to sign and have notarized the attached “Disclaimer. Only the original is acceptable; no photocopies.
- Admissions Policy
Your credentials will be reviewed as soon as all materials are received by Ignatius University Office of Graduate Admissions.