2022-2023 Graduate Catalog w/ November Addendum 
    Jul 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog w/ November Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctorate Admission Process and Requirements

Doctorate Program Admission Process 

Doctorate program applicants are encouraged to apply at least six months prior to the start of any semester. This application process allows ample time for acceptance and development of an academic schedule. The Admission Committee reviews all documents and will request an interview with the applicant prior to making an admission decision for a limited number of applicants to become resident or non-resident candidates for the degree.

Doctorate Admission Requirements

A faculty admission committee will evaluate each applicant’s candidacy once all admissions materials have been received. The doctorate admission process requires the candidate to:

  • Complete the application online at www.HarrisburgU.edu/Apply.
  • Write an essay (in English) on how this degree supports the candidate’s academic and career aspirations.
  • Submit final official transcript(s) from the college or university at which the highest degree earned was conferred.
  • Submission of an official record of Graduate Record Examination scores (GRE) is recommended for Computational Sciences and Data Science programs, it is required for the Information Systems Engineering and Management program. 
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from academic or industry professionals.
  • Submit a resume.
  • Assemble all the above required documents into a zipfolder and email to PhD@HarrisburgU.edu.
  • A faculty review committee may select the candidate for an interview.
  • Individual programs may have additional admissions requirements beyond those listed here. Please see additional requirements listed with individual academic programs.