Traditional Degree and Certificate Programs

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Further Directions for Completion of Application:

  1. A twenty-five dollar application fee is due upon submission of the application. The fee can be paid via RockPay at the following address: ( The application fee is non-refundable.

  2. Applicants for admission in fall, spring and summer are advised to apply by July 1, November 1 and March 1 respectively. Applications for most programs are reviewed on a continuing basis or until programs are filled.

  3. It is the applicants responsibility to submit an official transcript for all colleges or universities attended. To be considered "official," the transcript must come directly from the institution where the work was completed and must bear the official institutional seal. Transcripts of Slippery Rock University graduates will be requested for the applicant by the Office of Graduate Admissions.

  4. All degree applicants are required to submit official scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test unless otherwise noted. The Millers Analogies Test (MAT) may be substituted for the GRE for all programs except physical therapy, sustainable systems and history.

  5. Please refer to the On-Line Graduate Catalog, individual program information sheets, or the Graduate Admissions Web site ( for specific program information and admission requirements.

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Affirmative Action Statement

Slippery Rock University is committed to a policy of affirmative action.  Slippery Rock University assures an equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, gender or veteran's status in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Respect for Individuals in the Community

Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages, and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation.  Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the university community.


Notification of Availability of Student Consumer Information


  • Annual Security Report

  • Freshman and Scholarship Athlete Graduate Rates
  • Students' Rights of Privacy (FERPA)
  • Other Information of Importance to Students

Slippery Rock University's Annual Security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Slippery Rock University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.  The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.

You can obtain a copy of the Annual Security Report at the following web site: or by contacting the Office of University Police at 724-738-3333.

You may access the University's Student Consumer Web site at or by contacting the Office of Academic Records and Summer School at 724-738-2010.