Application materials

PSU requires applicants submit one online graduate application to the university. This application contains requirements from both the university and the individual department.

PSU's online Graduate Application is available at This application requires a $65 application fee and $2 processing fee for submission along with the following documents:

  • Scanned copies of official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency through submission of TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic exam scores (for applicants whose first language is not English)

Depending on the individual graduate program that you are applying for, additional department requirements may include:

  • Personal essay or statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Standardized test scores, e.g., GRE (not required by all programs)
  • Resume
  • Writing sample
  • Portfolio

International applicants must also submit: