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The graduate degree that pays off: the M.B.A. A Wall Street Journal analysis of federal student loan data found 98% of M.B.A. programs leave students with manageable debt loads.

Choosing the right graduate school is a critical step in securing a next-level career. Clarion Graduate Programs attract a talented and diverse student population who are looking to expand their talents well beyond their first job. We offer a variety of programs at the graduate and professional levels, most ranking among the top valued graduate programs in the country!

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PennWest Clarion School of Education has developed several new programs for students.

Clarion Undergraduate students who would like to enroll in Graduate credits, please complete the Graduate Credit Registration Form.

Want to meet Individually? We can discuss any questions about your program and the admissions process you may have.  Just let me know a day and time that works best for schedule! Email me at: Looking forward to meeting with you soon.

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 accreditations, Memberships & rankings

Attracting faculty of the greatest caliber to lead programs that earn the highest levels of accreditation has long been a hallmark of PennWest Clarion.

Fully Accredited by:

  • AACSB International -- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • American Library Association
  • Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Council of Academic Accreditation Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
  • International Literacy Association
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Prestigious Members of:

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • Educational Associate of Institute of International Education
  • Northeast Association of Graduate Schools

Our graduate programs are nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report for:

  • Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs at 32
  • Best Online Graduate Education Programs at 58
  • Best Online Graduate in Business Programs (Non-MBA) at 76
  • Best Online MBA Programs at 117

Changes to your major

Students who want to include a certificate in their major may do so by emailing the dean's office from their university email account. The dean's office will review the request and submit it to the Registrar's Office, if approved.

Students in the College of Business and Information Sciences can change/add a major within that college by emailing the COBAIS Graduate Coordinator's office from their university email account. The COBAIS Graduate Coordinator's office will review the request and submit it to the Registrar's Office, if approved. One example would be an M.S. in Accounting student who wants to change to the MBA program.

Students in other majors who want to change their program would need to complete an application for admission to that program. An example would be an M.Ed in Education student who wants to change to M.S. in Speech Language Pathology. Admission to that program is not guaranteed, and all admissions standards for the program would apply.

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Please note that Graduate Employment Opportunities are now done through the Student Financial Services Department. If you wish to apply, log in to the Job X website to find openings available.

Contact Us

Graduate Programs
PennWest University Clarion
Carlson Library, Level A, Room A14
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA 16214

Phone: 724-938-4187
Toll Free: 800 672 7171, option 6
Fax: 814 393 2722

Last Updated 6/6/24