Cheyney University Center City (CUCC)


Welcome to the Graduate Admissions Website. We are here to make the application process for Cheyney University Graduate Programs as user friendly as possible. Whether you wish to advance your career or just explore an interest you have - you have come to the right place! We offer degree and non-degree credit options for full-time and part-time students with knowledgeable faculty who are ahead of the curve in their prospective fields. Our faculty is student centered and will help you achieve your career, educational and professional goals.




Graduate Programs

Master of Public Administration

MPA in Public Administration


Master of Education

   Educational Leadership/Principal Certification      Principal Certification (only)      


Master of Arts in Teaching

Early Childhood/Special Ed. (Pre-K - Grade 8 Dual Certification)


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Trauma Informed Educational Studies (TIES)


Undergraduate Degree Programs (Accelerated Model)

Business Administration- Management Concentration (BS)
Social Relations- Criminal Justice (BA)
Graphic Design (BA)
Liberal Studies (BA)
Early Childhood Education (certification)- PK-4 (BS)
Early Childhood Education PK-8/Special Education (dual certification) (BS)
Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (BA)


Should you have any questions or want more information feel free to contact us at:

Graduate Admissions
Cheyney University Center City-The Mellon Center
701 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 560-3891
Fax: (215) 560-3893



Moving Forward @ Cheyney University!



Applying to Cheyney
Meet Our Staff
Newly Accepted Students
Tuition & Fees
Visiting Cheyney University Center City
Frequently Asked Questions

Applying to Cheyney University

Graduate Admission Requirements

The following admissions qualifications are required for admission into Cheyney University’s Graduate Programs:

1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
2. Have an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) or a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or
• Have completed additional undergraduate or graduate work indicating the ability to be successful in graduate studies or
• Can document the potential to be successful in graduate work. See specific program admission requirements for how to document this success.

Admission to Cheyney University’s Graduate Programs is based on multiple criteria. Cheyney University evaluates the whole student (GPA, standardized test scores, personal statement, and letters of recommendation) in making a decision for admission.

These above requirements are the general admission requirements for graduate study at Cheyney University. Each program has its own specific additional requirements. Please review the admission requirements of the program you are applying to.

All materials required by the program to which you are applying, including transcripts, must be sent to:

Attn: Graduate Admissions
Cheyney University Center City
The Mellon Building
701 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106


First-Year Student

1. The applicant must submit the following information to Graduate Admissions;
2. A completed graduate application
3. Complete a personal statement of a maximum of 500 words. This personal statement should include the applicant’s career goals, educational objectives, interests and reason for requesting admission. (The personal statement should contain information pertinent to the specific program the applicant is interested in being admitted into).
4. Official transcripts from any and all previous institutions of higher education the applicant was enrolled in.
5. Two letters of recommendation
6. The application fee.


A student who withdraws from the University may re-apply to Cheyney University Center City for readmission. To apply for readmission the student must submit the

1. Cheyney University Readmit Form, and a
2. Letter explaining their reasons for seeking to be readmitted to Graduate Studies.

Acceptance for readmission is determined on a case by case basis. Readmission Form.

Transfer Applicants

Graduate transfer applicants follow the same procedure for First-Year Students. Transfer applicants should be aware that a maximum of 6 graduate credits are allowed for transfer.

Trauma Informed Education Studies (TIES) Admission Requirements

If you are applying for the Trauma Education Studies (TIES) Graduate certificate program, please complete the following form. Your most recent official college/university transcript must be mailed to Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Office of Admissions, 1837 University Circle, PO Box 200, Cheyney, PA 19319-0200.

Don’t Forget

Make sure you review the program specific admissions requirements. Make sure you include materials to fulfill these additional admission requirements in your application packet.

 All documents received as part of the admission procedure become the property of Cheyney University. Documents will not be duplicated for, returned to the applicant, or forwarded to any other institution of higher education, individual or agency.

Any omission, misrepresentation, or misstatement of fact in the application material may be grounds for denial of admission.

Admissions to graduate study at Cheyney University are made on a rolling basis but priority is given to those applicants whose admission package is complete by the following deadlines;

Fall semester – July 1st
Spring semester – November 1st
Summer semester – April 1st

Program Information.


OR . . .

Register by Mail

Send completed registration form and payment to:
Cheyney University Center City
701 Market Street – 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Attn: Continuing Education

Payment must be made in the form of:

  • Cashiers Check ONLY (made payable to Cheyney University of PA - no personal checks) OR
  • Money Order (made payable to Cheyney University of PA)
  • NO CASH 

Days of the Week Codes:

Monday — M
Tuesday — T
Wednesday — W
Thursday — TH
Friday — F
Saturday — S

All classes are held at the Cheyney University Center City campus located at:

701 Market Street —3rd Floor
Phone:(215) 560-3891


 Newly Accepted Students

Congratulations and welcome to Cheyney University. You have been accepted into a program that will open many doors for you and offer you unlimited opportunities.

You will be hearing more from us over the next few months, but we hope this checklist will help you stay on track to completing the enrollment process.

We encourage you to print this page and follow-­through each step carefully.


• Complete Intent Form-Let us know your plans for the upcoming semester. 
• Pay registration fee- This will save your spot in your program and allow you to register for classes.
• Contact/Meet Program Advisor- Make sure you are taking appropriate courses your first semester and are staying within the curriculum ladder.
• Register for first semester of courses- Many of the programs require paper registration for the first semester.
• Attend Adult Student Orientation- A great way to start the semester and become better acquainted with the campus.
• Create/Log in to - Access your email account as well as view your bill and schedule.


Cheyney University Center City
The Mellon Building
701 Market Street
3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:(215) 560-3891


Frequently Accepted Questions

1. Can you send me an application for admission?

Applications for graduate programs are handled online through the Graduate Admission Portal. 

2. I’m interested in one of your Graduate Programs; can you send me information on majoring in XYZ at Cheyney University Center City?

Please visit the Graduate Programs page for additional information Master’s, Continuing Education and Degree Completion Programs. 

3. I’m in the process of completing my Graduate application, where do I send my supporting credentials and letters of recommendation?

All materials required by the program to which you are applying, including letters of recommendation, must be sent to:

Attn: Graduate Admissions
Cheyney University Center City
The Mellon Building
701 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106