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  • NJCU invites graduates of fully-accredited colleges and universities to apply to our academically-outstanding graduate study programs.

    Degree Students
    Certification Eligibility
    NJCU Certificates
    Courses Only (Non-Degree)
    Visiting Students 
    International Students

    Degree Students
    To apply for matriculation into any of the approved degree programs, you must meet the general admission requirements.

    Any student who does not meet all the Graduate Studies’ general admission requirements may be admitted for completion of up to 12 graduate credits as a conditional student. Conditional students must submit official transcripts from your bachelor’s degree and prerequisite courses may be required. Enrolling as a conditional student does not guarantee admission to a graduate degree program.

    Certification Eligibility
    You may be admitted to take courses to qualify for state certification only, particularly in areas of education. If you wish to change your status from certification only to degree seeking, you must meet all the necessary admission requirements. Any and all programs leading to eligibility for an initial teaching certificate require a minimum baccalaureate degree cumulative GPA of 2.75. Any and all programs leading to eligibility for a teaching certificate require a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA throughout your graduate study at the University. Falling below 2.75 will result in removal from the program with no recourse for readmission.

    Some combination degree and certification programs cannot be separated; in these cases, dismissal from the certificate portion results in dismissal from the degree portion as well. Those enrolled in a certification eligibility program will be limited to the number of credits required by the program.

    NJCU Certificates
    Several NJCU departments, particularly in the College of Professional Studies, offer non-degree certificates. Certificate program studies are normally limited to 12 credits unless you are pursuing a defined certificate or certification eligibility program. A student in an NJCU certificate program will be limited to the number of credits required by the program.

    Courses Only (Non-Degree)
    Upon approval by the Dean of Graduate Studies, you may study on a courses-only (non-degree) basis to register for additional courses beyond 12 credits. However, should you later seek and be granted admission into a degree or certification program, only 12 credits may be counted in your program.

    Visiting Students
    If you are a graduate of an accredited college or university currently enrolled in graduate study at another institution, you make take courses at NJCU for transfer purposes. As a visiting student, you must submit an application for admission to graduate tudy and an approval letter from the Dean or department chairperson of the home institution to the Office of Graduate Studies by the respective deadline date. You will then follow regular registration procedures.

    International Students
    Are you a graduate of an international college or university? NJCU welcomes your application; please note that most degree programs require either a thesis or a passing grade on a comprehensive exam. These must be written with a command of the English language commensurate with graduate-level instruction. International applicants seeking a Form I-20 to apply for an F-1 Visa must satisfy all admission requirements by May 1 to be considered for fall semester admission, and by November 1 to be considered for spring semester admission. 

    Please review our admissions requirements in more detail.

    You may also find more information at our International Studies Office.