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     Admission Requirements

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    All applicants are required to complete an application to the Educational Technology Leadership doctoral program.  Application materials for admission are available in the Office of Graduate Studies (Hepburn Hall, Room 206) and may be picked up by or mailed to the applicant.  Applications and related materials are also available in the Educational Technology Department office (Education and Professional Studies Building, Room 203A).  Applications and related forms are also available online.


    Below are the requirements that need to be met for admission into the doctoral program. The Admissions Committee bases its decision on three areas:  Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions. 
    • Doctorate in Educational Technology Leadership Application Form
    • Application Fee
    • Official Transcripts
    • GPA Requirement
    • Standardized Test Scores
    • Essay
    • Resume
    • Letters of Recommendation or the Recommendation Form for Doctoral Degree Program
    • Interview 

    Official Transcripts

    All Bachelor's- and Master's-level coursework must be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies from each degree-granting institution.  Official transcripts of applicants must bear the raised seal of the institution from which it was sent.  The Master's Degree must have been earned at a nationally accredited institution.  Official transcripts of all other non-degree coursework should also be submitted.  Applicants with non-US credentials must have their transcripts evaluated by World Education Service (WES) or another member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

    GPA Requirements  

    Applicants entering with a Master's Degree must have a minimum of 3.25 Master's-level GPA to apply for the doctoral program.  Applicants from an international institution must have a strong academic performance comparable to a 3.25 for a Master's Degree.  All GPA's are based on a 4.00 scale.

    Standardized Test Scores

          Admission to the doctoral degree program requires a standardized test.

    GRE scores.  Only scores from tests taken within the last five years will be accepted.  Applicants must take the Verbal/Quantitative and the Analytical Writing test.
    GMAT scores.  Only scores from tests taken within the last five years will be accepted.  Applicants whose experiences have been in the business world have the option to take the GMAT and the Analytical Writing test.
    For other tests, such as the LSAT, please contact the Program Coordinator.  As with the GRE and the GMAT, only scores from tests taken within the last five years will be accepted.
    The Miller's Analogy Test is not an accepted test for admission to the doctoral program.


    This 1,000- to 1,250-word essay should describe the applicant's background, any past work in the intended field of study that has prepared the applicant for this additional course of study, plans for graduate study and professional career, and any other relevant information.  The essay should highlight the applicant's technology experience in his/her present career and personal life and describe how the Doctorate will extend the work that he or she has been doing.  This should be submitted with the Application Form.  Applicants must include a statement of purpose, which will detail the applicant's reasons for applying to the program and suitability for doctoral study.


    With the Application Form applicants are required to submit a current resume showing employment history, education history, professional activities, publications, presentations, programs or initiatives where the applicant was the leader, and other significant activities determined to be relevant for consideration for acceptance into the Doctorate in Educational Technology Leadership program.

    3 Letters of Recommendation

    Letters should be written by individuals who can comment from personal knowledge on the applicant's academic or professional qualifications for doctoral study.  Wherever possible, letters of recommendation should be submitted from academic sources.  However, if the applicant has been out of school for a number of years, professional recommendations may be used.  The applicant may also ask qualified individuals to submit the Recommendation Form for Doctoral Degree Program in lieu of the letter. 
    No more than one letter of recommendation or Recommendation Form may be submitted from the same institution or company.


    The interview will be conducted by the Educational Technology Academic Committee.

    Application Fee

    A non-refundable application fee must accompany the application.

    Last Day to Apply

    All requirements for the admission process must be submitted and ready for review by the Admissions Committee by April 1.


    If an applicant is accepted into the Educational Technology Leadership Doctoral program, a non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1,500 must be received by New Jersey City University within 21 days of the date on the Acceptance Letter.  Directions for submitting the payment will be included in the Acceptance Letter.

    Financial Considerations

    The University offers a limited number of assistantships each year to qualified graduate applicants. Further information is available from the Office of Graduate Studies.
    Veterans should contact Veterans Affairs for information about available education benefits. The Coordinator of Veteran Affairs can be found in the University Advisement Center. 
    Finally, doctoral applicants can request financial assistance through the Federal Student Aid program, which provides loans for graduate education.


    For International Students

    English Language Requirements and Policies

    Command of spoken and written English is required for admission.  All applicants for doctoal study whose first language is not English must submit an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score or its equivalent from a test taken within 12 months prior to admission.  It can take up to two or three months to receive official results.
    Test scores must be submitted with all materials by the application deadline.
    Applicants who have been tested and who met all English-language requirements within the past five years may apply those scores as long as the doctoral program will accept them.

    Minimum Score Requirements for the TOEFL, IELTS, or Its Equivalent

    The University's minimum score for the TOEFL is 79 IBT (Internet-Based Test).  The University's recommended minimum score for the IELTS is 6.0.

    International Transcripts

    The online WES (World Education Services) application is available at www.wes.org.  Applicants must fill out the application online and then send academic documents to WES.  Applicants must request a course-by-course evaluation with a final GPA.  The evaluation is generally a lengthy process; therefore, applicants must leave sufficient time to receive their WES evaluation.  On the WES form, request that a copy of the report be sent to a "third party" and indicate the following:
    New Jersey City University
    Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education
    2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
    Jersey City, NJ  07305-1597
    Electronic delivery of a WES evaluation is recommended.  All final WES evaluations must be received by the Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education by the application deadline.  If a WES evaluation is required and is not received by that deadline, there may be delays in the processing of visas and immigration papers.
    Students who wish to request the use of other legitimate and recognized evaluators of international credits should contact the Office of Graduate Studies.  A "legitimate and recognized" evaluator must be a member of NACES (National Council of Credential Evaluation Services www.naces.org).

    Requirements for International Applicants

    International applicants are required to submit the following for application to the doctoral program.
    • A Doctoral Program application.
    • A passport-sized photograph (approximately 2" x 2" with the applicant's name on the back).
    • Two official copies of all US transcripts.  All transcripts from institutions other than in the United States must be evaluated (course by course with a final GPA) by WES or another legitimate and recognized evaluator of international credits. 
    Upon admission to the doctoral program, students must submit an application for an I-20.  I-20 requirements can be found on the international student website http://www.njcu.edu/internationalprograms.  An I-20 will be sent to applicants who submit proof of financial resources and other requested documents.  International students with F-1 status must comply, at all times, with the requirements as set forth by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), including full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress.  Only upon official acceptance into the program and receipt of an official, notarized Affidavit of Financial Support, will the applicant be issued with a US INS form I-20 AB.  When applicants have completed 12 credits, they will have their academic record reviewed.  If  a "B" or higher has been maintained, then international applicants will be permitted to continue their programs of study.


    All applicants attending New Jersey City University must complete an Immunization Questionnaire.  Failure to do so could delay or prohibit them from attending classes.
    The Immunization Questionnaire is sent to all new applicants as part of the admission process (New Jersey Administrative Code 8:57:6.1.16), with instructions to return it to the Health and Wellness Center, located in Vodra Hall, Suite 107.  For more information call 201-200-3456. 

    For more information or to discuss getting started, contact edd@njcu.edu or call 201-200-3078.