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Graduate Admission Requirements

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  • Each of the graduate program options at NJCU has its own admission requirements. Prior to beginning your graduate application, take some time to familiarize yourself with your program.

    View general graduate admission requirements for:

    All final decisions are made by departments.
    Typical turnaround time for admission decision is 2-3 weeks after application completion.

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    Domestic Applicants
    Fall: July 1
    Spring: December 1

    International Applicants
    Fall: May 1
    Spring: November 1
     


    General Admission Requirements for Degree-Seeking Students
      

    • An application form
    • $55 non-refundable application fee 
    • Official transcripts from all colleges attended. 
    • Professional Resume or CV
    • Essay discussing your goals and objectives for pursuing admission to a graduate degree program.
    • 2 letters of recommendation from supervisors/professors (Please consult with the individual program requirements as to who should complete the recommendations)
    • Official Standardized Test Scores or test waiver  
    • Departmental interview (not required for all programs)
    • Audition or portfolio (not required for all programs)
    • Copy of teaching certifications (required for most of education related programs)
    • Praxis scores (required for most of education related programs)
       
    • Supplemental items (not required for all programs) 

     Additional Requirements for Degree-Seeking Students in Performance and Other Departments
     

    If you are seeking admission to a master's degree program with a performance component (currently in art, media art, and music), please note that the department may require a performance or presentation that meets the approval of the department.



    Other departments may have additional requirements for admission into their programs, such as interviews or prerequisite courses. Carefully read the department's section in the graduate catalog


     General Admission Requirements for Certification-Only Students   

    • An application form
    • $55 non-refundable application fee 
    • A 250- to 500-word essay discussing your goals and objectives for pursuing admission to a certification eligibility or certificate program. 
    • Transcripts from all colleges attended.
    • Copy of teaching certifications (required for most of certification programs)
    • Employment verification letter (required for Supervision, Principal, and LDTC program)
    • Supplemental items (not required for all programs)

     General Admission Requirements for Courses-Only Students  

    • An application form
    • $55 non-refundable application fee 
    • Transcripts from all colleges attended. 
    • Supplemental items (not required for all programs) 

     Requirements for Visiting Students
    Visiting graduate students must submit a NJCU Student Registration Form plus one of the following documents:

    1. A Permission letter from the University the student is attending stating the Course title(s), and authorized by a proper authority or
    2. A college transcript. The transcript must reflect Bachelor degree confirmation.

    The visiting student will then follow regular registration procedures. During the Fall and Spring semesters, documents are to be submitted to the University Admissions Office. During the Summer Sessions, documents are to be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the respective deadline date.