Admissions

All applicants are required to complete an application to the Educational Technology Leadership Doctoral Program.  Contact one of our Doctoral Coordinators at edd@njcu.edu for any questions.

Overview Application Requirements

Below are the requirements that need to be met for admission into the doctoral program:

Requirements for Admission

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 is 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 Educational 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/Analytical Writing tests and the Analytical Writing test.
GMAT scores.  Only scores from tests taken within the last five years will be accept-ed.  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 LSATs, 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 Millers Analogy Test is not an accepted test for admission to the docoral program.

Essay

This 1000 word essay should describe the applicant’s background, past work in the intended field of study, plans for graduate study and professional career, and any other relevant information.  The essay should highlight your technology experience and describe how the doctorate will extend the work you have been doing.  This should be submitted with the Application Form.  Applicants must include a statement of purpose, which will detail their reasons for applying to the program and suitability for doctoral study.

Resume

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 you were the leader, and other significant activities determined to be relevant for consideration for the Doctoral program. 

Three 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.   If the applicant has been out of school for a number of years, professional recommendations may be used.   No more than one letter of recommendation or Recommendation Form may be submitted from the same institution or company.

Interview

The interview will be conducted by the Educational Technology Leadership Admissions Committee. 

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee must accompany the application.

Last Day to Apply

All requirements for the admission process—including the telephone inter-view—must be completed and ready for review by the Admissions Committee by April 1.  

Deposit

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.  If the University does not receive the deposit within the stated timeframe, the opening will go to the next candidate on the list.