Educational Psychology (M.A.) & School Psychology (Cert/PD)

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*Please note that this a combined MA/PD/Cert program. This department also offers a stand alone Educational Psychology (M.A. only)  and a stand alone School Psychology (PD/Cert only). Each program has different deadlines and requirements. Please review to ensure you are applying to the correct program. If you have any questions, please contact us 

Application Deadlines*:

Domestic Applicants:
Term Deadline
Spring November 1
Fall  March 1

*Deadlines are subject to change. Deadline extensions may be granted on a case by case. Please contact Graduate Admissions for more information 

Educational Psychology (M.A.) & School Psychology (Cert/PD)

Admission requirements:

  • A completed graduate application form, including a $55 non-refundable application fee
  • A 500-1000 word essay discussing your goals and objectives for pursuing admission to the degree program to which you are applying
  • Official US transcripts from all previous colleges attended or official NACES course-by- course evaluation of any foreign transcripts
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Professional Resume or CV
  • Official copy of GRE score
  • Official documentation of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS)


  • Must have taken a minimum of 9 credits undergraduate credits in psychology.
  • Must have a 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA (required). 

*Note: NJCU does not evaluate international transcripts. In lieu of a transcript, applicants with a non-U.S. degree need to submit a course-by-course evaluation from a NACES Accredited Member that includes U.S. bachelor’s degree equivalency information for their coursework.


International Applicants:

This program is not currently available to international students seeking an F-1 student visa


We encourage you to contact graduate admissions with questions about our graduate programs, to get answers to your graduate application questions, or to schedule a visit to NJCU.

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Phone: (201) 200-3409