Graduate Application Requirements

Graduate Application Requirements

While there are general application requirements for all programs, many of the required supplemental materials vary based on program. Please be sure to review your programs requirements to ensure you submit all necessary materials to complete your application. 

Questions? Contact University Admissions at (201)200-3409 or

International students, please see the International Requirements page for more information on what you’ll need to apply.

Interested in just taking a course or two at NJCU? 
If you are interested in taking a course at NJCU, but not working toward a degree or certificate at this time, we do offer options for non-matriculating study. Please note that international students requiring a student visa are not eligible for this option. For more information on how to apply as a visiting or courses only student at NJCU, contact University Admissions at (201)200-3409 or 


Many graduate programs at NJCU require master's degree-seeking students to submit one of the following standardized test scores as part of the admissions process: Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).  We encourage you to take and submit scores to enhance your application for admission. However, some programs will consider students for test waivers if the following undergraduate GPA requirements are met:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher unless otherwise noted
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher for Business M.S/M.B.A.programs, Special Education M.A. with LDTC Endorsement Eligibility, Counseling, and Nursing.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher for National Security Studies.


  • Applications for admission to a master's degree program and test waivers are subject to approval by the applicable academic department.
  • The test waiver does NOT apply to any doctoral or professional diploma in school psychology programs.
  • The test waiver does NOT apply to students who wish to be considered for NJCU Admissions Scholarships. All students who wish to be considered for university scholarships must submit standardized test scores.
  • If you do not meet the test waiver requirements, we encourage you to submit your test scores or a letter of appeal for further consideration.


Follow the links below for important graduate forms you may need for admission, matriculation, and transfer credit requests.

If you do not see a graduate form that you think you may need, please contact the Office of University Admissions at (201)200-3409

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