Graduate Admissions Process

Graduate Admissions Process

Below you will find important information about the graduate admissions process at NJCU. Please follow these steps to prepare your application for submission. 

REVIEW PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & DEADLINES
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. 

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

PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINES

Domestic Applicants
Fall: July 1
Spring: December 1

International Applicants
Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1

PREPARE YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS
Get ahead of the process. Once you’ve identified the requirements for your program, start preparing your materials. Contact your previous colleges and request to have all your official transcripts sent to us. If required, have your official test scores sent to us by the appropriate testing agencies. Contact your recommenders and prepare your personal statement. 

Note: Official documents are considered those we receive directly from the source (i.e. your previous institution(s), testing company, or recommenders). Transcripts, test scores, or letters of recommendation that are hand-delivered or emailed to us by applicants are considered unofficial copies.  

All supplemental materials should be mailed directly to the Office of University Admissions:

New Jersey City University
Office of University Admissions
2039 Kennedy Boulevard
Hepburn 206
Jersey City, NJ 07305-1597

APPLY ONLINE
Ready to Apply?
Applications for NJCU graduate programs are accepted through an online application. You may begin the application at any time, save it, and submit when you’re ready!
Questions? Contact University Admissions at (201)200-3409 or grad_dept@njcu.edu

What to Expect After You Apply
Once the Office of University Admissions receives your completed application, including ALL required supplemental materials, your file will be reviewed and a decision will be rendered. All final decisions are made by the academic department to which you have applied. The typical turnaround time for an admission decision is 2-3 weeks after we receive ALL of your required supplemental materials. A decision notification letter will be mailed out to the address you provided on your application. If you have questions about your application status at any point, please contact University Admissions at (201)200-3409 or grad_dept@njcu.edu

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