Ramapo College Office of Graduate Admissions

McBride House
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430

p: (201) 684-7270
f: (201) 684-7964


Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about the admissions process. More questions will be added soon. Still don't see the answer to your question? Email us at or


What are the requirements for admission to a graduate program at Ramapo College?

  • A completed Graduate Application, online or pdf
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a recommended grade point average of 3.0
  • A personal statement or essay describing why the candidate is interested in the program, how it fits into personal intellectual development, and what the applicant expects to accomplish by enrolling*.
  • One letter of recommendation*
  • Resume
  • Licensure or certification (if applicable), specific to program*
  • *Some programs may have additional

What is the deadline to apply to Graduate Programs?

For programs that offer Spring admission, the deadline to apply for Spring 2016 is December 1. For Fall 2016, the deadline to apply in May 1. For MSW applicants – Advanced Standing deadline – November 1. Priority Deadline – December 15, Final Deadline – March 1. Applications are processed as they are received. Applications will not be reviewed until they are complete. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early possible. Applications undergo a thorough review by the Graduate Admissions office and the Graduate Program staff.

What is the application fee?

The application fee is $60. When submitting the Web application you may pay your application fee by credit card at the end of the application process. If you apply using a paper application you must pay your fee by check or money order. Make your $60 check payable to Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Who should I contact when I have questions about the application process?

For admissions related questions, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (201) 684-7270 or

Where should I send my support materials?

You may fax or email application materials to us:
Fax: 201-684-7964 • Email:

All official college transcripts can be mailed to:

Office of Graduate Admissions – McBride House
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Rd.
Mahwah, NJ 07430

How do I apply as a Non-Degree seeking student?

Please consult with us or your Program Director regarding pre-requisites and non-degree undergraduate and graduate admissions. Print, complete the appropriate Non-Degree application,Undergraduate Non-degree application (PDF) or Graduate Non-degree application (PDF) and with a check for $60 written to Ramapo College of New Jersey.  Official transcripts from all colleges attended must also be submitted.

Please email your application to or you may mail your application to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
McBride House
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430

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