Graduate Admissions

Graduate School Requirements

Application Form

  • All Graduate applicants must submit the application form with a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • A check or money order payable to Ramapo College of New Jersey must be included.  Please print the applicant’s name on the front of the check or money order.
  • Applications without payment will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

Apply Online Download Application (PDF)

Application Deadlines

Fall 2015 Application Deadline – August 15, 2015


Spring and Fall 2016 Application will open on August 1, 2015. 

Spring 2016 Application Deadline – December 1, 2015

Fall 2016 Application Deadline – May 1, 2016


MSW Program Applicants  

Advanced Standing Deadline – November 1, 2015

Priority Deadline – December 15, 2015

Final Deadline – March 1, 2015

General Application Requirements

  • 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
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume

Additional Program Requirements

  • Master of Arts in Special Education and Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
    • Valid copy of state issued teacher certification
  • Master of Science in Nursing
    • Valid copy of RN license
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
    • Interview may be required
    • GMAT required (GMAT waiver may be granted by Program Director)
  • MSW (Master of Social Work)
    • Interview may be required
    • 3-5 page narrative highlighting personal and professional accomplishments, values, strengths and weaknesses and aspirations after the MSW degree