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All Graduate applicants must submit the Graduate Programs Application Form with a non-refundable $65 application fee or fee waiver. Please review the general application requirements below and any additional requirements for the program you are applying to.

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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 250-word 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
  • A check or online credit card payment to Ramapo College of New Jersey for $65, or an application fee waiver code provided by Graduate Admissions, must be included with your application materials
  • Applications without payment or waiver will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed

*Additional Program Requirements

Master of Arts in Special Education

  • Valid state-issued teacher certification
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership

  • Valid state-issued teacher certification

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Valid RN license
  • For Nursing Administration and Family Nurse Practitioner – min. 2 years work experience
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • GMAT and/or interview may be required after application review by program director
  • Undergraduate coursework with completion of B or better may be required

Master of Social Work (MSW)

  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • 3-5 page narrative highlighting personal and professional accomplishments, values, strengths and weaknesses, and aspirations for after the MSW degree is earned
  • Interview may be required

Master of Science in Accounting (MSAC)

  • For Ramapo College undergraduates students pursuing the five year B.S. to M.S. program, must be a Ramapo College accounting major with a minimum cumulative and accounting major GPA of 3.0; have a minimum grade of B- in Intermediate Accounting I and Federal Taxation I.
  • For non-Ramapo College undergraduates, a bachelor’s in Business or Accounting is required, those without a Business or Accounting degree may be eligible for an MS Accounting transition program with consult of program director

International Students

  • Preferred WES Evaluated Transcripts or Evaluated transcripts from an approved current member of NACES www.naces.org/members
  • Affidavit of Support
  • Bank Statement
  • Proper Visa Requirements
  • If in the U.S. less than 5 years, English test scores are required:
    • IELTS – 6.0
    • TOEFL – Paper Based 550
    • TOEFL – Computer Based 213
    • TOEFL – Internet based 79
    • ELS – Completion of Intensive English Program Level 112